Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 1895-1970

 

Photo of The first BS degree recipients from the Purdue College of Agriculture, 1895

The first BSA degree recipients from the Purdue College of Agriculture, 1895. From e-Archives, Debris Yearbook. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

From 1895 to 1970, the School of Agriculture awarded 8,084 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) degrees. Prior to 1895 and from 1970 until today, “agriculture” graduates earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree upon successful completion of an undergraduate program of study.

Currently, the college also awards baccalaureate degrees in agricultural engineering, biological engineering, forestry, and landscape architecture.

Purdue Board of Trustee meeting minutes of June 4, 1895, recorded the first Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree recipients. They were presented to Samuel Porter Carithers, George Earl Crampton, Harry Beecher Flesher, John Otis Honnold, William Waldo Kennon, Alfred Hiram King and Frank Luke.

The School of Agriculture was the first to have the Bachelor of Science degree with the school identity. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degrees were awarded a couple of years later.


 

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree Recipients, Purdue University, 1895-1970

      YEARS                   B.S.A. DEGREES AWARDED                   

1894-95 to 1909-10               117

1910-11 to 1924-25            1,215

1925-26 to 1939-40            1,004

1940-41 to 1954-55            2,202

1955-56 to 1970-71            3,546

 





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