College of Agriculture Core Graduation Requirements

Revised August 21, 2016


The College of Agriculture core requirements go beyond and encapsulate the Purdue University Core requirements. These university requirements include quantitative reasoning, science, humanities, social and behavioral science, information literacy, written communication, oral communication, and science, technology, and society. By meeting College of Agriculture requirements, University Core requirements are automatically exceeded.

To earn a baccalaureate degree, a student shall complete resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in, and completion of, at least 32 semester credit hours of coursework required and approved for completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level courses.

The College of Agriculture faculty has established that a minimum of 120 semester credit hours must be completed to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (B.S.L.A.). A minimum of 124 credit hours must be completed to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.S.F.). A minimum of 128 credit hours must be completed to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (B.S.A.E.) or Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (B.S.B.E.).


Minimum Core Graduation Requirements *

 


Academic Category B.S. B.S.A.E.  B.S.B.E. B.S.F. B.S.L.A.
  Semester Credits
College of Agriculture Orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGR 10100 and Departmental Orientation

1

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics and Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

Biological Sciences

8

8

8

8

8

General Chemistry

6

8

8

6

0

Calculus

3

16

16

3

0

Statistics

3

0

0

3

3 

Additional Mathematics and/or Sciences

3-5

4-6

4-6

3-5

4-6

Minimum Total

23

36

36

23

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science, Technology, and Society 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3
Written and Oral Communication

 

 

 

 

 

First Year Composition

4

4

4

4

4

Fundamental of Speech Communication

3

3

3

3

3

Additional Written and/or Oral Communication 

3

3

3

3

3

Minimum Total

10

10

10

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Sciences and Humanities

 

 

 

 

 

Economics

3

3

3

3

3

University Core Humanities 3 3 3 3 3

Other Humanities and/or Social Sciences

6

6

6

6

9


Humanities or Social Sciences 30000+Level

3

3

3

3

3

Minimum Total

15

15

15

15

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Departmental Requirements and Electives

68

79

79 

72

74

           
Total Credits 

120

128

128

124

120


* Plans of study that lead to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Forestry, or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degrees must include a minimum of nine credits, or equivalent, of International Understanding electives, three credits of Multicultural Awareness electives, and an approved capstone course or experience. Plans of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering or Biological Engineering must include a minimum six credits of International Understanding electives, three credits of Multicultural Awareness electives, and an approved capstone course or experience.

 Students in a Bachelor of Science degree program in Agricultural Engineering or Biological Engineering may fulfill the orientation requirement in ENGR 13100.

 Students enrolled in Landscape Architecture may substitute calculus for statistics.


Courses Not Applicable in Undergraduate Plans of Study

The following courses are not applicable as credit toward graduation in any College of Agriculture baccalaureate degree program: CHM 10000; ENGL 10000, 10900; ENGR 19100, 19200, 19300; MA 11100, 12300, 13300, 13400, 15100; 15555, PHYS 14900; STAT 11300, 11400; and all General Studies courses except GS 49000 - Discovery Park Undergraduate Research.

Credits earned in one of the following course - MA 15200, 15300, 15400 or MA 15800 - may be used as an unrestricted elective in the College of Agriculture undergraduate plans of study, but may not be used as a Mathematics and Sciences elective.


Pass/Not-Pass Grading Policy

A student classified as a sophomore or higher who has a minimum 2.0 graduation index may elect the pass/not-pass grading option. A maximum of 21 credits of elective courses under the pass/not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements.


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