Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Agricultural Sciences, Horticulture Emphasis, B.S.


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Agricultural Sciences


The Agricultural Sciences program provides students with a diversified four-year curriculum and the opportunity for practical experience. The curriculum stresses the theory and practice of animal science, agronomy, agribusiness, and horticulture. The curriculum includes numerous “hands-on” experiences, developing practical skills in students. A required internship furthers this facet by placing students in situations of responsibility and creativity. In addition, the Agricultural Sciences program at Ferrum College is unique among collegiate agricultural programs in that it is firmly integrated within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, providing students with the opportunity to study within the broader contexts of biology, chemistry, and environmental and societal issues. This broad approach, combined with the strong liberal arts base, prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities.

Agricultural Sciences graduates find employment in farm management and operation, agricultural extension and natural resources conservation agencies, agricultural supply businesses, marketing and distribution of farm products, teaching vocational agriculture, agricultural creditors, agricultural research, and numerous other areas. The broad “hands-on” approach and internship experience are invaluable preparations for this diverse industry. Students may choose emphasis areas within the program that allow them to concentrate their study in Agribusiness, Crop Science, Animal Science, Equine Studies or Horticulture.

Agricultural Sciences is comprised of five emphasis areas: Agribusiness, Crop Science, Animal Science, Equine Studies and Horticulture.

Experiential Component (Complete 1 of the Following Courses:)


Liberal Arts Requirements (8 Credit Hours)


Program Specific Requirements (11 Credit Hours)


Horticulture Emphasis


Total Credit Hours Required for Agricultural Sciences with Horticulture Emphasis: 57


Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121


Agriculture Education Endorsement


Ferrum College also offers teacher licensure in vocational agriculture (grades 6-12) through the selection of a minor in Teacher Education with specialization in Secondary Education. This licensure requires passing state mandated testing prior to enrollment in EDU 404 Student Teaching and Synthesis Experience .  Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor. (See Teacher Education Minor ). Besides the Liberal Arts and Program Specific Requirements and the required major common courses in agricultural sciences, Agricultural Sciences majors seeking a secondary teacher endorsement must complete the following courses in either Animal Science or Horticulture emphasis areas:

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