Discontinued Program - Agriscience

Program:
Agriscience
Program Code:
5210 Agriscience
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS04
End Term:
FS09
Department:
Department of Community Sustainability
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Community Sustainability

Undergraduate Programs
Agriscience
This major provides a foundation for students seeking careers in the dynamic agricultural and natural resources industries. Organizing workshops and seminars, developing leadership programs for agribusiness and government agencies and for adults and youth in agriculture, and representing new product lines and services for private industry are some of the exciting careers available to agriscience graduates.

Farm organizations, private agribusinesses, and government agencies need men and women knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of agricultural disciplines. There are many professional opportunities in extension, government agencies, and private businesses as human resource directors, professional development coordinators, or public school teachers.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriscience is available only to students who are pursuing teacher certification in Agriscience.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriscience
  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 Agriscience.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Agriscience major is met by completing Agriculture and Natural Resources 489 and Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and Communication Systems 410 and 411. Those courses are referenced in items 2. and 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the Agriscience major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses: Biological Science 110, Chemistry 141, 143 and 161. The completion of Biological Science 110 and Chemistry 161 satisfies the laboratory requirement. Biological Science 110, Chemistry 141, 143 and 161 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 requirement 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 requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the following courses (50 credits):
    AEE 110 Foundations of ANR Communications: Learning and Leadership 2
    AEE 111 Applications of ANR Communications: Learning and Leadership 2
    AEE 210 Approaches to ANR Technology and Information Systems 2
    AEE 211 Applications of ANR Technology and Information Systems 2
    AEE 300 Approaches to Information Management and Evaluation in ANR 2
    AEE 311 Applications of Information Management and Evaluation in ANR 2
    AEE 410 Approaches to Problems in ANR Communications and Education 2
    AEE 411 Applications of Problems in ANR Communications and Education 2
    AEE 493 Professional Internship 3
    ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture 4
    BS 110 Organisms and Populations 4
    BS 111 Cells and Molecules 3
    BS 111L Cells and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 143 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
    CEM 161 Chemical Laboratory I 1
    CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
    CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil and Landscape Science 3
    HRT 203 Principles of Horticulture I 2
    HRT 203L Principles of Horticulture I Laboratory 1
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    FOR 220 Forests and the Global Environment 3
    FW 203 Resource Ecology 3
    PRR 213 Introduction to Parks, Recreation and Leisure 3
    RD 201 Environmental and Natural Resources 3
    ZOL 355 Ecology 3
    c. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    ANS 314 Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals 4
    CSS 350 Introduction to Plant Genetics 3
    ZOL 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    e. The following concentration:
    Teacher Certification (21 credits)
    Please refer to the statement on Teacher Certification Options in the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies.
    TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
    TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
    TE 302 Learners and Learning in Context - Secondary (W) 4
    TE 407 Teaching of Subject Matter to Diverse Learners - Secondary (W) 5
    TE 408 Crafting Teaching Practices - Secondary (W) 6

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Agriscience, BS (5210)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS11

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
WRA: 1. WRA: 1 course from WRA110, WRA115, WRA120, WRA125, WRA130, WRA135, WRA140, WRA145, WRA150, WRA195H, LBS133, AL192, AL192H
Alternate: 2 courses
At least 1 course from WRA110, WRA115, WRA120, WRA125, WRA130, WRA135, WRA140, WRA145, WRA150, WRA195H, LBS133, AL192, AL192H
At least 1 course from AL201
James Madison Writing: 3. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 4. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 1 (subrule)
University Tier I Writing: Students who receive a 1.0 or 1.5 in Tier I Writing must take AL201 or repeat the course to meet the 2.0 minimum grade requirement. (Applies to Requirement(s) 1)

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Agriscience - Communication
Major - Agriscience - Communication: 2 courses from AEE110, AEE111

Requirement 12: Major - Agriscience - ANR Technology
Major - Agriscience - ANR Technology: 2 courses from AEE210, AEE211

Requirement 13: Major - Agriscience - Information Management
Major - Agriscience - Information Management: 2 courses from AEE300, AEE311

Requirement 14: Major - Agriscience - ANR Problems
Major - Agriscience - ANR Problems: 2 courses from AEE410, AEE411

Requirement 15: Major - Agriscience - Professional Internship
Major - Agriscience - Professional Internship: 3 credits from AEE493

Requirement 16: Major - Agriscience - Animal Agriculture
Major - Agriscience - Animal Agriculture: 1 course from ANS110

Requirement 17: Major - Agriscience - Biological Science
Major - Agriscience - Biological Science: 3 courses from BS110, BS111, BS111L

Requirement 18: Major - Agriscience - Chemistry
Major - Agriscience - Chemistry: 2 courses from CEM141, CEM143

Requirement 19: Major - Agriscience - Chemistry Lab
Major - Agriscience - Chemistry Lab: 1 course from CEM161

Requirement 20: Major - Agriscience - Crop Science
Major - Agriscience - Crop Science: 2 courses from CSS101, CSS210

Requirement 21: Major - Agriscience - Horticulture
Major - Agriscience - Horticulture: 2 courses from HRT203, HRT203L

Requirement 22: Major - Agriscience - Environment and Ecology
Major - Agriscience - Environment and Ecology: 1 course from FOR220, FW203, PRR213, RD201, ZOL355

Requirement 23: Major - Agriscience - Genetics
Major - Agriscience - Genetics: 1 course from ANS314, CSS350, ZOL341

Requirement 24: Major - Agriscience - Agr-Business Management
Major - Agriscience - Agr-Business Management: 1 course from ABM100, ABM130

Requirement 25: Major - Agriscience - Concentration
Major - Agriscience - Concentration: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Teacher Certification: 1. Teacher Certification: 5 courses from TE150, TE250, TE302, TE407, TE408
Major - Agriscience - Agribusiness Management SPCU: 6 courses
At least 1 course from ABM100, ABM130
At least 1 course from ABM225, ABM332, ABM430
At least 2 courses from ABM222, ABM337, ABM400, ABM422, ABM425, ABM427, ABM435, ABM437
At least 1 course from ACC201, ACC230
At least 1 course from GBL323, MGT325, MSC327, RET373
Major - Agriscience - Food Industry Management SPCU: 6 courses
At least 1 course from ABM100
At least 1 course from FIM220
At least 2 courses from ABM222, ABM337, ABM400, ABM422, ABM427, ABM435, EEP405, FIM439, MSC351
At least 1 course from ACC201, ACC230
At least 1 course from FIM335, FIM439, GBL323, MGT325, MSC327
Fisheries and Wildlife: 7 courses
At least 3 courses from FW205, FW324, ZOL355
At least 2 courses from FW364, FW410, FW412, FW414
At least 1 course from FW203, FW207, FW284
At least 1 course from FW462, FW471, ZOL360, ZOL365, ZOL384
Animal Science: 7 courses
At least 5 courses from ANS210, ANS313, ANS314, ANS315, ANS401
At least 2 courses from ANS222, ANS232, ANS242, ANS252, ANS262, ANS272
Horticulture: 8 courses
At least 6 courses from HRT204, HRT204L, HRT210, HRT221, HRT331, HRT341
At least 1 course from HRT322, HRT323
At least 1 course from HRT403, HRT407
Conditions:
Major - Agriscience - Concentration: No more than 3 credits from ANR493 in Requirement(s) 25
Major - Agriscience - Concentration: If you wish to pursue Agribusiness Management or Food Industry as an option, you must complete the requirements for the specialization in these areas in the Agricultural Economics department. (Applies to Requirement(s) 25)

Requirement 26: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Option3: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTH116
Option4: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTHRQMT
Option1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
Option2: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH114

Requirement 27: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202

Requirement 28: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Requirement 29: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 30: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.