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. Review the class schedule and 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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
AGN 143 Introductory Forestry 3
Natural Resources Electives 1-2
Total hours15-16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Natural Resources Electives 1-2
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen
or CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
or CHM 160 General Chemistry I
3-4
CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Laboratory
or CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
or CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory
1
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics
or MTH 135 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.)
0-3
Total hours14-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
3
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
AGN 215 Soils 3
AGN 216 Soils Lab 1
BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or BIO 121 General Biology I
3-4
BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World 1
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management 3
AGS 101 Animal Science 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology
or GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate
or GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
4
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGP 585 Weed Ecology and Management 3
AGP 581 Applied Entomology 3
AGN 465 Environmental Soil Science 3
AGB 314 Legal Aspects of Agriculture
or AGB 354 Land Economics
2-3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours14-15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGN 405 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 3
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural Chemistry 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
The Arts - General Education 3
General Electives 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGP 583 Plant Pathology 3
AGR 499 Internship in Agriculture 1-8
AGR 490 Career Preparation in Agriculture 1
Natural Resources Electives 3
General Electives 6-7
Total hours16-17

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Public Issues - General Education 3
Crop Production Elective 3
General Electives 10-11
Total hours16-17
Degree plan last reviewed 07-02-2018.