College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Degree Requirements
All programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences lead to the Bachelor of Science degree and require:
- The successful completion of a minimum of 120 credits of course work plus two credits in physical education.
- A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00.
- Completion of the CALS Core Curriculum (see below)
- Completion of AGRI 001/AGRI 002 - Foundations by all first semester first-year students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
- One course addressing race relations and ethnic diversity for all (incoming first-year, incoming transfer and internal transfer) CALS students. Students may enroll in EDSS 011, the one-credit Race and Culture course, or may choose from a CALS faculty-approved list of alternative 3-credit courses: ALAN 051, ALAN 055, SOC 019, SOC 032, SOC 118, SOC 119, SOC 219, ANTH 187, EC 153, GEOG 060, HST 068, POLS 029, POLS 129, CMSI 160, ENGS 057, ENGS 170, CDAE 002, REL 021. Students choosing the 3-credit course option satisfy 3 of the 6-credit social science distribution requirement.
- All courses as specified in individual program majors.
The applicability of courses to specific areas is based on content and not departmental label. Courses taught in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences can be used to fulfill knowledge core curriculum requirements; however, they must be taken outside the department in which the student's program of study is located. Applicability of courses to fulfill requirements rests with the student's advisor and, if necessary, concurrence of the Dean of the College.
Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences may not take more than 25 percent of their course credits in the School of Business Administration.