Pre-Agricultural Sciences - Preprofessional Program

Students who successfully complete this program may enter CASNR to study in a program of their choice that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural sciences.

Degrees for four-year programs include agribusiness, agricultural economics, agricultural education, agricultural journalism, agronomy, animal science, biochemistry, plant protection sciences, diversified agricultural studies, mechanized systems management, veterinary science, and veterinary technologist.

The following suggested program of study fulfills the minimum requirements for the first four semesters of any agricultural sciences degree program.

Degree Requirements

First Year

First Semester

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

And

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

Or

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

*Requirements for natural sciences vary among degree programs, and not all programs require biology, chemistry and physics (some minimally require courses from two of the three science areas). Please verify specific requirements with a CASNR adviser and/or the UNL Catalog before selecting natural sciences courses.

**MATH 1320. Hours earned in MATH 1320 will not count toward the mathematics requirements for UNL CASNR. Students are encouraged to use MATH 1320 as a free elective for their UNL CASNR program of study if they have an algebra deficiency. Students should complete their mathematics sequence at UNO. Since certain majors require calculus, the student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements in specific degrees of interest.

***EMPHASIS ELECTIVES. Students in the Pre-Agricultural Sciences Program may select from a variety of degrees. Some emphasize the social sciences while others emphasize the physical and biological sciences in the first two years. The student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin to identify the appropriate “Emphasis Elective” for their degrees of interest.

First Year

Second Semester

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

Emphasis Electives

3-5 credits

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

And

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

***EMPHASIS ELECTIVES. Students in the Pre-Agricultural Sciences Program may select from a variety of degrees. Some emphasize the social sciences while others emphasize the physical and biological sciences in the first two years. The student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin to identify the appropriate “Emphasis Elective” for their degrees of interest.

Second Year

First Semester

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

Emphasis Electives

3-4 credits

And

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

Or

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:16-17

***EMPHASIS ELECTIVES. Students in the Pre-Agricultural Sciences Program may select from a variety of degrees. Some emphasize the social sciences while others emphasize the physical and biological sciences in the first two years. The student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin to identify the appropriate “Emphasis Elective” for their degrees of interest.

Second Year

Second Semester

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

Emphasis Electives

4 credits

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

And

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

Or

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3 credits

Or

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

***EMPHASIS ELECTIVES. Students in the Pre-Agricultural Sciences Program may select from a variety of degrees. Some emphasize the social sciences while others emphasize the physical and biological sciences in the first two years. The student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin to identify the appropriate “Emphasis Elective” for their degrees of interest.

****ECONOMICS. Two semesters of economics (macro and micro) are not required in all agricultural sciences majors. For majors that require only one semester of economics, the second course will count as a social science elective.