Agricultural Science (BS) (11AGESBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AEE 103 Intro Topics1 1 ANS 150/151 Intro to Animal Science or
PO 201/202 Poultry Science & Production
4
BIO 181 Intro Biology- ECOL /DIV B 4 BIO 183 Intro Biology – Cell & MolecularB 4
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research H 4 MA 121 Elements of Calculus or
MA 131 Calculus for Life & Mgmt SciencesA
3
MA 107 Precalculus IA 3 Humanities ElectiveC 3
COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
16 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AEE 323 Leadership Develop in Agric 3 AEE 350 Personal Lead. Dev. In ALS 3
Introductory Agricultural Elective1 3 ARE 201 Introduction to ARE or
EC 201 Economics I or EC 205
3
CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular ScienceB 3 Natural Science ELective6 4
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab 1 CS 213 Crops: Adapt & Production or HS 201 Principles of Horticulture 3-4
Social Science ElectiveD 3 Humanities ElectiveC 3
13 16-17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
SSC 200 Soil Science 3 AEE 435 Prof Presentations in Agric 3
SSC 201 Soil Science Lab 1 Agricultural Specialization I Course1 3
Agricultural Specialization I Course1 3 Agricultural Specialization II Course3 3
Additl. Breadth – Hum/Soc Sci ElectF 3 Interdisciplinary Persp. ElectiveG 3
Writing Elective2 3 Social Science ElectiveD 3
Free Elective4 2-3
15-16 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
AEE 360 Team Leadership in ALS 3 AEE 460 Org Leadership for ALS 3
Agricultural Specialization I Course1 3 AEE 490 Seminar in AEE 1
Agricultural Specialization II Course3 3 Agricultural Specialization I Course1 3
Agricultural Specialization II Course3 3 Agricultural Specialization II Course3 3
Free Elective 3 Interdisciplinary Persp. ElectiveG 2-3
Free Elective 3
15 15-16

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K : 121

Major/Program Footnotes

1 AEE 103 is the preferred orientation course. ALS 103 is accepted for transfer students.
2  Select from AES 201, ES 100, or FS 201
3 Select from AEE 311, ENG 332 or ENG 333.
4 First of two agricultural specializations required. Select from courses in the following areas of agriculture: Animal Science, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Environmental Technology, Crop Science, Feed Mill Management, Horticultural Science, Poultry Science, or Soil Science. Courses must focus on one of these agricultural disciplines. At least six semester hours of course credit in this specialization must be earned in courses at the 300 level or above.
5 Second of two agricultural specializations required. Select from courses in the following areas of agriculture: Animal Science, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Environmental Technology, Crop Science, Feed Mill Management, Horticultural Science, Poultry Science, or Soil Science. Courses must focus on one of these agricultural disciplines. Must be a different agricultural discipline from the first specialization. At least six semester hours of course credit in this specialization must be earned in courses at the 300 level or above.
6 Select from CH 20 I and CH 202 or CH 220 and CH 222 or PY 131 or PY 211 or MEA IO I and MEA 110. A total of 4 credits are required.
7 Total hours of free electives vary in order to allow the minimum hours required for the degree to equal 121 credit hrs.


* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences
(6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 107, MA 121
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: BIO 181, BIO 183, CH 101, CH 102, CH 220
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none. Some courses in this category will fulfill the US Diversity and Global Knowledge co-requisite.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: ARE 201 or EC 201 or EC 205. Some courses in this category will fulfill the US Diversity and Global Knowledge co-requisite.
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
x Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or       Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: none
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: none
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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