B.S. Degree with a Major in Agriculture and Natural Resources
A major in Agriculture and Natural Resources will provide students with a foundation in soil science, plant science, animal science, economics, and ecology and the interrelationships among these disciplines. Students will learn to apply these disciplines toward the sustainable management of agriculture and natural resource systems. The program also will allow students to pursue more specialized training in particular areas of interest, such as animal science, plant and soil sciences, or natural resources management. Students completing the program will be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities, including graduate or veterinary school, by the breadth of their academic training and the skills gained through practical experience on the College's educational farm and forest.
Requirements for the Major
A major in Agriculture and Natural Resources is achieved by completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:
Required Core Courses
ANR 100 (1/2 credit), 110, 130, 240, and 375
Required Capstone Course
ANR 492 (1/2 credit)
Required Distribution Courses
One (1) of the following options:
- EITHER ANR 494 (noncredit) and four (4) ANR elective course credits (three of which must be at the 300 level or higher),
- OR ANR 395/495, plus three (3) ANR elective course credits (two of which must be at the 300 level or higher).
Required Collateral Courses
- CHM 131 or 134
- CHM 221
- ECO 102
- SENS 100 or SENS 310
- MAT 115 completed or waived
Exploring the Major
Students considering this major should enroll in and complete ANR 110 (Fall Term), and both ANR 100 and ANR 130 (Spring Term), preferably all during their first year.
Admission to the Major
No additional or special curricular requirements must be met for admission into the major.
Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)
ANR 110 and 130 are prerequisites for several more advanced classes and should be completed by the end of the first year. MAT 115 also should be completed or waived by the end of the first year. ECO 102 and CHM requirements should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Students should take at least one 300-level ANR course in the sophomore year. ANR 494 or ANR 395/495 should be taken in the junior or senior year. ANR 492 must be taken in the senior year.
Other Considerations in the Major
Students planning to attend graduate school should consider taking CHM 222 and MAT 135. Veterinary school requirements vary, but will include additional chemistry, biology, and introductory physics courses. Students intending to pursue veterinary school should develop a plan early in their program in conjunction with an advisor in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program.
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This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 8-13-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch