Agriculture - Agricultural Business

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Sara Youngerman
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50314

Program and Career Description

Careers in the field of agriculture typically require a bachelor's degree or higher. A variety of career opportunities are available in research firms, universities, and agribusiness. The Associate of Science in Agriculture is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in a community college setting. Our students have the opportunity to work closely with agriculture faculty and have ample access to the latest agriculture technology.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Natural Science Requirement
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability
*note: students planning to transfer to UTK must complete MATH 2050 Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics

Area of Emphasis Requirements
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
AGRI 1010 Intro to Agricultural Business
AGRI 1020 Introduction to Animal Science
AGRI 1030 Introduction to Plant Science
Seven (7) hours of electives-A minimum of three (3) hours of electives MUST be Agriculture electives

The Associate of Science: Agriculture- Agricultural Business requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.