Agricultural Education: Natural Resources, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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 or STAT (A) 13
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
ANSI 1124Introduction to the Animal Sciences4
Select one of the following:3
International Programs in Agricultural Education and Extension (I)
Agricultural Animals of the World (I)
Global Leadership in Agriculture (I)
FDSC 1133Fundamentals of Food Science3
or FDSC 2253 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Plant Propagation
Greenhouse Management
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
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 44
Written & Oral Communications
AGCM 3103Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources3
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
Hours Subtotal33
Major Requirements
Core Courses
NREM 1014Introduction to Natural History (LN)4
NREM 2013Ecology of Natural Resources3
Select three of the following:9
Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management
Principles of Rangeland Management
Fisheries Management
Select one of the following:3
Forest Health and Disturbance Ecology
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Natural Resource Recreation
Professional Agriculture Education 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 4203Professional Development in Agricultural Education3
AGED 4200Student Teaching in Agricultural Education9
EPSY 3213Psychology of Adolescence3
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
Hours Subtotal46
Select 1 hour or hours to complete required total for degree 51
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours120

Required for Graduation and Recommendation for Licensure/Standard Certification

  • 2.50 overall GPA;
  • 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements; and
  • 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 2026.