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Curriculum in Public Service and Administration in Agriculture

Administered by the Department of Sociology.

Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
  Engl 150, 250; Jl MC 205; Sp Cm 212; Lib 160; communication-intensive requirement
18 Mathematical, physical and life sciences
  Math 150; Stat 101; electives in physical sciences (5 cr.); Biol 101; electives in biological sciences (3 cr.) (To fulfill the Colleges environmental intensive requirement, students are encouraged to choose Environmental Studies 120 or 173 as the elective in the biological sciences; demonstration of computer proficiency) (see Sociology Department for requirements).
12 Humanities, ethics, and social sciences
  Humanities elective (3 cr.); from approved lists: 3 cr. in ethics; 3 cr. in U.S. diversity; 3 credits in international perspectives. The 3-credit College of Agriculture and Life Sciences requirement in the social sciences is included as part of the Public Service and Administration Core as are the environmental-intensive requirement and problem solving-intensive requirement.
46 Public service and administration core
  Economics: 101, 102, 344 or Acct 284, 336; AgEds 451
  Political science: 215, 310, 371, 475, and 3 additional credits of political science courses at the 300-level or above. Sociology: 110, 130, 325 or 382, 415, 420 or 380, and 464
9 Agricultural sciences
15 Required area of concentration
15.5 Free electives
128 Total credits
   
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
3 First-Year Composition: Engl 150
3 Introductory Biology: Biol 101
3 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I: Math 150
3 Rural Institutions and Organizations: Soc 130
3 Principles of Microeconomics: Econ 101
R Orientation to Public Service and Administration in Agriculture: Soc 110
   
Cr. Spring
3 Principles of Macroeconomics: Econ 102
3 American Government: Institutions and Policies: Pol S 215
3 Fundamentals of Speech Communication: Sp Cm 212
6 Agricultural Science
0.5 Library Instruction: Lib 160