General Agriculture

Degree Awarded

  • Associate of Arts

Nature of Program

Students enrolling in programs leading to a baccalaureate degree in agriculture are offered a variety of career fields. The general agricultural program will provide the foundation courses for the freshman and sophomore years.

Career Opportunities

Employment for graduates includes owning a farm business, the private sector of agriculture business, and a wide range of public employment.

Admissions Requirements

Entering freshmen are admitted directly into the major.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Curriculum Requirements

GEF Elective Requirements (4, 5, 6, 7)9
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research (GEF 1)
6
Select one of the following (GEF 3):3
College Algebra 5-Day
College Algebra 4-Day
College Algebra 3-Day
BIOL 101
BIOL 103
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory (GEF 2)
4
BIOL 102
BIOL 104
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory (GEF 8)
4
CHEM 111Survey of Chemistry (GEF 8)4
CHEM 112Survey of Chemistry4
AGEE 103Basics of Agricultural Mechanization2
AGRN 202
AGRN 203
Principles of Soil Science
and Principles of Soil Science Laboratory
4
AGRL 111Professions in Agriculture (eq. WVUE 191)1
AGRL 112Professions in Agriculture1
A&VS 251Principles of Animal Science4
PLSC 206Principles of Plant Science (GEF 8)4
ARGL/FOR/HORT Electives10
Total Hours60

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3
BIOL 101
BIOL 103 (GEF 2)
4BIOL 102
BIOL 104 (GEF 8)
4
Select one of the following (GEF 3):3AGRL 1121
 AGRL/FOR/HORT Elective (ANPR 338 Recommended)3
 AGRL/FOR/HORT Elective1
 GEF 5 or 63
AGEE 1032 
AGRL 111 (eq. WVUe 191)1 
GEF 4 (ARE 150 Recommended)3 
 16 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 111 (GEF 8)4CHEM 1124
PLSC 206 (GEF 8)4AGRN 202
AGRN 203
4
AGRL/FOR/HORT Elective (AGEE 203 Recommended)3A&VS 2514
GEF 7 (AGEE 101 Recommended)3AGRL/FOR/HORT Elective (AGEE 110 Recommended)3
 14 15
Total credit hours: 60

Major Learning Goals

general agriculture

  • Complete a core curriculum in general education foundations.
  • Complete a core curriculum in basic agricultural knowledge.
  • Complete a core curriculum in technology, leadership, and communication..

Faculty

Chair

  • Dr. Heidi B. Samuels - Ed.D.
    West Virginia University

Teaching Instructor

  • Robert Cheves - MS in Agriculture Education
    West Virginia University