Specialty Agriculture, B.S.

 

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
NRE 220 Bison image Human Dimensions Nat Res (CT)3
NRE 120 Bison image Discussion in Environ Sci (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
Select one of the following:4
Applied Calculus
Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Global Environment Issues (CT) (recommended)
Core II Fine Arts3
Core II Physical/Natural Science4
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Global Environment Issues (CT) (recommended)
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
Global Environment Issues (CT) (recommended)
Department Requirements
IST 150Spreadsheet & Database Prin3
NRE 120 Bison image Discussion in Environ Sci (CT)3
NRE 220 Bison image Human Dimensions Nat Res (CT)3
NRRM 101 Cap graduation image Intro Natural Res & Rec Mgmt3
NRE 490ES/NRRM Capstone Prep3
NRE 470ES Internship3
or NRE 491 Bison image ES Senior Capstone
NRRM 200Analytical Methods: Statistics4
Major-Specific Requirements
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology4
CHM 211 Bison image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 217 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
ENT 360Intro to Entrepreneurship3
MGT 320Principles of Management3
NRE 322Assess I: Terrestrial Systems4
NRE 323Assessment II: Aquatic Ecology4
NRE 200Introduction to Agriculture3
NRE 300Principles of Soil Science3
NRE 301Principles of Soil Science Lab2
NRE 302Animal Production3
NRE 401Horticulture4
NRE 402Sustainable Agriculture3
NRE 403Agricultural Entomology4
Major-Specific Electives12-14
In consultation with the NRE/COS advisors, students will select electives from Marshall University offerings best suited to prepare students to apply for the following fields or professional credentials: nutrient management certification, outreach and education, agritourism, agribusiness, soil science professional, soil health, food security, animal production, and crop production. The student will select these electives in consultation with NRE/COS advisors to reach to 120 credit hours required for graduation. Additional electives may be used to satisfy general education requirements (e.g., writing intensive). A minimum of 40 hours must be 300-400 level courses. Below is a list of courses that could be considered; however, the list is not exhaustive and other courses can be considered based on consultation between the student and NRE/COS advisors.
Nutrient Management
Physical Geography (CT)
Global Environment Issues (CT)
Hydrogeology
GIS and Data Systems
Water Policy and Regulations
Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition
Soil Health/Soil Science
Principles of Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Physical Geography (CT)
The Dynamic Earth
Mineralogy
Hydrogeology
GIS and Data Systems
Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition
Food Security
Introductory Foods
Nutrition
FS Safety & Systems Mgt I
FS Safety & Sys Mgt II
Cross Cultural Foods
Global Environment Issues (CT)
Food in World History
Food Markets and Modernity
Crop Production
Principles of Microbiology
Principles of Ecology
Principles Cell Biology
Principles of Genetics
Plant Taxonomy
Plant Physiology
Plant Ecology
Global Environment Issues (CT)
Food Markets and Modernity
Water Policy and Regulations
Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition
Animal Production
Vertebrate Embryology
Principles of Microbiology
Principles of Ecology
Principles Cell Biology
Principles of Genetics
Ichthyology
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Animal Physiology
Animal Parasitology
Water Policy and Regulations
Global Environment Issues (CT)
Food Markets and Modernity
Water Policy and Regulations
Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition
Water Policy and Regulations
Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition
Agritourism
Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Principles of Selling
MKT Concepts and Applications
Tourism Planning & Management
Ecotourism: Admin and Mgmt
Education and Outreach
Intro to Science Elem Ed
Ed Psych Developing Learner
Global Environment Issues (CT)
Nature Study
Environmental Interpretation
Intro to Environmental Educ
Agribusiness
Introductory Foods
Food in World History
Principles of Selling
MKT Concepts and Applications

Major Information

  • Capstone Experience: It is the responsibility of each student to consult his/her advisor regarding details of meeting the capstone requirement. The Capstone for this degree is completed in the summer.
  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Coursework listed as “elective” may vary for each student. Students are encouraged to use elective hours toward a minor or toward prerequisites.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to select courses that meet two or more Core or College requirements. For example, a writing intensive literature course could satisfy the Core II Humanities requirement as well as the university writing intensive requirement.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change each semester. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Minimum 2.0 overall and MU and in all NRRM coursework required for graduation.
  • Minimum of 120 hours (40 upper level) required for graduation.

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
IST 150 Spreadsheet & Database Prin 3
NRE 120 Bison image Discussion in Environ Sci (CT) 3
MTH 140 Bison image Applied Calculus 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
GEO 222 Bison image Global Environment Issues (CT) 3
NRE 220 Bison image Human Dimensions Nat Res (CT) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
CHM 211 Bison image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
Core II Humanities 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
NRE 200 Introduction to Agriculture 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
NRRM 200 Analytical Methods: Statistics 4
NRE 302 Animal Production 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
NRE 323 Assessment II: Aquatic Ecology 4
NRE 300 Principles of Soil Science 3
NRE 301 Principles of Soil Science Lab 2
NRE 403 Agricultural Entomology 4
Major Specific Elective 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
NRE 490 ES/NRRM Capstone Prep 3
NRE 322 Assess I: Terrestrial Systems 4
MGT 320 Principles of Management 3
Major Specific Elective 4
BSC 420 Plant Physiology 4
 Credit Hours18
Fourth Year
First Semester
NRE 402 Sustainable Agriculture 3
ENT 360 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3
Major Specific Elective 3
Major Specific Elective 3
Major Specific Elective 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
NRE 470
or NRE 491 Bison image
ES Internship
or ES Senior Capstone
3
NRE 401 Horticulture 4
Writing Intensive 3
Major Specific Elective 4
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours127