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 disciplines in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). The flexibility of the agriculture degree enables students to tailor a program to fit their individual interests and career goals.
Major Program Requirements
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture are required to complete all University general education, University graduation, and degree requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
If you are planning to transfer courses (including AP credit) and would like information on how they apply to a degree program(s), you can email CAFNRadvising@missouri.edu for general recommendations.
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|BIOCHM 2112||Biotechnology in Society||3-4|
|or BIOCHM 2110||The Living World: Molecular Scale|
|or CHEM 1100||Atoms and Molecules with Lab|
|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|
|ABM 1041||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|or ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics|
|ABM 1042||Applied Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECONOM 1015||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|AGSC_COM 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. (seeelow)
- The primary concentration area requires completion of 18 or more credits.
- Two additional concentration areas of at least 15 credits each are also required.
- One area can be a thematic concentration areas.
- 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
- Agribusiness Management
- Agricultural Education
- Agricultural Leadership
- Agricultural Systems Technology
- Animal Sciences
- Captive Wild Animal Management
- Environmental Sciences
- Food Science and Nutrition
- Hospitality Management
- International Agriculture
- Natural Resource Science and Management
- Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
- Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism
- Personal Financial Planning
- Plant Sciences
- Science and Agricultural Communications
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.
|ABM 1041||3||MATH 1100||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||ABM 1042||3|
|HIST 1100||3||BIO_SC 1020||2|
|Concentration Area(s)||3||BIO_SC 1010||3|
|AGSC_COM 2220||3||Elective||6||Study Abroad recommended||3|
|BIOCHM 2112||3||Concentration Area(s)||9|
|Electives||6||Concentration Area(s)||6||Internship Recommended||3|
|Concentration Area(s)||9||Writing Intensive Elective||3|
|Concentration Area(s)||9||Concentration Area(s)||9|
|Total Credits: 120|
The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.
MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress. This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.
Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to https://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.
Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via https://www.transferology.com. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.
For additional details on degree audits, go to https://registrar.missouri.edu/degrees-audits/degree-audits/.
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 the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.
If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career 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.