Bachelor of Science Degree - Agricultural Studies

Degree Requirements:

General Education

Core Curriculum

Option(s) Courses

Electives

Student Learning Outcomes

Agricultural Studies graduates will be able to demonstrate a/an:

  1. Range of concepts and methods useful in agri-business decision-making in at least one of eight areas of specialization: Business/Marketing, International Agri-Business, Integrated Farm Management, Integrated Ranch Management, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science and Equine. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
  2. Mastery of problem solving and effective communication skills to face challenges encountered in professional careers. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
  3. In-depth understanding of a specific issue facing agriculture demonstrated by the completion of their capstone experience. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.)
  4. Basic proficiency in specific approved practices in modern agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI.)
  5. Basic proficiency in the use of financial and GIS computer software. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  6. Basic knowledge of specific livestock and farm production practices of the Northern Great Plains. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
  7. Proper and effective use of both oral and written communication skills. (This learning outcome I, II, III, and V.)

Requirements

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED AS PART OF GENERAL EDUCATION

MATH 103College Algebra

4

ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics

3

AGRICULTURAL STUDIES CORE CURRICULUM

AGEC 342Introduction to Agricultural Management

3

AGRI 350Agricultural Data Analysis and Statistics

4

AGRI 391Junior Seminar

1

AGRI 394Undergraduate Research

1

H&CE 241Leadership and Presentation Techniques

3

PLSC 110World Food Crops

3

RNG 336Introduction to Range Management

4

SOIL 210Introduction to Soil Science

4

One course from the following two courses (3 credits):

ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Science

3

ANSC 123Feeds and Feeding

3

One course from the following two courses (3 credits):

CSCI 200Database Software Applications

3

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications

3

One course from the following two courses (1 credit):

AGRI 491/RNG 491Agricultural Seminar

1

RNG 491/AGRI 491Range Seminar

1

AGRI 491 and RNG 491 are capstone experience seminars that consist of an independent study with a public presentation and a professional paper requirement.

One course from the following three courses (3 credits):

AGRI 280Technology in Agriculture

3

GIS 380Applied Arc GIS

3

GIS 481Geographic Information Systems for Business

3

One course from the following four courses (3 credits):

COMM 317Organizational and Group Communication

3

COMM 312Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 216Intercultural Communication

3

BOTE 210Business Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:36

Option

Students must select and complete at least one option (Business/Marketing, International Agri-Business, Integrated Farm Management, Integrated Ranch Management, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science or Equine) to complete the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies degree.

Business/Marketing Option

Students will be required to take BOTE 210 – Business Communication and GIS 481 – GIS for Business as part of the Agricultural Studies core curriculum.

AGEC 244Introduction to Agricultural Marketing

3

AGEC 246Introduction to Agricultural Finance

3

AGEC 374Cooperatives

3

AGEC 375Applied Agricultural Law

3

AGEC 387Commodity Futures and Options

3

AGEC 442Advanced Farm Management

3

AGEC 422Resource Economics and Environmental Protection

3

AGRI 297Agricultural Management Internship; Externship; Cooperative Education

2

BADM 369Business Ethics and Critical Thinking

3

BADM 455International Business

3

ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MATH 146Applied Calculus I

3

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

One course from the following two courses (3 credits):

AGEC 142Agricultural Accounting

3

ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I

3

One course from the following two courses (3 credits):

BADM 346Human Resource Management

3

BADM 360Real Estate Principles

3

Two courses from the following five choices (6 credits):

RNG 458Rangeland Ecology

3

SOIL 322Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3

SOIL 321Soil Management and Conservation

3

VETS 339Animal Health

3

Approved Agriculture elective(s)

3

Total Credit Hours:50

International Agri-Business Option

Students will be required to take GIS 481 – GIS for Business as part of the Agricultural Studies core curriculum. Students will also be required to take Foreign Language 101 or higher as part of the General Education requirements.

Foreign Language 102 or higher

4

ECON 106Global Economics

3

ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I

3

ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II

3

ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics

3

AGEC 244Introduction to Agricultural Marketing

3

FIN 326Managerial Finance

3

AGEC 387Commodity Futures and Options

3

MATH 146Applied Calculus I

3

BADM 456International Business Strategy

3

FIN 430International Finance

3

BADM 420International Management

3

MRKT 357International Marketing

3

BADM 455International Business

3

FIN 300Financial Institutions and Markets

3

BADM 376Production/Operations Management

3

One course from the following three courses (3 credits):

AGEC 387Commodity Futures and Options

3

BADM 346Human Resource Management

3

BADM 369Business Ethics and Critical Thinking

3

Total Credit Hours:52

Integrated Farm Management Option

Students will be required to take GIS 380 – Applied Arc GIS as part of the Agricultural Studies core curriculum.

AGEC 142Agricultural Accounting

3

AGEC 244Introduction to Agricultural Marketing

3

AGEC 246Introduction to Agricultural Finance

3

AGEC 374Cooperatives

3

AGEC 375Applied Agricultural Law

3

AGEC 387Commodity Futures and Options

3

AGEC 442Advanced Farm Management

3

GIS 210Applied GPS

2

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

PLSC 235Field Scouting Techniques

2

PLSC 323Principles of Weed Science

3

SOIL 321Soil Management and Conservation

3

SOIL 322Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3

SOIL 350Soil Health and Productivity

3

Choose course not taken in agricultural core curriculum (3 credits):

ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Science

3

ANSC 123Feeds and Feeding

3

Choose courses from the following (8-9 credits):

ANSC 220Livestock Production

3

GIS 470Remote Sensing

3

GIS 480GPS/GIS II

3

PLSC 486Forages and Forage Systems

3

RNG 350Range Plants and Communities

3

RNG 436Range and Pasture Management

3

RNG 458Rangeland Ecology

3

SOIL 444Soil Genesis and Survey

4

Approved Agriculture elective(s)

1-3

Total Credit Hours:51-52

Integrated Ranch Management Option

Students will be required to take GIS 380 – Applied Arc GIS as part of the Agricultural Studies core curriculum.

AGEC 142Agricultural Accounting

3

AGEC 244Introduction to Agricultural Marketing

3

AGEC 246Introduction to Agricultural Finance

3

AGEC 375Applied Agricultural Law

3

AGEC 387Commodity Futures and Options

3

ANSC 220Livestock Production

3

ANSC 420Animal Genetics and Applied Animal Breeding

3

ANSC 445Problems in Livestock Management

3

ANSC 463Physiology of Reproduction

4

ANSC 470Applied Ruminant Nutrition

3

PLSC 486Forages and Forage Systems

3

VETS 339Animal Health

3

Choose course not taken in agricultural core curriculum (3 credits):

ANSC 114Introduction to Animal Science

3

ANSC 123Feeds and Feeding

3

Two courses from the following three courses (6 credits):

RNG 350Range Plants and Communities

3

RNG 436Range and Pasture Management

3

RNG 458Rangeland Ecology

3

Two courses from the following nine choices (5-6 credits):

AGEC 442Advanced Farm Management

3

ANSC 260Introduction to Equine Studies

3

GIS 210Applied GPS

2

GIS 470Remote Sensing

3

GIS 480GPS/GIS II

3

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

RNG 456Range Habitat Management

3

SOIL 321Soil Management and Conservation

3

SOIL 322Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3

Approved Agriculture elective(s)

2-3

Total Credit Hours:51-52

Natural Resource Management Option

Students will be required to take GIS 380 – Applied Arc GIS as part of the Agricultural Studies core curriculum. Students will be required to take GEOL 105, GEOL 105L – Physical Geology and Lab as the General Education science elective. If not taken as a General Education class, it must be taken to fulfill the Natural Resource Management option requirements.

AGEC 422Resource Economics and Environmental Protection

3

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

PLSC 323Principles of Weed Science

3

RNG 350Range Plants and Communities

3

RNG 436Range and Pasture Management

3

SOIL 321Soil Management and Conservation

3

SOIL 444Soil Genesis and Survey

4

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

Two pairs from the following three choices (9-10 credits):

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

Or

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

Or

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

At least five credits from the following choices:

GIS 210Applied GPS

2

GIS 470Remote Sensing

3

GIS 480GPS/GIS II

3

PLSC 235Field Scouting Techniques

2

PLSC 486Forages and Forage Systems

3

RNG 458Rangeland Ecology

3

SOIL 322Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3

At least ten credits from the following choices:

BIOL 154Introduction to Botany

4

BIOL 250Wildlife Management

3

BIOL 300Environmental Biology

3

BIOL 415Ecology

4

GEOL 311/GEOG 311Process Geomorphology

4

GEOL 330Physical Geology of North Dakota

3

SOIL 350Soil Health and Productivity

3

Total Credit Hours:50-51

Range Management Option

Students will be required to take GIS 380 – Applied Arc GIS as part of the Agricultural Studies core curriculum. They will be required to take GEOL 105, GEOL 105L – Physical Geology and Lab in the General Education requirements. If not taken as a General Education class, it must be taken to fulfill the Range Management option requirements.

AGEC 422Resource Economics and Environmental Protection

3

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

BIOL 154Introduction to Botany

4

BIOL 250Wildlife Management

3

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PLSC 323Principles of Weed Science

3

PLSC 486Forages and Forage Systems

3

RNG 350Range Plants and Communities

3

RNG 436Range and Pasture Management

3

RNG 446Advance Range and Forage Planning

1-2

RNG 453Rangeland Resources Watershed Management

3

RNG 456Range Habitat Management

3

RNG 458Rangeland Ecology

3

RNG 480Conflict of Resolutions in Agriculture

1

RNG 457Range Reclamation and Restoration

3

One course from the following two courses (2-3 credits):

GIS 210Applied GPS

2

GIS 470Remote Sensing

3

One course from the following two courses (1 credit):

RNG 451Range Monitoring Techniques

1

RNG 496Summer Field Study

1

One course from the following two courses (3 credits):

SOIL 321Soil Management and Conservation

3

SOIL 322Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3

Total Credit Hours:51-52

Soil Science Option

Students will be required to take GIS 380 – Applied Arc GIS as part of the Agricultural Studies core curriculum. They will be required to take GEOL 105, GEOL 105L – Physical Geology and Lab as the General Education science elective. If not taken as a General Education class, it must be taken to fulfill the Soil Science option requirements.

SOIL 321Soil Management and Conservation

3

SOIL 322Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

3

SOIL 350Soil Health and Productivity

3

SOIL 444Soil Genesis and Survey

4

CHEM 121General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 122General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

GEOL 311/GEOG 311Process Geomorphology

4

GEOL 320Hydrogeology

3

One course from the following three courses (2-3 credits):

GIS 210Applied GPS

2

GIS 470Remote Sensing

3

GIS 480GPS/GIS II

3

One course from the following two courses (3 credits):

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

RNG 350Range Plants and Communities

3

Two pairs of courses from the following choices (8 credits):

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

Or

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

Or

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

One course from the following two courses (3-4 credits):

CHEM 116Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

3

And

CHEM 116LIntroduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab

1

Or

SCNC 315Weather and Climate

3

Total Credit Hours:46-48

Equine Option

Some of the classes in this option are only available in an online format. Additional fees will apply for the delivery of these online courses.

AGEC 142Agricultural Accounting

3

AGEC 244Introduction to Agricultural Marketing

3

AGEC 246Introduction to Agricultural Finance

3

AGEC 375Applied Agricultural Law

3

ANSC 160Equine Nutrition

2

ANSC 164Equine Behavior, Groundwork and Safety

2

ANSC 260Introduction to Equine Studies

3

ANSC 261Basic Equitation and Horsemanship

2

ANSC 268Basic Colt Training

3

ANSC 368Advanced Colt Training

3

ANSC 420Animal Genetics and Applied Animal Breeding

3

ANSC 463Physiology of Reproduction

4

ANSC 466Advanced Equine Nutrition

3

PLSC 225Principles of Crop Production

3

PLSC 486Forages and Forage Systems

3

Three courses from the following six courses (6 credits):

ANSC 161Equine Business Management

2

ANSC 162Equine Reproduction

2

ANSC 262Equine Anatomy and Selection

2

ANSC 263Stallion Management

2

ANSC 265Equine Marketing

2

ANSC 267Equine Facility Management

2

One course from the following two courses (2-3 credits):

ANSC 163Equine Health and Disease

2

VETS 339Animal Health

3

Total Credit Hours:51-52