Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years.

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 120 credit hours in the specified areas, which includes a Liberal Studies Requirement of 42 semester credit hours. Each Option will require 43 credit hours of required and elective courses, as well as 9 credit hours in supporting courses. Whitney Young Students must complete a total of 121 credit hours in the specified areas; with each Option requiring 43 credit hours of required and elective courses, as well as BIO 111 (4 credits).

Options in Agricultural, Food, Environmental, and Aquaculture Systems each incorporate Required AFE Core courses (AFE 116, 117, 211, 217, 311, 340, 411, 401, and 450), plus four option requirements and three option electives.

An option in Environmental Systems requires BIO 316, AQU 480, AFE 334, and AFE 318 or AQU 413 plus nine upper level AFE/AQU electives chosen in consultation with the advisor to support student understanding of Environmental Systems.

The major requirements satisfy the natural sciences requirements for the Liberal Studies General Core, as well as the math requirement.

Liberal Studies Core 42 credits *
Required AFE Courses 22 credits
AFE Option Courses 21 credits
AFE Elective courses 15 credits
Support Courses 9 credits**
Free electives 11 credits
Total 120   credits

*Required as part of the Liberal Studies Core: CHE 101, ECO 200, MAT 115, PHY 130, SOC 203

**Required support course: CHE 102, CHE 110, CHE 120, BIO 111

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