Bachelor of science in agriculture
Agricultural education involves the broad study of agriculture including a core of course work in agricultural economics, agronomy, animal science, agricultural technology management, and horticulture.
Agricultural education is designed for students who wish to meet requirements to teach agriculture in a public school setting or work in other areas where education and teaching are integral (i.e. extension, agribusiness, etc.). Graduates in this option meet Kansas State Board of Education licensure requirements.
Sixteen weeks during the second semester of the senior year are devoted to full-time student teaching.
Bachelor’s degree requirements
Communications (8 credit hours)
*Humanities (3 credit hours)
Literature or Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
Must be tagged as meeting the K-State 8 Aesthetic requirement. Must be taken outside of the College of Agriculture.
*Social sciences (6 credit hours)
HDFS 110 Introduction to Human Development (3 credit hours)
Global Issues and Perspectives Elective (3 credit hours)
Must be tagged as meeting the K-State 8 Global Issues and Perspectives requirements. Must be taken outside of the College of Agriculture.
Quantitative sciences (6 credit hours)
Natural sciences (8 credit hours)
Agricultural science (14 credit hours)
Restricted Agricultural Science Electives (9 credit hours)
Food Products and Processing (3 credit hours)
ASI 350, ASI 405, ASI 640, FDSCI 302, FDSCI 305, GRSC 150 with 151
Agricultural Production with Lab (3 credit hours)
AGRON 330, AGRON 515, AGRON 630, AGRON 635, ENTOM 305 with ENTOM 306, ENTOM 320, ASI 315, ASI 320, ASI 400 with ASI 401, ASI 524, ASI 535, HORT 350, HORT 374, HORT 520, HORT 570, HORT 585
Financial Management (3 credit hours)
AGEC 202, AGEC 308, PFP 105
Agricultural mechanics (6 credit hours)
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Elective(s) (3 credit hours)
ATM 160, AGED 210, AGED 212, AGED 262, AGED 264
Additional Required Agricultural Electives (12 credit hours)
Complete 12 hours of College of Agriculture courses approved by your advisor. Of these, at least 3 courses must be 3 credit hours or higher at the 300 level or higher and represent at least 3 different programs in the College of Agriculture. (AGCOM, AGEC, AGRON, ASI, ATM, ENTOM, FDSCI, GRSC, HORT, PLPTH)
Free Electives (3 credit hours)
Pre-professional (7 credit hours)
***Block I (11 credit hours)
***Block II (15 credit hours)
***Block III (12 credit hours)
*Specific courses are required to fulfill these categories. Check with your advisor before enrolling.
** May be taken any time after admission to the teacher education program but must be completed before Block III.
*** Admission to teacher education program required.
*Specific Guidelines for Humanities and Social Sciences Restricted Electives
Humanities (6 credit hours)
- Any Department of English Literature course (except ENGL 355) or Department of Modern Languages literature course (3 credit hours)
- Any nonperformance appreciation class in the Departments of Art, Music, Communication Studies (theatre or dance courses), or approved courses from the College of Architecture (3 credit hours)
Social Sciences (6 credit hours)
Choose one from each Social Science category:
- Elective from Dept. of AMETH, ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GWSS, HIST, POLSC, PSYCH, SOCIO Credits: 3
- Global Issues and Perspective course (K-State 8 requirement) Credits: 3
**General Education Requirements
The College of Agriculture General Education Program assures that all undergraduate programs provide breadth through the completion of at least 18 semester credit hours of approved general education courses/experiences of which one-third of those credits will be at the 300 level or higher. Consult with your advisor for specific requirements.
Total hours required for graduation: (120)