BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The wildlife conservation and management 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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment
or AGP 103 Plant Science
3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
AGN 143 Introductory Forestry 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
or CHM 160 General Chemistry I
4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
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
Agriculture or Biology Electives 3
Agriculture or Biology Electives 3
AGN 215 Soils 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
BIO 369 General Ecology 4
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
Humanities - General Education 3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGP 365 Grain Crops for Food, Feed and Energy 3
AGP 581 Applied Entomology 3
BIO 373 Principles of Wildlife Management 3
BIO 339 Identification of Woody Plants 2
AGB 314 Legal Aspects of Agriculture
or AGB 354 Land Economics
2-3
Total hours13-14

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 334 Plant Taxonomy 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
AGP 370 Forage Crops for Animals and the Environment 3
Agriculture or Biology Electives 4
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
General Electives 3
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1
AGR 499 Internship in Agriculture 1-8
BIO 577 Mammalogy 3
AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
General Electives 4
BIO 573 Ornithology 3
Crop Production Elective 3
Agriculture Elective 3
Total hours16
Degree plan last reviewed 07-02-2018.