B.S. Agricultural Science
Courses

120 credit hours
98% career outcome rate
1 degree option

Agricultural ScienceFeatured Courses

As a student in the agricultural science major at Concordia Nebraska, you’ll have the opportunity to take specialized courses related to various aspects of the agricultural science profession. These classes, designed to equip you for leadership and service in various agricultural science careers, are taught by some of our esteemed faculty who have extensive experience in their fields.

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Agricultural ScienceSample Schedule of Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Semester 1

BIO 110
Principles of Biology
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. A study of general biology: Science as a way of knowing — Scientific methodology and practice, literacy in biological literature and research, study of cells, cell organelles, molecular biology, genetics, systematics, structure and function of plants and animals, reproduction, growth and development, population biology, evolution as a paradigm and ecology.
4
credits
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
Examination of the behavior of microeconomic units such as consumers, firms and industries. Includes analysis of the problems of monopoly, urbanization, income inequality and poverty. International economics and the world economy are discussed.
3
credits
REL 121
History and Literature of the Old Testament
A historical and theological survey of the Old Testament era and the Old Testament writings with an emphasis on summarizing and communicating their major themes.
3
credits
FYE 101
First-Year Experience
This course is designed to help first-year students make successful transitions to college student life. Students will examine what others have to say about the purpose and culture of contemporary higher education and will explore the opportunities for intellectual, academic, social and spiritual growth they face as a Concordia freshman. Through reading, discussion and writing, students will reflect on the ways their own values, beliefs, goals and learning styles may affect their experiences as students and their professional and vocational paths.
1
credits
Total Credits
11

Semester 2

CHEM 109
Introductory Chemistry
Lecture 2, Lab. 2. An introduction to the concepts of inorganic chemistry, the common elements, and their compounds. Selected topics in organic chemistry, polymer science, biochemistry, food chemistry, and fuels chemistry. May serve as a prerequisite for CHEM 115. This course is intended for students with limited experience in chemistry.
3
credits
ECON 101
Principles of Macroeconomics
A study of the performance of the American economy. Includes an introduction to national income, employment, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy. In addition, topics of economic stability and analysis of economic growth are covered.
3
credits
BUS 121
Financial Accounting
An introduction to the theory, language, and practice of accounting. Major components of the primary financial statements are examined. Emphasis on the uses of financial information.
3
credits
REL 131
History and Literature of the New Testament
A historical and theological survey of the New Testament era and the New Testament writings with an emphasis on summarizing and communicating their major themes.
3
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 3

BIO 141
General Botany
Lecture 2, Lab. 2. Basic concepts of plant life through a study of the structure, functional form, reproduction and ecology of select plant groups from the plant kingdom.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
3
credits
Total Credits
6

Semester 4

BIO 207
Human Genetics: Applications and Issues
A study of the basic principles of human genetics, their applications in society, and the issues that arise from these applications.
3
credits
MATH 122
Introduction to Statistics
The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
1
credits
Total Credits
7

Semester 5

BIO 377
Conservation Biology
An introduction to the principles and practices of conservation biology. Conservation biology is the discipline in science dealing with the preservation of biodiversity. The preservation of biodiversity requires input from biology, economics, sociology, political science, sociology, and philosophy.
3
credits
PHYS 109
Introductory Physics
Lecture 2, Lab. 2. An introduction to the concepts of physics used to understand and explain the sensibleness of nature, particle and wave ideas, theories that explain everyday phenomena. Not open to students who have had a year of high school physics.
3
credits
BUS 281
Business Communication
The intense study of business writing and speaking using audience analysis. Implications for organizational communication and structure are considered. Major assignments include writing letters and reports for targeted audiences, analysis of organizational rhetoric as related to those products, self-presentation and audience analysis in interview situations, and editing skills.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
7
credits
Total Credits
16

Semester 6

GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
3
credits
Total Credits
3

Semester 7

GEOG 385
Global Positioning Systems and Drone Technology
Course provides students with an introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will learn the history of GPS, how the system operates, and how it can be used in a variety of disciplines and professions. Students conduct a variety of exercises and research projects utilizing GPS functionality and integrating it with GIS and other Internet-based mapping programs such as Google Earth. Course fee.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
9

Semester 8

GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
12
credits
Total Credits
12
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