Southern Arkansas University’s multi-faceted Agriculture program reflects the complexity of the vast industry providing food and fiber to the world. A degree in animal science with a plant science option provides students with a broad knowledge base to tackle real-world problems and immediately enter the workforce.
Greenhouses, forage plots, horticulture, agronomy, and forestry plots provide students with real-world opportunities in propagation, planting, transplanting, and marketing plants or entering the forestry industry.
- Our graduates communicate effectively
- Our students acquire knowledge of agricultural systems to make ethical and informed decisions relating to food and fiber production
- Our students can assimilate knowledge to develop critical thinking skills related to agriculture production and science
- Our graduates understand the value of technology and its application in Agricultural Communication and Agriculture Production
- Our graduates possess knowledge in the field of Agriculture
Plant Science Option Courses (122 hours required for Degree) University Requirement - 2 hours GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar General Education* - 27 hours (Natural science and physical science courses are included in the major.) *Social Science requirement - AGEC 2073 Principles of Agricultural Economics Biological Science - 16 hours BIOL 1203/1201 Principles of Biology I/Lab BIOL 1213/1211 Principles of Biology II/Lab BIOL 3023/3021 Microbiology/Lab BIOL 3033/3031 Genetics/Lab Chemistry - 8 hours CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab Agricultural Core - 25 hours AGEC 3043 Farm Management AGRI 4033 Issues in Agriculture ANSC 1000 Farm Experience ANSC 1003/1001 Introduction to Animal Science/Lab ANSC 2002/2001 Animal Nutrition I/Lab ANSC 2013 Animal Anatomy and Physiology PLSC 1003 Introduction to Plant Science PLSC 2002/2001 Principles of Horticulture/Lab PLSC 2012/2011 Soils Science/Lab Agricultural Science - 44 hours AGEC 3003 Marketing of Agricultural Products AGED 3003 Leadership and Communications PLSC 2022/2021 Elements of Forestry/Lab PLSC 3013 Forage Production PLSC 3083/3081 Plant Physiology/Lab PLSC 3042/3041 Advanced Soil Science/Lab PLSC 3073/3071 Entomology/Lab PLSC 4002/4001 Weed Science/Lab 15 hours from the following: AGRI 4452/4551 Internship in Agriculture I and II ANSC 3103/3101 Ruminant Animal Production/Lab ANSC 3113/3111 Non-Ruminant Animal Production/Lab BIOL 4013/4011 Ecology/Lab PLSC 3032/3031 Greenhouse Management/Lab PLSC 4022/4021 Plant Pathology/Lab PLSC 4033 Agronomic Production PLSC 4043 Plant Breeding PLSC 4501-4503 Special Problems in Plant Science Select three hours from the following: AGED 2001/2002 Agricultural Power: Electricity and Small Engines/Lab AGED 2011/2012 Agricultural Structures/Lab AGED 2021/2022 Agricultural Metals/Lab Minor Requirements Minor in Plant Science - 21 hours BIOL 2083/2081 General Botany/Lab or BIOL 3303/3301 Systematic Botany/Lab PLSC 1003 Introduction to Plant Science PLSC 2012/2011 Soils Science/Lab PLSC 3012/3011 Forage Production and Management/Lab PLSC 3073/3071 Entomology/Lab (same as BIOL 3073/3071) PLSC 3083/3081 Plant Physiology/Lab (same as BIOL 3083/3081)