Agricultural Studies – ISU

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
Appropriate Math class* 3-4 s.h.
CHM-151 College Chemistry & Lab 4 s.h.
BCA-101 Intro to Computers & Information SystemsOR
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.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h.
HIS-112 or 113 Western Civilization OR
MUS-100 Music Appreciation
3-4 s.h.
AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy 3 s.h.
PHI-105 Intro to Ethics 3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Third Semester
BIO– 202 Intro to Biology Or
BIO-202 Biology I***
3-4 s.h.
SOC-110 Sociology 3 s.h.
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I% 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
PHY-106 Survey of Physics OR
BIO-203 Biology II***
3-4 s.h.
MAT-140 Finite Math 3 s.h.
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
SOC-115 Social Problems 3 s.h.
Humanities 3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.
** – Take BCA-101 if need computer skills
*** – Need to take Bio-202 and 203 at the same institution to avoid transfer issues. – Ag Studies does not require Bio I and II /some ag minors and Teacher Certification may.
% – Take Acc-111 Intro to Accounting if needed before Acc-121 Principles of Accounting I

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:

    • Principles of Agronomy
    • Crop Production
    • Animal Science I and Lab
    • Grain Merchandising
    • See NIACC Catalog for additional options

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