Agricultural Science: Sample 4-Year Plans

View sample four-year plans for the Agricultural Science Major.


The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Agricultural Science (BS) with Business Track

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 110: Self and Society
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
AGSC 101: New Majors Seminar
Math (by placement)
Dialogues (core) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

AGSC 260: Agricultural Markets and Products
AGSC 110: Principles of Plant Agriculture
Math (by placement)
BIOL 100: Biology (or BIOL 107)
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 3

AGSC 215: Principles of Animal Agriculture
ECON 200 or ECON 201 (need both) [or ECON 205 to cover both]
CHEM 100: Chemistry for Contemporary Living
STAT 190 or other Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 4

ECON 200 or ECON 201 (need both) [or ECON 205 to cover both]
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 5

AGSC 420: Seminar in Agriculture
AGSC 314: Principles of Soil Science
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

B.S. Requirement Course (MATH 192 or 198, ECON 3xx, or STAT 3xx)
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 7

AGSC 415: Ethical Issues in Sustainable Agriculture
AGSC 490: Agriculture Practicum I
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

AGSC 491: Agriculture Practicum II
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

Business Track B.S. requirement course options include a Calculus course (MATH 192 or MATH 198), many 3XX+ ECON courses, or any STAT 3xx+ course.

AGSC Learning Plan Elective course selections are made in consultation with advisors. The Learning Plan includes 30 credit hours and at least 15 of these credit hours must have the AGSC prefix and are noted in the 4-year plan as “Learning Plan Agriculture Electives”. Students pursuing the Business Track typically include among their Learning Plan Agriculture Electives the courses AGSC 342: Ag Entrepreneurship (offered Spring, Odd Years), AGSC 340: Futures and Options Markets (Fall, Odd Years), and AGSC 414: Agricultural Policy (Spring, Even Years). Other Agricultural course options include AGSC 180: Introduction to Equine Science, AGSC 350: Equine Business, AGSC 321: Animal Nutrition, AGSC 334: Companion Animal Management, AGSC 410: Soil Conservation and Management, and others.

The additional Learning Plan Course Electives can come from either AGSC or other disciplines that relate to and support the student’s area of interest. Students pursuing the Business Track often select courses in ECON, ACCT, and BSAD; the 16 credits required for a Business Administration (BSAD) Minor can also be used as Learning Plan courses.

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

All Sample Four-Year Plans


The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

Download PDF

Sample Four Year Plan: Agricultural Science (BS) with Science Track

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 110: Self and Society Seminar
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
AGSC 101: New Majors Seminar
Math (by placement)
BIOL 107: Introductory Biology I
Dialogues (core) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

AGSC 110: Principles of Plant Agriculture
Math (by placement)
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 3

AGSC 215: Principles of Animal Agriculture
CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I
Dialogues coursework
STAT 190 or other Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 4

AGSC 260: Agricultural Markets and Products
CHEM 131: Chemical Principles II
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 5

AGSC 420: Seminar in Agriculture
AGSC 314: Principles of Soil Science
CHEM 329: Organic Chemistry I (or CHEM 320, SPRING - Semester 6)
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

CHEM 320: Foundations of Organic Chemistry (or CHEM 329, Fall - Semester 5)
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 7

AGSC 415: Ethical Issues in Sustainable Agriculture
AGSC 490: Agriculture Practicum I
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

AGSC 491: Agriculture Practicum II
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
Learning Plan Course Elective
Dialogues coursework

AGSC Learning Plan Elective course selections are made in consultation with advisors. The Learning Plan includes 30 credit hours and at least 15 of these credit hours must have the AGSC prefix and are noted in the 4-year plan as “Learning Plan Agriculture Electives." Course options include AGSC 180: Introduction to Equine Science, AGSC 181: Introduction to Equine Management Lab, AGSC 352 Reproduction Physiology, AGSC 322 Animal Health, AGSC 320: Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, AGSC 321: Animal Nutrition, AGSC 410: Soil Conservation and Management, and AGSC 414: Agricultural Policy, and many others.

The additional Learning Plan Course Electives can come from either AGSC or other disciplines that relate to and support the student’s area of interest. Students pursuing the Science Track (especially those seeking to complete the prerequisites to apply to a College of Veterinary Medicine) often select additional courses in BIOL and CHEM as well as PHYS for their Learning Plan.

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

All Sample Four-Year Plans

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

Download PDF

Sample Four Year Plan: Agricultural Science (BS, Pre-Education)

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 110: Self and Society
TRU 100: Truman Symposium
AGSC 101: New Majors Seminar
Math (by placement)
Dialogues (core) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

AGSC 110: Principles of Plant Agriculture
HLTH 195 & 196 OR HLTH 198 & 198L
Math (by placement)
BIOL 100: Biology (or BIOL 107)
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 3

AGSC 215: Principles of Animal Agriculture
CHEM 100: Chemistry for Contemporary Living (or CHEM 130)
STAT 190 or other Dialogues coursework
ES 235: Fundamentals of Movement & Tumbling (Learning Plan Course Elective)

SPRING - Semester 4

AGSC 260: Agricultural Markets and Products
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
ED 388: Exploratory Field Experiences (Learning Plan Course Elective)
ED 389: WE/Foundations of Education (Learning Plan Course Elective)
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 5

AGSC 420: Seminar in Agriculture
AGSC 314: Principles of Soil Science
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
NASC 331: Science for Elementary Teachers (B.S. Requirement Course)

SPRING - Semester 6

MATH 240: Concrete Behavioral Foundations of Mathematics (B.S. Requirement Course)
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
ED 393: Clinical Experiences in Teaching (Learning Plan Course Elective)
ED 394: Experiences in Classroom Teaching (Learning Plan Course Elective)
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 7

AGSC 415: Ethical Issues in Sustainable Agriculture
AGSC 490: Agriculture Practicum I
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
ENG 415: Literature for Children (Learning Plan Course Elective)
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

AGSC 491: Agriculture Practicum II
Learning Plan Agriculture Elective
ED 593: Psychological Foundations of Education (Learning Plan Course Elective)
ED 608G: Management of Instruction: Elementary Education* (Learning Plan Course Elective)
Dialogues coursework

Pre-Education Track B.S. requirements include MATH 240 and NASC 331.

AGSC Learning Plan Elective course selections are made in consultation with advisors. The Learning Plan includes 30 credit hours and at least 15 of these credit hours must have the AGSC prefix and are noted in the 4-year plan as “Learning Plan Agriculture Electives”. Students pursuing the Pre-Education Track may want to select a diverse set of Learning Plan Agriculture Electives, spanning Ag Business, Animal Science, and Plant Science. Example courses include AGSC 218: Horticulture, AGSC 332: Vegetable Production, AGSC 342: Ag Entrepreneurship (offered Spring, Odd Years), AGSC 340: Futures and Options Markets (Fall, Odd Years), AGSC 414: Agricultural Policy (Spring, Even Years), AGSC 180: Introduction to Equine Science, AGSC 350: Equine Business, AGSC 321: Animal Nutrition, AGSC 334: Companion Animal Management, AGSC 410: Soil Conservation and Management, and others.

The additional Learning Plan Course Electives can come from either AGSC or other disciplines that relate to and support the student’s area of interest. Students pursuing the Pre-Education Track should include the courses recommended for the Pre-MAE, Elementary Education option as Learning Plan Courses.

* ED 609G is a graduate course but can also count for undergraduate credit as long as the student completes the “Application to take graduate courses as a senior” Form, found here: https://docs.google.com/a/truman.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSev4d-1JVX62KUro394dp2WXgbMGxz2cDrZc_HSgBuE6FEICw/viewform?c=0&w=1

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

All Sample Four-Year Plans