Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Community Sustainability

Undergraduate Programs
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education is designed to prepare students for careers as school-based agriculture, food and natural resources teachers at the secondary-level, careers in agricultural and natural resource education fields, or for professional or graduate studies.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources major is met by completing Community Sustainability 300, 301, and 343. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Community Sustainability may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses: Biological Science 162 and 172, and Chemistry 141. The completion of Biological Science 172 satisfies the laboratory requirement. Biological Science 162 and 172, and Chemistry 141 may be counted toward both the alternative track and the requirements for the major referenced in item 3. below.

    The completion of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources mathematics requirements may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree. Certain courses referenced in item 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the following courses (56 credits):
    ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture 4
    BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
    CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
    CSUS 222A Seminar in Instructional Theory I - Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education 1
    CSUS 222B Seminar in Instructional Theory II - Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education 1
    CSUS 222C Seminar in Instructional Theory III - Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education 1
    CSUS 223A Seminar in Leadership Theory I - Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education 1
    CSUS 223B Seminar in Leadership Theory II - Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education 1
    CSUS 223C Seminar in Leadership Theory III - Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education 1
    CSUS 300 Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability 3
    CSUS 301 Community Engagement for Sustainability 3
    CSUS 343 Community Food and Agriculture Systems 3
    FOR 202 Introduction to Forestry 3
    HRT 203 Principles of Horticulture 3
    IBIO 355 Ecology 3
    IBIO 355L Ecology Laboratory (W) 1
    TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
    TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    CSUS 464 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan 3
    CSUS 465 Environmental and Natural Resource Law 3
    d. All of the following courses for students admitted into the secondary teacher education program (15 credits):
    TE 302 Learners and Learning in Contexts –  Secondary (W) 4
    TE 407 Teaching Subject Matter to Diverse Learners – Secondary (W) 5
    TE 408 Crafting Teaching Practices – Secondary (W) 5
    TE 409 Crafting Teaching Practices in the Secondary Teaching Minor 1
    e. A secondary disciplinary teaching minor chosen from a list of approved secondary education minors for teacher certification. Refer to the Teacher Certification section of the Department of Teacher Education.
    f. All of the following courses for students not pursuing secondary teacher education certification (15 credits):
    CSUS 493 Professional Internship in Community Sustainability 3
    CSUS 330 Organizational Management for Community Sustainability 3
    or
    CSUS 433 Grant Writing and Fund Development 3
    An additional 9 credits of electives approved by the student’s academic advisor.