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
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

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

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
*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
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation
Four (4) 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.