Pre-Agricultural Sciences - Transfer 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, forensic science, grazing livestock systems, insect science, mechanized systems management, plant biology, veterinary science, and veterinary technology.

The following suggested program of study fulfills the minimum requirements for the first four semesters of any agricultural sciences degree program. Since degree program requirements vary, students are expected to work closely with UNO and UNL advisors to ensure appropriate course selection.

Degree Requirements

First Year

First Semester

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5

Or

BIOL 1450Biology I

5

ENGL 1150English Composition I

3

Or

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

MATH 1320College Algebra

3

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

First Year

Second Semester

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

And

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

Or

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3

And

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

Emphasis Elective

3-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Second Year

First Semester

BIOL 1750Biology II

5

Or

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4

And

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1

Or

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4

And

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1

Emphasis Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-17

Second Year

Second Semester

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3

Or

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3

Or

MATH 1950Calculus I

5

Emphasis Elective

4 credits

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

 

Total Credit Hours: 63-70

 

Additional Information:

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.

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.