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2009-2011 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Agricultural Studies

Administered by the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies. Students are encouraged to develop one or more areas of concentration in agricultural sciences and economics.

Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 150, 250; written communica-tions elective (3 cr.); speech elective (3 cr.); Lib 160
20 Mathematical, physical, and life sciences
Chem 163, 163L or 177, 177L; Math 104 or 150; Stat 104; Biol 101 or 211; life science elective (6 cr.)
18 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences
Econ 101; AgEdS 315; from approved lists: 3 cr. in ethics; 3 cr. in international perspectives; 3 cr. in U.S. diversity; humanities electives (3 cr.)
43.5 Agricultural sciences and economics
AgEdS 110B, 215, 450; Agron 114, 154, 212; An S 114 and 101, electives (6 cr.); Econ 235, 330; Ent electives (2 cr.); 300-400 level agricultural sciences and economics electives (9 cr.); electives from the College of Agriculture (2cr.).
Other required courses
3 Acct 284
31 Electives
128 Total credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
0.5 Orientation—AgEdS 110B
2 Survey of the Animal Industry—An S 114
2 Working with Animals—An S 101
3 Introduction to Probability and Matrices—Math 104 or Discrete Mathematics—Math 150
3 Critical Thinking and Communication—Engl 150
3 Social science elective
3 Introductory Biology—Biol 101
0.5 Library Instruction—Lib 160
Cr. Spring
3 Principles of Agronomy—Agron 114
3 Principles of Microeconomics—Econ 101
3 Life science elective
3 Humanities elective
3 Statistics—Stat 104

Preveterinary Studies
Preparation for admission to veterinary medicine may be accomplished through the agricultural studies curriculum.