Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Agriculture, Bachelor of Science (605)

The department of agriculture also offers a small major (605) that couples with a required second major or minor outside the agriculture department. The major includes all basic agriculture courses.

Program Requirements (30 hours)

A baccalaureate degree requires a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester hours. More information can be found at www.wku.edu/registrar/degree_certification.php.

Students who began WKU in the Fall 2014 and thereafter should review the Colonnade requirements located at: https://www.wku.edu/colonnade/colonnaderequirements.php.

This major in agriculture requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. These hours must be taken in approved agriculture courses and a suitable major or minor(s) in other departments must be earned to total at least 54 approved semester hours.

AGRO 110Introduction to Plant Science3
AGRO 350Soils3
AGEC 360Agricultural Economics3
ANSC 140Introduction to Animal Science3
AGMC 170
AGMC 171
Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization
and Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory
AGRI 291Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation3
or AGRI 491 Data Analysis and Interpretation
AGRI 397Agriculture Career Planning1
AGRI 398Seminar1
AGRI 494Contemporary Agricultural Issues3
Total Hours30

Electives chosen by the student and approved by an assigned advisor provide sufficient credits to satisfy an option. In addition, majors are required to complete specified courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. At least half of the semester hours in the major must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Finish in Four Plan

First Year
ENG 1003COMM 1453
MATH 1153AGRO 1103
ANSC 1403CHEM 1073
CHEM 1053CHEM 1081
CHEM 1061Colonnade - Arts & Humanities3
AGRI 1751General Elective3
 14 16
Second Year
ENG 2003World Language Requirement or General Elective 3
BIOL 1203AGRI 2913
BIOL 1211HIST 101 or HIST 1023
Colonnade - Social & Behavioral 3ENG 3003
AGMC 1702Minor Course3
AGMC 1711 
Minor Course3 
 16 15
Third Year
Colonnade - Social & Cultural3AGRI 3971
AGRO 3503AGEC 3603
Agriculture Elective3Agriculture Elective 3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
 General Elective 3
 15 16
Fourth Year
AGRI 3981AGRI 4943
Colonnade - Local to Global3Colonnade - Systems3
Agriculture Elective3Minor Course3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
Minor Course3General Elective3
 13 15
Total Hours 120