Agricultural Education Major, General Agriculture Emphasis, B.S. (Non-Licensure)

This emphasis of agricultural education does not provide teacher certification for teaching in public schools. It is rather an option to prepare graduates for

  • teaching or working in the agricultural industry,
  • working in the Cooperative Extension Service, or
  • continuing to complete a Master of Science in Education. A master’s degree would be necessary to become employed in the Cooperative Extension Service. 

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. 

Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Education40-53
School of Agriculture Core12
Agriculture Foundation Courses (12 credits)
ANSCI 1000Introduction to Animal Science3
AGBUS 1500Introduction to Agribusiness3
AGET 1750Equipment, Structure and Power Systems3
Choose one of the following:
Introduction to Ecological Restoration and Resource Management
Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Agriculture Professional Engagement 13
Agricultural Education Courses
AGEDUC 2920Introduction to Agricultural and Extension Education2
AGEDUC 3900Curriculum and Facilities Planning in Career and Technical Education3
or AGEDUC 4930 Teaching Cooperative Education in Agriculture
Agriculture Content Courses 2
SCSCI/ENVHORT/RECLAMEarn 6 credits minimum6
ANSCIEarn 6 credits minimum6
AGBUS/BUSADMINEarn 6 credits minimum6
AGET/AETMEarn 6 credits minimum6
Total Credits93-106

Complete four credits of Professional Engagement from one of three categories.  Each of the following experiences are generally three credits:

  • Internship
  • Study abroad experience
  • Faculty-led research experience

Agricultural/Applied Engineering Technology Management classes must be a minimum of 52 credits;
OR 24 credits with additional 28 credits in Agriculture or Applied Engineering Technology Management;
OR 24 credits with a minor of at least 28 credits.