Agricultural Education: Multidisciplinary, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

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 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH (A) or STAT (A) 13
(Suggested: MATH 1483 or MATH 1513)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 24
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
Any course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 23
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 23
or AGCM 3203 Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S) 36
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course (included in Major Requirements)
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course (included in Major Requirements)
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
AECL 1101Orientation to Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership1
ANSI 1023
ANSI 1021
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
and Introduction to the Animal Sciences Lab
or ANSI 1124 Introduction to the Animal Sciences
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
AST 3011Ag Structures1
AST 3211Engines and Power1
AST 3222Metals and Welding2
AST 4101Ag Electrification1
PLNT 1213Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems3
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Biological Sciences
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 4
Introductory Biology (LN) 4
Written & Oral Communications
AGCM 3103Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources3
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
Hours Subtotal31
Major Requirements
Enrichment Courses
To include courses from four of the following areas:12
Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Leadership, Agricultural Systems Technology, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science, Food Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Plant Pathology, Plant Science, and Soil Science
International Agriculture
Select one of the following:3
International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension (I)
Global Leadership in Agriculture (I)
Agricultural Animals of the World (I)
International Study Tour in Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership (I)
Professional Core
AGED 3101Laboratory and Clinical Experiences in Agricultural Education1
AGED 3103Foundations and Philosophies of Teaching Agricultural Education3
AGED 3203Advising Agricultural Student Organizations and Supervising Experiential Learning3
AGED 4103Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education3
AGED 4113Laboratory Instruction in Agricultural Education3
AGED 4203Professional Development in Agricultural Education 53
CIED 4133Introduction to K-12 English Language Learners3
AGED 4200Student Teaching in Agricultural Education 59
EPSY 3213Psychology of Adolescence3
or EPSY 3413 Child and Adolescent Development
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
Hours Subtotal48
1 hour or hours to complete required total for degree 61
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours120

Suggested: MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) or MATH 1493 Applications of Modern Mathematics (A) or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A)


College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements.


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


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


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, and Professional Core Requirements.

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 2029.