BS-AGEDAS - Agricultural Education, Agricultural Studies track, B.S.
The Agricultural Education major, Agricultural Studies track, is designed for students who desire to pursue education related careers such as educational specialists for industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Agricultural Education provides the foundation courses for students to earn a degree in agriculture along with the professional education courses preparing them as education specialists. The discipline specific courses are paired with courses that prepare students to teach and work with diverse student populations in an agricultural setting. Courses include Curriculum Planning, Teaching Students with Special Needs, Pedagogy and Instructional Methods, Instructional Design, and Program Planning in Agricultural Science. The additional coursework for Agricultural Education majors is diverse. Students choose coursework from several areas: Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, Wildlife, and Agricultural Economics.
Students in other majors may also earn a Minor in Agricultural Education.
The Agricultural Education program requires 123 semester credit hours plus course and one PE activity course for a total of 126 semester credit hours.
Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum Area A1, Area A2, and Area D.
Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:
Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions for specifics),
Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions for specifics), and
Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions for specifics).
The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.
When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).
A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.