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2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Agricultural Education - BS, Community-Based


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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 DegreeWorks to check student-specific program progress.

 

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: 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:

ADVS 1110: Introduction to Animal Science   4     BSS (Select 1 from recommended course list)   
ASTE 2710: Orientation to Agriculture Education   2     Ag Breadth Exploration: USU 1350   recommended  
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   C+ minimum APEC 1600: Natural Resources and American Economic Institutions (BAI)  or ECN 1500: Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI)   3  or 3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4    

Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course:  LAEP 1030  recommended  

 
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course     3   Breadth Life Science (BLS) course:  PSC 1800  recommended 3  
 
 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:            

AG Economics/Business Course: (Select 1 from recommended course list)   3   Agricultural Systems Course: (Select 1 from recommended course list)  
Agricultural Systems Course: (Select 1 from recommended course list)   ASTE 3100: Personal and Team Leadership   3   Sophomore standing
BIOL 1610: Biology I  / BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1     ASTE 2250: Occupational Experience in Agriculture  (4-6 credits recommended) 1-6    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
Natural Resources Course (Select 1 from recommended course list) 3        

 

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:                       

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:                                                                             

ADVS 4560: Principles of Animal Genetics and Breeding (QI)  or BIOL 3060: Principles of Genetics (QI)   3  or 4     ASTE 3625: Youth Development Education   2    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     ASTE 4155: Nonformal Teaching Methods   3    
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)   4    
ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education   3    
Animal Production Course (Select one from recommended course list) 2-3   ASTE 5220/ASTE 6220: Volunteer Programs and Partnerships   3   Summer, even years
Plant Production: (Select 1 from recommended course list)  3-4        
 
 

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  (4-6 credits recommended) 1-6    
Core Animal Science: Production (Choose 1 from recommended course list)                                                        3   MSLE 3110: Managing Organizations and People (DSS)   3    
SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2     Ag-Related Elective 3  
ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3          
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2-3        
 
 

 

The Community Based Agricultural Education Emphasis prepares students for outreach and education in non-formal and adult education settings. Students in this emphasis area will develop a diverse background in agriculture, highlighting leadership, human relations, communication, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, effective writing and team work.

In addition to courses in agricultural education, the curriculum includes courses in technical agriculture areas, including agricultural economics; agricultural mechanization; animal, dairy, and veterinary sciences; plant and soil science; and natural resources. Additional courses in non-formal education teaching methods, volunteer programs, community programming and evaluation, and youth development round out this emphasis area.

Students in this emphasis may have the opportunity to engage in an internship in Community Based Agricultural education starting their junior year with an agricultural business, public or private agency, commodity organization or extension office.  

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

Technical Agriculture Courses (50-54 credits)


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