BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The natural resources degree may be completed in four years or eight semesters. However, the four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This plan is a recommended course schedule. Your schedule may vary depending on course availability and electives. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page. Consult with your advisor to develop a program of study that fulfills program requirements and prepares you for your career.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours15
AGR 100 Food Security 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4
AGA 105 Soils and Crop Science 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours17
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning 2
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
ENG 110 Writing I 3
AGR 157 Principles of Agricultural Mechanization 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours16
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
AGA 215 Soils 3
AGA 365 Grain Crops 3
GEN ED Social/Behavioral 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management 3
AGA 375 Forage Crops OR AGH 353 Turf Science 3
AGN 405 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 3
GEN ED Self-Understanding (Humanities) 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours16
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
AGS 311 Feeds and Feeding 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
AGA 425 Soil and Crop Management 2
AGA 485 Weed Science 3
GEN ED Creativity/Vision 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours16
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural Chemistry 3
AGB 334 Marketing Agricultural Products 3
AGR 383 (Course no longer offered. See advisor for replacement.) 3
AGN 455 Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification 3
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours15
AGH 483 Plant Pathology 3
AGB 344 Financing Agriculture
or AGB 354 Land Economics
or AGB 444 American Agricultural Policy
AGN 455 Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification 3
GEN ED Culture and Society (Humanities) 3
Agriculture or GEN ED elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours16
Agriculture or GEN ED electives 16