Agriculture - Plant and Soil Science

The Associate of Science

Student testing soil samples

Contact Information
Sara Youngerman
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50314
syoungerman@jscc.edu

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

Choose ONE of the following:
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics or
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics

Choose ONE of the following:
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

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
BIOL 1120 General Biology II

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics

Area of Emphasis Requirements
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
AGRI 1020 Introduction to Animal Science
AGRI 1030 Introduction to Plant Science
AGRI 1050 Introduction to Soil Science
Two (2) hours of general electives

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