Apr 24, 2019  
2011-2012 General Catalog 
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Agricultural Education, BS

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College of Agriculture

Department of Agricultural Systems Technology and Education

Preparation in Agricultural Education includes technical agriculture, economics, and business. Students selecting the teaching option will also enroll in principles and techniques of teaching courses.

Students interested in teaching agricultural production and processing, agricultural mechanics, horticulture, or natural resources will be guided into areas of their major interest. Agricultural backgrounds or summer agricultural experiences are necessary for teacher certification.

An application for admission to teacher education should ordinarily be completed before the junior year (see Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services requirements ). Approval for admission to teacher education is a prerequisite to enrollment in education and psychology courses. A 2.75 GPA is required for admission to the teacher education program.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education are listed briefly. For more detailed information on courses and the recommended sequence for taking them, see the major requirement sheet available from the Agricultural Systems Technology and Education Department.

The Agricultural Education major involves four teaching areas, which correspond with the Utah agricultural education program model design.

Students must complete the General Education requirements 

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth requirements 

  •   and   will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • ADVS 4560  will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two catagories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS).  ,  ,    or    will fulfill the DSS requirement

In addition, students must complete the following courses in preparation for teacher licensure:

Teacher Preparation Courses (40 credits)

Technical Agriculture Courses (41 credits)

Technical Agriculture Concentration/Elective Courses

Select a minimum of 11 credits from the following courses:

Any course listed as an option above that was not taken to meet the core requirements:

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)


Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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