Agricultural Science

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Agricultural Science

Students in the Agricultural Science A.A.S. program may elect to receive the diploma after completing the courses below. Please consult with the Agriculture Sciences Department for more information regarding this option. The 40 hour Agricultural Science Diploma will teach you the fundamental skills, knowledge, and applied academic and technical experiences required for those entering the agriculture industry.

This diploma is eligible for state and federal financial aid.

Plan of Study

First Semester

  • AGS-113 - Survey of the Animal Industry OR
  • AGA-114 - Principles of Agronomy (3)
  • XXX-XXX - Electives from recommended list (9)
  • AGC-116 - Professionalism in Ag (1)
  • AGC-123 Applied Ag Concepts (1)

14 Credit Hours

Second Semester

  • AGS-319 - Animal Nutrition OR
  • AGA-164 - Fundamentals of Soil Science (3)
  • AGS-214 - Domestic Animal Physiology OR
  • AGP-333 - Precision Farming Systems (3)
  • AGC-210 - Employment Seminar (1)
  • XXX-XXX - Electives from recommended list (10)

17 Credit Hours

Third Semester

  • ENG-105 - Composition I (3)
  • MAT-607 - Survey of Data OR
  • MAT-102 - Intermediate Algebra (3)
  • XXX-XXX - Electives from recommended list (3)

9 Credit Hours


Agricultural Sciences
1000 Washington Hall

319-398-5609
agsciences@kirkwood.edu