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