Agriculture, BAS

In order to properly serve graduates from community colleges and technical schools, the marketing discipline offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree. The B.A.S. degree program in Agriculture will provide opportunities for individuals who have completed Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs to achieve a bachelor’s degree with somewhat reduced course requirements when compared to a student who has not achieved any of the two-year degrees or diplomas.

Degree Requirements
Completion of the SMSU's Liberal Education Program 1
Major Requirements
Agricultural Resource Management Courses
AGRO 132Principles & Practices of Crop Production4
AGRO 341Principles of Pest Management4
AGRO 390Introduction to Precision Agriculture3
AGRO 450Issues in Sustainable Agriculture2
AGSO 499Internship Field Experience2
ANSC 101Introduction to Animal Science3
ENVS 107Introduction to ArcGIS2
ENVS 301Basic Soil Science3
ENVS 301LBasic Soil Science Lab1
Select one of the following math courses:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Calculus I
Agricultural Business and Economics Courses
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
AGBU 350Agricultural & Environment Law3
or BLAW 305 Business Law I: Legal Environment and Contract Law
AGBU 440Agricultural Marketing3
or AGBU 475 Agricultural and Food Policy
Communications, Management, and Leadership Courses
AGSO 490Agricultural and Rural Leadership Seminar3
MGMT 300Management Principles3
ENG 331Business Communications3
or ENG 360 Scientific & Technical Writing
Total Credits45

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) from any MnSCU campus, and SMSU Liberal Education Graduation Requirements.

  • A minimum of 30 semester credit hours through Southwest Minnesota State University.
  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours at the 300 or 400 level.
  • The requirements for an approved B.A.S. major.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for courses taken while enrolled at SMSU.
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