Agricultural Science Concentration


This degree program prepares students to work with agricultural industries such as food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; under supervision, conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects.  Students may prepare for careers in crop production and natural resource conservation roles.  Graduates may seek employment in areas such as crop management, consulting, agronomy, farm management, and other agricultural careers. 

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Nick Schiltz Willy Mekeel Wayne Busch

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Agricultural Science Concentration program page at

Required Core Courses (16 Credits)

AGSC1010 Introduction to Agronomy 3 CR
AGSC1020 Introduction to Soil Science 3 CR
AGSC1030 Crop Production 4 CR
AGSC2010 Intro to Precision Agriculture, Geographic Info & Global Positioning System 4 CR
AGSC1050 Introduction to Animal Science 3 CR
AGBS2000 Introduction to Agribusiness Management 3 CR
FSCI1000 Principles of Food Science 4 CR

MnTC General Education Courses (45 credits)

- Goal 1 - Communication 9 CR
- Goal 2 - Critical Thinking 3 CR
- Goal 3 - Natural Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 CR
- Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 9 CR
- Goal 7 - Human Diversity
- Goal 8 - Global Perspective
- Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility
- Goal 10 - People and the Environment
- Physical Education/Health 1 CR
CCLS1000 First Year Experience 1 CR
- Additional electives 2-6 CR