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)

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)

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
CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Laboratory
or CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
or CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Total hours14-16

Third semester (fall)

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
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
BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World 1
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

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
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

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
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours14-15

Sixth semester (spring)

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)

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)

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