Agricultural Business – ISU

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
Appropriate Math class*
(MAT-121 if possible)
3-4 s.h.
CHM-151 College Chemistry & Lab 4 s.h.
Ag Elective 3-4 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 14-16 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
HIS-112 or 113 Western Civilization OR
MUS-100 Music Appreciation
3-4 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h.
AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy 3 s.h.
ACC-111 Intro to Actg (if needed) OR
BCA-101 Intro to Computers**
3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Third Semester
Social Science Class 3 s.h.
BIO-103 Introductory Biology OR
BIO-202 Biology I
3-4 s.h.
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
Ag Elective 2 s.h.
General Education Class 3 s.h.
Total 17-18 s.h.
Fourth Semester
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3 s.h.
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Humanities class 3 s.h.
ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II 3 s.h.
Note: MAT-165 3 s.h. if possible
offered only in the summer
Total 15 s.h.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.
** – Take BCA-101 if need computer skills
*** – Mat-165 Calculus typically only offered by NIACC in the summer term- take at NIACC if possible.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

Suggested Agriculture Electives:

    • Animal Science I & Lab
    • Grain Merchandising
    • Principles of Agronomy

General Education Electives:

    • Environmental Science

Iowa State Agricultural transfer plans



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