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Agriculture, Science, and Nursing

Program Info


Vocational Agriculture Education
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Faculty Contact

Photograph of Peterson, Dr. Nels
Peterson, Dr. Nels
Title: Professor of Agricultural Education
Office: SAB 227
Phone: 580.349.1506
Email: Email Web Form


Total Hours: 120-121
  • General Education 42
  • Communications 9
    • *Engl 1113-Freshman English I
    • *Engl 1213-Freshman English II
    • *Comm 1113-Speech Communication
  • Mathematics 3
    • *Choose at least one from the following:
      • Math 1473-Math for Critical Thinking
      • Math 1513-College Algebra
  • History and Political Science 6
    • *Pols 1013-American Government
    • *Choose at least one from the following:
      • Hist 1313-U.S. History 1492-1877
      • Hist 1323-U.S. History 1877-Present
  • Natural Science 8
    • *Biological Science - four hours
    • *Physical Science - four hours
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
    • Choose at least one course from:
      • Sociology/Psychology
      • Economics
    • *Ag/Econ 2343-Agricultural Economics
  • Cross Cultural 3
    • Educ 2233-Diversity in Education
  • Humanities 6
    • *Choose six hours from the following areas: philosophy, humanities , music ties, music appreciation, art appreciation, literature, introduction to theater, world history, music history, world religion, others as approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. (Must include courses from two areas. No activity courses will count)
  • Student Success 1
    • *Ucss 1111-Student Success Seminar
  • Agriculture Education Major Course Work 48-50 hours
    • Ag 1011-Introduction to the Agriculture Industry
    • Ag 1124-Farm and Ranch Management
    • Ag 4983-Agricultural Marketing
    • Agme 1432-Oxy-Acetylene Welding
    • Agme 3322-Arc Welding
    • Agme 3463-Power Mechanics I
    • Agrn 1213-Fundamentals of Plant Science
    • Agrn 2124-Fundamentals of Soil Science
    • Agrn 3223-Grain, Oil Seeds, and Pulse Crops
    • Agrn 3333-Natural Resource Conservation
    • Agrn 4113-Fundamentals of Weed Science
    • Ansi 1124-Introduction to Animal Science
    • Ansi 2182-Meat Evaluation, Classification and Grade OR
      Ansi 3113-Livestock Judging and Meat Animal Evaluation
    • Ansi 2124-Livestock Feeds and Feeding
    • Ansi 4543-Sheep Science and Management OR
      Ansi 4613-Beef Production and Management OR
      Ansi 4643-Swine Production and Management OR
      Ansi 3624-Horse Science OR
      Ansi 3333-Meats
    • Ansi 4862-Animal Science Seminar
    • Ansi 4902-Animal Science Problems
  • Professional Education 35 hours
    • Aged 3103-Introduction to Teaching Agriculture Education
    • Aged 3203-Planning the Community Program
    • Educ 3213-Human Development: Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • *Aged 4103-Methods of Teaching and Management in Agriculture Education
    • *Aged 4362-Agricultural Education Tests and Measurements
    • *Educ 3233-Education of the Exceptional Child
    • *Educ 4313-Educational Psychology
    • *Educ 4333-Educational Technology
    • **Educ 4720-Student Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • Competency in Foreign Language 3-4 hours
    • All students must show competency in a foreign language at the novice level by:
      • Passing a three hour (minimum) college level foreign language course with a C or better, or
      • Passing the OPSU Foreign Language Competency Oral Examination.

*Restricted Classes - Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program prior to enrolling.

**Restricted Classes - Must Be Admitted To Professional Semester Prior To Enrolling.

Please refer to pages 108-115 of the general catalog for information about the OPSU Teacher Education Program.