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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Agricultural Education - BS, Community-Based


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

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  • For more information about Agricultural Education, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.
  • Eligibility Requirements: This program has eligibility requirements for new first-year students, USU students, and transfer students from other institutions or programs at USU. Transfer students should have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to qualify for the program. All other applicants must be a student in good standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students who wish to complete this degree must do so with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits                                                                       120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL) .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen                                                                      Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU         2.75 GPA                    

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ASTE 2710: Orientation to Agriculture Education   2     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3 LAEP 1030  recommended
ASTE 3900: Special Problems in Agricultural Systems Technology and Education   1-6     Breadth Integrated Studies Course 3 USU 1350  recommended
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course   3  
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3 ASTE 2900  recommended
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4    

General Science Course

3 or 4 See options below
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course    3 CMST 1020  or CMST 2110  recommended      
 
 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     ASTE 2250: Occupational Experience in Agriculture   1-6   1-2 credits recommended
STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)   4     ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3    
General Science Course 3 or 4 See options below Communications and Leadership Course 3 ASTE 3100  recommended
Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course 2   Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course 3  
Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course 3   Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course 3  
      Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course 3  

 

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CBE Elective 4 Foreign Language recommended ASTE 3625: Youth Development Education   2    
Communications & Leadership Course  3 ASTE 3090  recommended ASTE 4155: Nonformal Teaching Methods   3    
Depth Humanities (DHA) Course   2   ASTE 5220: Volunteer Programs and Partnerships   3    
ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education   3    
General Science Course 3   CBE Elective  3  
Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course 3        
 
 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:     

ASTE 4215: Community Programming and Evaluation   3     ASTE 4250: Occupational Experiences in Agriculture   1-6   Minimum of 3 credits required
MSLE 3110: Managing Organizations and People (DSS)   3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3 APEC 1600  recommended
SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3     CBE Elective 3  
Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course  3   Communications & Leadership Course 2 USU 2160  recommended
Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course  3   Technical Agriculture: Animal, Plant, Environmental or Ag Systems Science Course  4  
 
 

 

The CBE major opens the door for students to instruct and lead community outreach programs, work in agricultural extension programs and provide other public and private organizations with expertise as a youth and adult educator. Students in community-based education develop a diverse background in nonformal education techniques, agriculture, leadership, human relationships, communication, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, effective writing, and teamwork. In addition to courses in agricultural education, the curriculum includes agricultural economics, animal, dairy, and veterinary sciences, plant and soil sciences, and natural resources. Classes in nonformal education provide skills in teaching methods for diverse audiences, volunteer program development and management, community programming, outreach development, program evaluation, and youth program development.

Students may engage in a community-based internship beginning in their junior year with an agricultural business, public or private organization, commodity group program, nonprofit organization, or Extension office. Through coursework and hands-on learning opportunities, students in community-based agricultural education will prepare to improve communities and teach global populations using their agricultural content knowledge and experience. This is a major for students who want to share their passion for agriculture through educating broad global populations.

Contact Marci Chidester, marci.chidester@usu.edu, 435-797-8434 for advising.

Contact Dr. Rose Judd-Murray for internship information: rose.juddmurray@usu.edu.

GPA Requirement


Students who wish to complete this degree must do so with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Technical Agriculture Courses (25-28 credits)


Choose 25-28 credits from courses in Animal Science, Plant Science, Environmental Science or Agricultural Systems. See list below.

CBE Electives (10 credits)


Select a minimum of 10 credits from courses in a Foreign Language, Societal Issues, Nonformal Education Enrichment, or Economics and Business.

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