BS in Agriculture
Degree Program Description
The agriculture degree program is for students searching for a well-rounded education that builds on the diversity of the other degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). The flexibility of agriculture degree enables students to tailor a program to fit their individual interests and career goals. Students earn a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
Major Program Requirements
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture are required to complete all University general education, University undergraduate requirements, degree, and major requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
|CHEM 1100||Atoms and Molecules with Lab||3|
|or CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory
|or BIO_SC 1030||General Principles and Concepts of Biology with Laboratory|
|or BIO_SC 1200||General Botany with Laboratory|
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|AG_EC 1041||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|or ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics|
|AG_EC 1042||Applied Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECONOM 1015||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|AG_ED_LD 2220||Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||3|
|or COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking|
Degree and Major Courses
- Students in agriculture also must complete three areas of concentration from CAFNR programs that offer a major or a minor. The primary concentration area requires completion of 18 or more credits. Two additional concentration areas of at least 15 credits each are also required. (See below.)
- These courses shall not be used to fulfill the requirements of a minor.
- Within each concentration area, at least six credits must be at the 3000-level or above.
- Within each concentration area, at least 50 percent of the credits must be earned through MU courses.
- Credits used to meet the University general education requirements can be used to meet requirements in concentration areas.
- No more than six credits in the primary area and three credits in the secondary areas may consist of problems, readings, internships, travel courses and other non-structured courses.
- The capstone experience for agriculture majors can be a capstone course in a concentration area, an internship or capstone project. This capstone is in addition to credits in the concentration areas.
Areas of Concentration
Agricultural Systems Management
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Food Science and Nutrition
Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Science and Agricultural Journalism
Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|AG_EC 1041||3||MATH 1100||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||AG_EC 1042||3|
|AFNR 2120||1||BIO_SC 1020||2|
|RU_SOC 1000||3||Humanities Elective||3|
|HIST 1100||3||BIO_SC 1010||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2220||3||STAT 1200||3||Study Abroad recommended||3|
|Humanities Elective||3||Concentration Area(s)||9|
|Electives||6||BIOCHM 2112||3||Internship Recommended||3|
|Concentration Area(s)||9||Concentration Area(s)||6|
|Writing Intensive Elective||3|
|Concentration Area(s)||9||Concentration Area(s)||9|
|Total Credits: 120|
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Major and Career Exploration
The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.
- If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in Academic Exploration and Advising Services (AEAS) by calling (573)884-9700.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center. No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.