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Agricultural Studies

Students will get their hands dirty with Warner’s hands-on approach to Agricultural Studies. Our project-based courses give students marketable experience through internships, field trips, mentorships, capstone projects, and guest lectures led by industry leaders. Innovative courses in specialty crops, animal science, soils, plant science, conservation, sustainability, global agriculture, and agribusiness will prepare graduates to enter the agricultural industry as knowledgeable and trained professionals.

While most degrees introduce core classes later in the program, Agricultural Studies majors will dive right into practical learning in agriculture during the freshman and sophomore years. Students earning a B.S. in Agricultural Studies are encouraged to pursue complementary minors in biology, business, chemistry, communication, media writing, pre-law, or social work. Students who finish an Agricultural Studies major will be prepared to tackle a wide variety of careers in the agricultural sector.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Agricultural Studies degree program is to prepare undergraduate students for a variety of successful careers in the agriculture industry by equipping them with practical skills and knowledge gained through field experiences in order to solve complicated production and business problems, and the understanding of challenging issues facing modern agricultural production, while exemplifying Christian character and values.

Students majoring in Agricultural Studies will meet the following four outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the competencies and skills applicable for careers in the agriculture industry.
  2. Gain practical skills, competencies and knowledge through experiential learning opportunities in project-based courses and hands-on learning in agriculture.
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with modern technology use in agriculture.
  4. Communicate effectively and professionally by demonstrating quality writing and speaking skills.

Major in Agricultural Studies

The major in Agricultural Studies consists of 54 credit hours. In order to complete prerequisite requirements for Agricultural Studies core courses, students must complete BSC 1010 General Biology, SCI 1120 Chemistry I or SCI 1030 Liberal Arts Chemistry, and MAT 1040 College Algebra. Students are also highly encouraged to complete ECO 2012 Principles of Economics: Contemporary.

The required Agricultural Studies core courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
AGS 1000Introduction to Agricultural Studies3
AGS 2001Introduction to Plant Science3
AGS 2002Introduction to Animal Science3
AGS 2010Agriculture Mechanics3
AGS 2020Plant Nutrition3
AGS 3010Animal Production3
AGS 3020Plant Production3
AGS 3030Agricultural Policy3
BUS 3010Marketing3
BUS 3070Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management3
BUS 3160Managerial Finance3

Students must complete 12 hours of the required Experiential Learning courses:

PrefixCourseHrs.
AGS 2175Agriculture Practicum I1-2
AGS 3175Agriculture Practicum II1-2
AGS 4175Agriculture Practicum III1
AGS 4185Agriculture Capstone7-9

Students must complete 9 hours of Agriculture Elective courses:

PrefixCourseHrs.
AGS 3040Natural Resources and Wildlife Management3
AGS 3050Weed and Pest Management3
AGS 3060Agriculture Post-Harvesting3
AGS 3070Specialty Crop Production3
AGS 3080International Agricultural Development3
AGS 4010Beef Production3
AGS 4020Fruit Production3
AGS 4030Vegetable Production3
AGS 4040Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding3