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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 second edition, November 2014

General Agriculture

Major(s)

General Agriculture (BAS)

Bachelor of Applied Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  2. Major Requirements

    1. Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited institution. Contact the School of Agriculture for details.

    2. AGN 115(3) or AGP 103(3); AGN 215 (3); AGB 144(4); AGR 157(3); AGR 301(1); AGS 101(4)

    3. Thirty-five credit hours of upper-division courses in agriculture

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience Requirement (to be determined)
  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

General Agriculture (Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: AGR 100(3); BIO 101(3) and 111(1) or BIO 121(4); PSY 121(3); GEP 101(2) or UHC 110(2) or AGR 301(1)

  2. Major Requirements

    1. AGS 101(4); AGN 115(3) or AGP 103(3); AGN 215(3); AGB 144(4); AGR 157(3); AGR 300(3) or CHM 201(3) and 202(2)

    2. Complete 3 additional hours from each of the following areas: Agriculture Business, Animal Science, Environmental Plant Science

    3. CHM 107(3) and 108(1); or CHM 116(4) and 117(1); or CHM 160(4)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience Requirement (to be determined)
    5. Complete one of the following options:

      1. Agricultural Communications (27-29 hours):

        1. COM 209(3) or MED 120(3); JRN 270(3); AGR 250(2) or 499(3-5); AGB 394(1) and 494(1)

        2. Select an additional 16 hours of courses with ENG, MED, COM, or JRN prefixes in consultation with your advisor.

      2. Agriculture (27-29 hours):

        1. AGB 314(3) or AGR 250(2) or AGR 499(3-5)

        2. Select 6 additional hours of Agriculture courses from each of the following areas: Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Environmental Plant Science, Natural Resources

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

General Agriculture

Bachelor of Science
  1. Additional hours in Agriculture to total at least 20 hours.

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.

Accelerated master's degree in plant science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture, Biology, and Chemistry may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Plant Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). The courses must be in the area of economic botany, plant physiology, plant genetics, crop management systems, plant nutrition, soils, chemistry, ecology, fruit production, viticulture, enology, or ornamental plants and landscaping.

This option is tailored to those undergraduates who have acquired considerable plant science-related research experience in a laboratory through the departments of Agriculture, Biology or Chemistry at Missouri State. Courses to be counted toward both degrees must be identified jointly in agreement with the undergraduate advisor, the student’s research mentor, and the Plant Science Program Director. This option will enable Agriculture, Biology, or Chemistry majors to potentially meet the requirements for the M.S. degree in Plant Science degree within two semesters following the completion of the undergraduate degree. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.