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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture—General Agriculture option

If you have broader interests, you may find the General Agriculture option a great choice. Take a wide array of coursework from both the production and agricultural business areas. This option allows a great deal of flexibility to prepare you for careers requiring broad practical knowledge, including those in Cooperative Extension, general farm management, and production agriculture.

Specified General Education Courses (18 hours)

Foundation Studies (12 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 English Comp I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 102 English Comp II (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 200 Personal Wellness (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Elective/Specified General Education Courses: Liberal Arts (37 hours)

    International Studies (6 Credit Hours)

    Humanities (9 Credit Hours)

  • IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S.
    or beginning Modern Language course (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Math and Natural Sciences (10)

  • BIOL 180 Principles of Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180L Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry I (2 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 112L General Chemistry I Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 114 General Chemistry II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 114L General Chemistry II Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Upper-division Integrative Course (3 Credit Hours)

Department Major Requirements: Core Courses (24 hours)

  • AGRI 111 Animal Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112 Agronomic Crop Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112L Agronomic Crop Science Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • AGRI 113 Introduction to Agribusiness (3 Credit Hours0
  • AGRI 211 Marketing Farm Products (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 220 Agricultural Accounting( 3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 311 Farm Management( 3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 321 Agricultural Law and Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 475 Seminar (1 Credit Hour)

General Agriculture Option (35 hours):

  • AGRI 214 Principles of Feeding (3)
  • AGRI 215 Soils (4)

Select 1 course from the following:

  • AGRI 314 Agricultural Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 320 Fundamentals of Agricultural Commodity Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 410 Agricultural Finance (3 Credit Hours)

Select 2 courses from the following:

  • AGRI 301 Home Horticulture (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 305 Agronomic Crop Insects (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 306 Pasture and Forage Crops (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 423 Agronomic Crop Diseases (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 625 Soil and Water Management (3 Credit Hours)

Select 2 courses from the following:

  • AGRI 114 Technology of Livestock Selection and Evaluation I (2 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 313 Anatomy and Physiology (4 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 409 Dairy Cattle Production and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 411 Beef Feedlot Technology and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 430 Large Animal Diseases (2 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 610 Beef Cattle Production and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 611 Swine Production and Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • Agriculture Electives (13-16 Credit Hours)

Free Electives (10 hours)

TOTAL: 124 Credit Hours

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