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  Jan 17, 2018
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Science, B.S.:180 units

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Offered by: College of Agriculture, Agribusiness, Food Industry Management, and Agricultural Science.


* If course(s) is taken to satisfy GE requirements, then student will need to complete additional approved units for Required Core.

Elective Core Courses: 25 units

Required Support Courses: 20 units

Unrestricted Electives: 0-9 units

Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from "Required Support", "GE", and "Unrestricted Electives" is at least 85 units.

Single Subjects Teaching Credential

Subject Matter Program

In order to qualify for a credential through course work rather than the CSET, candidates must complete the following:

18 units in Animal Veterinary or Animal Health Science

18 units in Agricultural Mechanics, Agricultural Engineering, Landscape Irrigation, Plant Science (Mechanized Agriculture)

8 units in Agricultural Business Management and/or Farm Management/ Agricultural Economics

27 units in a combination of courses in Plant Science (which includes Horticulture, Agronomy, Soils, Entomology, and/or Pathology).

Students who are Agricultural Science majors automatically meet this requirement as a part of their degree requirements.

Others should consult with the Agricultural Education Coordinator. In addition to a B.S. in Agriculture, students preparing to student teach must complete requirements for the Single Subjects Credential. The courses to be taken are required of all teaching credential candidates regardless of subject matter area.


Students are also required to have a concentration of 27 units, including 12 upper division, in one area of agriculture. This is generally completed as an undergraduate. A minimum of 3000 hours of verified work experience in the agriculture industry is also required. A total of 45 graduate credit units are required for the Agricultural Specialist Credential.

Students may complete the requirements for both the Single Subject and the Agricultural Specialist Credentials concurrently. A limited number of courses may be taken at the undergraduate level. Students should consult with the Agricultural Education program coordinator prior to enrolling in any courses to be used for credentialing purposes.

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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