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 credits

Or

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

Or

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

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 credit

Or

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

And

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

CMST 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

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 credits

Or

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

And

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

Or

PHYS 1050Introduction to Physics

4 credits

And

PHYS 1054Introduction to Physics Laboratory

1 credit

Emphasis Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-17

Second Year

Second Semester

Emphasis Elective

3 credits

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

Emphasis Elective

4 credits

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

 

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.

BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS.  Majors vary in biology course sequence and availability of equivalent courses at UNO. Please verify specific requirements.

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.

Total Credit Hours: 63-70