Agricultural Education: Horticultural Sciences, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 125

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1314General Chemistry (LN) 14
or CHEM 1215 General Chemistry (LN)
Any course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 13
or AGCM 3203 Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S) 26
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course 3
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course 4
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
ANSI 1124Introduction to the Animal Sciences4
PLNT 1213Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems3
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 54
Written & Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Business Communication for International Students
Technical Writing
Hours Subtotal15
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension (I)
International Study Tour in Agricultural Education (I)
Global Leadership in Agriculture (I)
Agricultural Animals of the World (I)
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Food Science
The Meat We Eat
Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
HORT 1013Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)3
MCAG 3011Ag Structures1
MCAG 3211Engines and Power1
MCAG 3222Metals and Welding2
MCAG 4101Ag Electrification1
NREM 2013Ecology of Natural Resources3
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Horticulture Courses
BOT 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
HORT 3084Plant Propagation4
Select a minimum of 8 hours from HORT prefix courses 68
Professional Core
AGED 3101Laboratory and Clinical Experiences in Agricultural Education1
AGED 3103Foundations and Philosophies of Teaching Agricultural Education3
AGED 3203Planning the Community Program in Agricultural Education3
AGED 4103Methods and Skills of Teaching and Management in Agricultural Education3
AGED 4203Professional Development in Agricultural Education 73
AGED 4200Student Teaching in Agricultural Education 79
EPSY 3213Psychology of Adolescence3
or EPSY 3413 Child and Adolescent Development
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
Hours Subtotal64
Select 6 hours or hours to complete required total for degree 86
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours125

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


suggested: STAT 2013 Elementary Statistics (A); PSYC 1113 Introductory Psychology (S)


Completed in the Professional Core: SPED 3202 Educating Exceptional Learners (D)


Completed in Related Courses: AGED 4713 International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension (I)


If used as (N) course above, hours in this block reduced by 4.


excluding HORT 1003 Home HorticultureHORT 4990 Horticultural Problems, HORT 5110 Advanced Horticultural Problems. At least three of these hours must be at or above the 3000-level. No more than one hour of HORT 2010 Internship in Horticulture or Landscape Management may be used.


NOTE: AGED 4203 Professional Development in Agricultural Education & AGED 4200 Student Teaching in Agricultural Education are taken during student teaching semester.


These hours may be applied to the foreign language proficiency requirement per teacher certification (see below)

Required for graduation and recommendation for Licensure/Standard Certification

  1. 2.50 overall GPA;
  2. 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements; and
  3. 2.50 GPA in Professional Requirements.

The student must earn minimum grades of “C” in each course in the College/Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements, Professional Core Requirements, and demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (i.e., a grade of “C” or better or completion of two years of the same foreign language in high school with a “B” average or better).

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.