Mary Christensen, Coordinator
Agricultural Leadership, Education, Communication and Science (ALECS)
Raven Precision Agriculture Center 295
The Agricultural Science curriculum is designed for the student undecided as to a specific major field of study within the area of agriculture, or who may want to combine multiple fields of study within agriculture, or plans to return to the farm or ranch after college. A large number of free electives are available allowing the student to take courses in the different disciplines needed for a diversified career or to manage a production unit.
General electives may be selected from any area and allow students to develop special competencies or interests. When qualifying for a Bachelor of Science degree a student may, through a choice of electives, complete courses in business, prepare for graduate study, or enroll in special areas of study such as plant and/or animal science.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the B.S. degree in Agricultural Science, students will:
- Integrate knowledge across various academic disciplines and apply to agricultural careers.
- Locate and evaluate information to aid in decision-making.
- Recognize the importance of continued learning in relation to their profession.
- Consider diverse perspectives and understand global challenges in agriculture.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Explain benefits of an agricultural minor or chosen emphasis.
- Articulate their role in the agricultural industry through effective written and oral communication skills.
Course Delivery Format
Courses are delivered in lecture, laboratory, and field-based formats, and some are offered by online delivery.