University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Dec 03, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Agricultural Science, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science provides students with a solid background in agricultural science. Students will choose programs that emphasize in Animal Science, Plant Science, General Agricultural Science, or Agricultural Education. The Animal and Plant Science emphases are designed to prepare students for agriculture related high tech careers in the private and public sectors. The General Agriculture emphasis provides students with a broad knowledge base that combines animal and plant production with an agribusiness emphasis. Students who successfully complete the program are prepared to compete nationally for admission to high paying jobs and graduate programs in the agricultural and life sciences.

Contact Information

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources (CABNR) Student Center
Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building Rm #236
(775) 784-1634

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (26-32 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (3-6 units) - CO2

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

II. Additional Core Requirements (6 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

The following courses count in the General Education Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Contexts - CO11

D. Ethics - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - CO14

The following courses count in the Major Requirement:

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (77-78 units)

B. Emphasis (45 units)

Students must select one of the following three emphasis:

Directed Electives may include the following courses:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (4-11 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan with an academic advisor.

A. Animal Science Emphasis

A. First Year

First Semester (15 units)

Second Semester (16 units)

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Second Semester (12 units)

B. Plant Science Emphasis

A. First Year

First Semester (15 units)

Second Semester (16 units)

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

First Semester (12-13 units)

Second Semester (14-16 units)

C. General Agriculture Emphasis

A. First Year

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

Second Semester (15 units)

D. Fourth Year

First Semester (14 units)

Second Semester (14 units)