General Agriculture

Sample Program Guide

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: A Sample Program Guide provides an unofficial guide of program requirements and should be used by prospective students who are considering attending NDSU in the future. It is NOT an official curriculum and should NOT be used by current NDSU students for official degree planning purposes. Note that the official curriculum used by current NDSU students can vary from the Sample Program Guide due to a variety of factors such as, but not limited to, start year, education goals, transfer credit, and course availability.

To ensure proper program completion, enrolled students should utilize Degree Map and Schedule Planner in Campus Connection and consult regularly with their academic advisor to ensure requirements are being met.

First Year
AGRI 1891ENGL 1203
ENGL 1103COMM 1103
MATH 103 (or higher level Math)3Gen Ed Social & Behavioral Science and Global Perspectives3
CHEM 117, 121, or BIOL 1113CSCI 114 or TL 1163
Agriculture Elective*3Agriculture Elective*3
Gen Ed Science & Technology1Gen Ed Wellness 2
 14 17
Second Year
Discipline 1 class**3Discipline 1 class**3
Discipline 2 class**3Discipline 2 class**3
Discipline 3 class**3Discipline 3 class**3
Discipline 4 class**3STAT 3303
Gen Ed Social & Behavioral Sci 3Gen Ed Humanities & Fine Arts 3
 16 16
Third Year
Discipline 1 class**3Upper division Discipline 1 class**3
Discipline 4 class**3Upper division Agriculture elective*3
PLSC 315 (Category S)3Agriculture Elective*6
Gen Ed Humanities and Fine Arts and Cultural Diversity 3Elective5
Gen Ed Upper Division Writing 3 
 16 17
Fourth Year
Upper division Discipline 1 class**3Agricutlure Capstone Class***3
Upper division Discipline 2 class**3Upper division Discipline 2 class**3
Upper division Discipline 3 class**3Electives 10
Discipline 4 class**3 
Upper division Agriculture elective*3 
 16 16
Total Credits: 128

Agriculture electives can come from College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources (CAFSNR) courses - Prefixes include AGRI (Agriculture), AGEC (Agricultural Economics), ABEN (Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering), ASM (Agricultural Systems Management), ANSC (Animal Science), CFS (Cereal and Food Science), ECON (Economics), ENT (Entomology), SAFE (Food Safety), MICR (Microbiology), NRM (Natural Resouces Management), PAG (Precision Agriculture), PPTH (Plant Pathology), PLSC (Plant Sciences), RNG (Range Science), SOIL (Soil Science), VETS (Veterinary Science)


"Discipline" refers to the four CAFSNR disciplines which must be included in a General Agriculture curriculum. A discipline may be thought of as a prefix. Some prefixes can be combined to form a discipline.


The capstone course requirement can be met through any CAFSNR course prefix in which the course description contains the word "capstone".