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Agricultural Education

Agribusiness (Non-teaching Emphasis)

The agribusiness emphasis of agricultural education is not intended to provide teacher certification for teaching in public schools. It is rather an option to prepare graduates for (a) teaching or working in the agricultural industry, (b) working in the Cooperative Extension Service, or (c) continuing to complete a Master of Science in Education. A master’s degree would be necessary to become employed in the Cooperative Extension Service. The M.S.E. would meet the requirements for obtaining a license to teach agriculture at the secondary level.

Requirements for this option are similar to those of the teaching option except that fewer education classes are taken and the student is not required to student teach. In addition, the students are not required to be admitted to the teacher education program. As such, they do not need to meet the G.P.A. or PPST requirements listed for the teaching option.

Required Core SOA Courses (12 credits)

  • AGINDUS 1500 - Introduction to Agribusiness - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 1750 - Equipment, Structure and Power Systems - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 1000 - Introduction to Animal Science - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 1240 - The Plant-Soil Environment - 3 cr

Required Agricultural Education Courses (7 credits)

  • TEACHING 1230 - Introduction to Education - 2 cr
  • AGINDUS 2920 - Introduction to Agriculture and Extension Education - 2 cr
  • AGINDUS 4930 - Teaching Cooperative Education in Agriculture - 3 cr

Required Crops/Soils/Ornamental Horticulture Courses
(14 credits)

  • AGSCI 2230 - Soils - 4 cr
    or
    AGSCI 3260 - Seed and Grain Crops - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 3350 - Soil Fertility and Fertilizers - 3 cr
    or
    AGSCI 3330 - Soil Morphology and Classification - 3 cr
  • Crops, soils or ornamental horticulture electives - 5 cr

Required Animal Science Courses (14 credits)

  • AGSCI 3000 - Animal Nutrition - 4 cr
  • AGSCI 3030 - Genetics of Livestock Improvement - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 4110 - Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals - 4 cr
  • Animal Science elective - 3 cr

Required Agribusiness Courses (14 credits)

  • AGINDUS 2430 - Agricultural Marketing - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 2500 - Producer and Consumer Cooperatives - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 3460 - Farm Management and Record Systems - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 4500 - Agribusiness Management - 3 cr
  • Agribusiness electives - 5 cr

Required Agribusiness Engineering Technology Courses
(14 credits)

  • AGINDUS 3830 - Engines and Tractor Systems - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 3950 - Soil and Water Conservation - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 4890 - Structures and Env. Control - 3 cr
  • Agribusiness Engineering Technology electives - 5 cr

 

Agribusiness Option with Minor

Required Core SOA Courses (12 credits)

  • AGINDUS 1500 - Introduction to Agribusiness - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 1750 - Equipment, Structure and Power Systems - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 1000 - Introduction to Animal Science - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 1240 - The Plant-Soil Environment - 3 cr

Required Agricultural Education Courses (7 credits)

  • TEACHING 1230 - Introduction to Education - 2 cr
  • AGINDUS 2920 Introduction to Agricultural and Extension Education - 2 cr
  • AGINDUS 4930 - Teaching Cooperative Education in Agriculture - 3 cr

Required Crops/Soils/Ornamental Horticulture Courses
(9 credits)

  • AGSCI 2230 - Soils - 3 cr
    or
    AGSCI 3260 - Seed and Grain Crops - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 3350 - Soil Fertility and Fertilizers - 3 cr
    or
    AGSCI 3330 - Soil Morphology and Classification - 3 cr
  • Crops, soils or ornamental horticulture electives - 3 cr

Required Animal Science Courses (11 credits)

  • AGSCI 3000 - Animal Nutrition - 4 cr
  • AGSCI 3030 - Genetics of Livestock Improvement - 3 cr
  • AGSCI 4110 - Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals - 4 cr

Required Agribusiness Courses (9 credits)

  • AGINDUS 2430 - Agricultural Marketing - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 2500 - Producer and Consumer Cooperatives - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 3460 - Farm Management and Record Systems - 3 cr
    or
    AGINDUS 4500 - Agribusiness Management - 3 cr

Required Agribusiness Engineering Technology Courses
(9 credits)

  • AGINDUS 3830 - Engines and Tractor Systems - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 3950 - Soil and Water Conservation - 3 cr
  • AGINDUS 4890 - Structures and Env. Control - 3 cr

Other: Agriculture courses must total 36 credits and a university minor of 24 credits must also be completed.

 

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