Transfer from Vincennes University​

If you are planning to transfer to the Purdue College of Agriculture, you should contact Dr. Charles W. Mansfield, Agriculture Program Coordinator, for recommendations about appropriate Vincennes University courses to take to prepare for your Purdue academic major.

Charles W. Mansfield
​Agriculture Program Coordinator
McCormick Science Center, Room B-8
Vincennes University
102 North 1st Street
Vincennes, IN 47591-1500

Agriculture Courses

The College of Agriculture has articulated the following agriculture courses with Vincennes University.

Vincennes University *              Purdue University *
(1) AGRI 100 (Agricultural Lectures) (1) AGR 1XXXX (Agricultural Lectures)
(3) AGRI 101 (Introductory Agricultural Business and Economics) (3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness)
(2) AGRI 102 (Introduction to Soil Evaluation) (2) AGRY 1XXXX (I​ntroduction to Soil Evaluation)
(3) AGRI 103 (Fundamentals of Horticulture) (3) HORT 10200 (Fundamentals of Horticulture) 
(3) AGRI 104 (Crop Production) (3) AGRY 10500 (Crop Production) 
(3) AGRI 106 (Animal Agriculture) (3) ANSC 10200 (Introduction to Animal Agriculture) 
(3) AGRI 201 (Management of Business Related to Agriculture) (3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business) 
(1) AGRI 202 (Soil Evaluation) (1) AGRY 2XXXX (Soil Evaluation)
(3) AGRI 203 (Plant Propagation) (3) HORT 20100 (Plant Propagation)
(3) AGRI 204 (Soil Science) (3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science) 
(3) AGRI 206 (Principles of Animal Nutrition) (3) ANSC 22100 (Principles of Animal Nutrition) 
(3) AGRI 207 (General Entomology) (2) ENTM 20600 (General Entomology) and (1) ENTM 20700 (General Entomology Laboratory)
(4) AGRI 208 (Genetics) (3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics) and (1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
(3) AGRI 225 (Dendrology) (3) FNR 22500 (Dendrology)

* Note that Vincennes University "AGRI" courses were previously identified with a "SAG" prefix. Credits earned in "SAG" courses are also transferable to Purdue University and applicable to fulfill requirements and electives in College of Agriculture undergraduate plans of study.

Vincennes University Agribusiness "AGBS" and "BAG" credits and Horticulture Technology "HORT" credits transfer to Purdue University as undistributed credits, but are not applicable to fulfill requirements or electives in College of Agriculture undergraduate plans of study.

The following programs of study from Vincennes University’s College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics are recommended for applicants to the College of Agriculture.  See Vincennes University academic catalog for specific requirements.

  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences – Agriculture Concentration
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences – Forestry and Conservation Concentration
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences - Major
  • Chemical Sciences – Food Science Concentration
  • Chemical Sciences – Pre-Veterinary Concentration
  • Engineering Science – Agricultural Machine Systems Engineering 
  • Engineering Science – Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 

Provisions of the long-standing agreement between the College of Agriculture and Vincennes University that were determined in the late 1950s allow students who earn the Associate of Science degree in one of the foregoing concentrations to be admitted to the College of Agriculture with a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in lieu of the 2.50 listed on the page that presents “Transfer Student Admissions Criteria.”  Also, after the Associate in Science Degree is awarded by Vincennes University in one of these programs, credits may be transferred for courses in which “D” grades were earned to fulfill requirements. Essentially, this allows students in VU-Purdue Cooperative Agriculture Transfer programs to be treated as if they were resident Purdue students entering their junior year in the College of Agriculture on the West Lafayette campu​s.​

Other Recommended Courses​

In addition to articulated Agriculture (AGRI) courses, credits from the following Vincennes University courses are transferable and applicable in Purdue College of Agriculture plans of study.

(3) BIOL 105 (Principles of Life Science I)

(1) BIOL 105L (Principles of Life Science Laboratory I)

(3) BIOL 106 (Principles of Life Science II)

(1) BIOL 106L (Principles of Life Science Laboratory II)

(2) BIOL 230 (General Microbiology)


(2) BIOL 230L (General Microbiology Laboratory)

(3) CHEM 105 (General Chemistry I)

(2) CHEM 105L (General Chemistry/Quantitative Analysis Laboratory)

(3) CHEM 106 (General Chemistry II)

(2) CHEM 106L (General Chemistry/Qualitative Analysis Laboratory)

(3) CHEM 215 (Organic Chemistry I)

(2) CHEM 215L (Organic Chemistry Laboratory I)

(3) CHEM 216 (Organic Chemistry II)

(2) CHEM 216L (Organic Chemistry Laboratory II)

(3) CHEM 208 (Chemical Engineering Calculations)

(4) CHEM 326 (Biochemistry)

(3) COMM 143 (Speech)

(3) CSCI 126 (Introduction to Computer Tools for Scientists and Engineers)

(3) CSCI 159 (C Programming for Scientists and Engineers)

(3) ECON 201 (Microeconomics)

(3) ECON 202 (Macroeconomics)

(3) ENGL 101 (English Composition I)

(3) ENGL 102 (English Composition II)

(3) ENGL 112 (Rhetoric and Research)

(2) ENGR 131 (Introduction to Engineering)

(3) ENGR 205 (Statics)

(3) ENGR 206 (Dynamics)

(3) ENGR 235 (Thermodynamics)

(3) ENGR 270 (Introductory Structural Mechanics)

(1) ENGR 270L (Introductory Structural Mechanics Laboratory)

(3) FACS 206 (Fundamentals of Nutrition)​

(3) GEOS 101 (Environmental Science)

(1) GEOS 101L (Environmental Science Laboratory)

(3) GEOS 111 (Introduction to Remote Sensing)

(3) GEOS 112 (Geographic Information Systems [GIS])

(3) GEOS 115 (Physical Geology)

(2) GEOS 115L (Physical Geology Laboratory)

(3) GEOS 204 (Oceanography)

(3) GEOS 208 (Principles of Concentration)

(3) GEOS 221 (Meteorology)

(1) GEOS 221L (Meteorology Lab)

(3) GEOS 233 (Introduction to Geospatial Science)

(1) GEOS 233L (Geospatial Science Laboratory)

(3) GEOS 240 (Introductory Hydrology)

(1) GEOS 240L (Hydrology Laboratory)

(3) MATH 102 (College Algebra)

(3) MATH 110 (Statistics)

(3) MATH 115 (Survey of Calculus I)

(3) MATH 116 (Survey of Calculus II)

(5) MATH 118 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry I)

(5) MATH 119 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry II)

(4) MATH 220 (Intermediate Calculus)

(4) MATH 223 (Differential Equations with Linear Algebra)

(2) PFWL 100 (Lifetime Fitness/Wellness)

(4) PHYS 105 (General Physics I)

(1) PHYS 105L (General Physics Laboratory I)

(4) PHYS 106 (General Physics II)

(1) PHYS 106L (General Physics Laboratory II)

(5) PHYS 205 (Physics for Scientists and Engineers I)

(4) PHYS 206 (Physics for Scientists and Engineers II)

(1) PHYS 206L (Laboratory for Physics for Scientists and Engineers II)

(3) POLS 201 (Introduction to Political Science)

(3) SOCL 151 (Principles of Sociology)

See your Vincennes University academic advisor for recommendations of additional humanities, social science, and written or oral communication courses that are transferable to the College of Agriculture.


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