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Associate of Science Degree

You can earn an associate of arts degree with a concentration in Natural Studies.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

25 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
AGRI 1030 Introduction to Soil Science 3
AGRI 1040 Introduction to Soil Science Lab 1
BIOS 1050 General Botany 4
AGRI 1131 Plant Science 3
AGRI 1132 Plant Science Lab 1
AGRI 1145 Introduction to Natural Resources 3
AGRI 1530 Introduction to Water Resources 3
BIOS 2020 Introduction to Environmental Issues 4
AGRI 2400 Forage, Pasture and Grassland Production 3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science & Social Science

select at least one - Must have 9 credit hours divided among Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least one course from Behavioral & Social Science and one course from English/Literature earning C
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
POLS 1000 American Government 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography 3
HIST 1030 European Civilization I 3
HIST 1040 European Civilization II 3
HIST 1050 World History I 3
HIST 1060 World History II 3
POLS 1600 International Relations 3
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIST 2010 American History I 3
HIST 2020 American History II 3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

English / Literature

select at least one - Must earn C or above - Must have 9 credit hours divided among Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least one course from Behavioral & Social Science and one course from English/Literature earning C
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I 3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II 3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I 3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II 3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
THEA 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL 2150 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2160 American Literature after 1865 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3
ENGL 2200 British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 2210 British Literature after 1800 3
ENGL 2730 The Novel and the Movie 3

Fine Arts & Language

select one if needed - Must have 9 credit hours divided among Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least one course from Behavioral & Social Science and one course from English/Literature earning C
0-4 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music 3
ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art History and Criticism I 3
ARTS 1060 Introduction to Art History and Criticism II 3
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4
FREN 1200 Elementary French I 4

Mathematics

select at least 3 credit hours at the 1600 level or above
6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1100 Topics and Ideas in Mathematics 3
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra 4
MATH 1150 College Algebra 3
MATH 1220 Trigonometry 3
MATH 1600 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
MATH 2010 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
MATH 2020 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 5
MATH 2170 Applied Statistics 3

Natural Science

select two
8 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 1010 General Biology 4
CHEM 1090 General Chemistry I 4

Oral Communication

must earn "C" or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Technology

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
AGRI 1500 Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture 3

Written Communication

required - must earn "C" or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives

6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
AGRI 1010 Animal Science 3
AGRI 1150 Introduction to Entomology 3
AGRI 1310 Agricultural Marketing System 3
AGRI 1340 Animal Science Lab 1
PHYS 1410 Elementary General Physics I with Algebra and Trigonometry 5
AGRI 2035 Introduction to Agroecology 3
AGRI 2200 Advanced Fertilizers 2
AGRI 2290 Agricultural Commodities Marketing 3
AGRI 2410 Forage, Pasture and Grassland Production Lab 1
AGRI 2510 Ag GIS Fundamentals 3

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