NMSU branding
New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

MAJOR: General Agriculture

The general agriculture major is designed for students searching for a well- rounded education that builds on the diversity of the other degree programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). The flexibility of the general agriculture degree allows students to tailor a program to fit their individual interests and career goals. Students completing the program earn a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture. Students choose general agriculture for a variety of reasons. Some may enter the program with a specific career goal in mind. Others may choose general agriculture to obtain a broader education that will give them more flexibility. The curriculum in General Agriculture is administered by the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science.

New Mexico and University Requirements

Area I. Communications (10 credits)

ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition

4 cr.

One course from the following:

AXED 201GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations

3 cr. (2+2P)

COMM 253GPublic Speaking

3 cr.

COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication

3 cr.

One course from the following:

ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication

3 cr.

ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences

3 cr.

ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication

3 cr.

ENGL 311GAdvanced Composition

3 cr.

ENGL 318GAdvanced Technical and Professional Communication

3 cr.

Area II. Mathematics (select 3 credits)

MATH 121GCollege Algebra

3 cr.

MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences

3 cr. (2+2P)

MATH 190GTrigonometry and Precalculus

4 cr. (3+2P)

MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

MATH 210GMathematics Appreciation

3 cr.

Area III. Science, with Laboratory (8 credits)

See the "General Education Courses" section of this catalog.

Area IV. Social/ Behavioral Sciences (6-9 credits)

See the "General Education Courses" section of this catalog.

Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (6-9 credits)

See the "General Education Courses" section of this catalog.

Viewing a Wider World (6 credits 300 or 400 Level)

Two viewing a wider world courses: one must be from a college outside of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

College Requirements in addition to the courses listed above (note that some ACES classes will meet general education requirements)

Students must select three areas of concentration from ACES departments. At least 18 credits must be taken from the primary department and at least 12 credits must be taken from two secondary departments. A minimum of 52 credits (20 of which need to be 300+) of the 120 required for the degree, must be completed in courses offered by the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.

Concentration Areas (departments)

Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business

Agricultural and Extension Education

Animal and Range Science

Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science

Family and Consumer Sciences

Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

Plant and Environmental Sciences

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management