Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Agriculture, Bachelor of Science (605)

The Department of Agriculture and Food Science offers this major (605) that couples with a required second major or minor outside the department. The major requires completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours in Agriculture; suitable courses in an additional major or minor should be completed to total at least 54 credit hours.  The major also requires specified support courses in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

Program Requirements (33 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 33 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.

Required Courses

AGRO 110Introduction to Plant Science3
ANSC 140Introduction to Animal Science3
AGEC 160Introduction to Agribusiness and Agricultural Entrepreneurship3
AGMC 170Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization2
AGMC 171Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory1
AGRI 175University Experience – Agriculture1
AGRI 291Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation3
or AGRI 491 Data Analysis and Interpretation
AGRO 350Soils3
AGRI 397Agriculture Career Planning1
AGRI 398Seminar1
AGRI 494Contemporary Agricultural Issues3
Select 9 credit hours from any AGEC, AGED, AGMC, AGRI, AGRO, ANSC, or HORT courses9

Additional Required Courses 

Mathematics Course
Select one of the following: 13
Applied College Algebra
College Algebra
Chemistry Courses
Select two of the following:6
Fundamentals of General Chemistry
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Chemistry Labs
Select two of the following:2-4
Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry I Laboratory
College Chemistry II Laboratory
Biology Course and Lab
Biological Concepts: Cells Metabolism and Genetics
Biological Concepts: Cells, Metabolism, and Genetics Lab
Total Hours15-17

1 Students focusing in Pre-Veterinary Medicine must take MATH 116 or higher

Finish in Four Plan

First Year
ENG 1003COMM 1453
MATH 115 or MATH 1163AGRO 1103
ANSC 1403CHEM 1073
CHEM 1053CHEM 1081
CHEM 1061Colonnade - Arts & Humanities3
AGRI 1751Agriculture Elective3
 14 16
Second Year
ENG 2003World Language Requirement or General Elective 3
BIOL 1203AGRI 291 or AGRI 4913
BIOL 1211HIST 101 or HIST 1023
Colonnade - Social & Behavioral 3Minor Course3
AGMC 1702AGEC 1603
AGMC 1711 
Minor Course3 
 16 15
Third Year
Colonnade - Social & Cultural3AGRI 3971
AGRO 3503Agriculture Elective 3
Agriculture Elective3Minor Course3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
Minor Course3General Elective 3
 ENG 3003
 15 16
Fourth Year
AGRI 3981AGRI 4943
Colonnade - Local to Global3Colonnade - Systems3
Agriculture Elective3Minor Course3
Minor Course3Minor Course3
Minor Course3General Elective3
Agriculture Elective3 
 16 15
Total Hours 123