Agricultural & Environmental Education, Bachelor of Science College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

The major serves those interested in teaching agricultural and environmental sciences in K-12 classrooms or in nonformal settings such as food production and distribution systems, nature preserves, environmental camps, or other venues. This major prepares graduates to direct programs in the agricultural and environmental sciences as well as provides them with a skill set necessary to work within social science careers related to these fields. This program of study meets state and federal requirements for entry into teacher preparation in agriculture and science, as well as requirements in Career Technical Education (CTE).

The Program

The program is designed to provide students with a broad background in various agricultural and environmental science disciplines, e.g., animal science, environmental science, plant and soil science, agricultural engineering, business management, agro ecology, and horticulture. The program also focuses on the social sciences related to human resource development. The program provides students with practical experiences through fieldwork, school, and non-formal learning sites placements, or placement in sites related to a student's focus of study. Through this major students will have the opportunity to explore and then incorporate agricultural and environmental issues into educational and development settings.

Career Alternatives

The need for scientists, technicians, and educators to assist in domestic and international agricultural development and environmental programs has created a continuing demand for qualified instructors and supervisory personnel. This major also provides general preparation for positions in banking, sales and service, rural recreation, related agricultural and environmental sectors. Students interested in obtaining breadth in both agricultural and environmental sciences will appreciate the scope and flexibility the major provides.

Lead Faculty Advisor

Deanne Meyer, Professor of Cooperative Extension/Lecturer

Major Advisors

Lynn Martindale, Lecturer/Supervisor School of Education

The major requirements below are in addition to meeting University Degree Requirements & College Degree Requirements; unless otherwise noted. The minimum number of units required for the Agricultural & Environmental Education Bachelor of Science is 150.

Government/U.S. Constitution
HIS 017AHistory of the United States4
or POL 001 American National Government
or POL 001Y American National Government
Preparatory Subject Matter
Choose a minimum of 8 units in each area of Animal Science, Applied Biological Systems Technology, Agricultural Business & Economics, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental Science & Natural Resources, and Plant & Soil Science:
Animal Science8
Domestic Animals & People
Introductory Animal Science
Livestock & Dairy Cattle Judging
Domestic Animal Production
Applied Biological Systems Technology9
Metal Properties & Fabrication
Field Equipment Operation
Field Equipment Welding
Engine Technology
Agricultural Business & Economics; choose ARE 015 and ECN 001A or 001B8
Population, Environment & World Agriculture
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Environmental Horticulture9
ENH 001
Introduction to Environmental Plants
PLS 005
Flower Power; Art & Science of Flowers & Their Uses
Flower Power; Art & Science of Flowers & Their Uses
Environmental Science & Natural Resources9
Current Issues in the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
Water, Power, Society
Plant & Soil Science8
Agriculture, Nature & Society (Discontinued)
Botany & Physiology of Cultivated Plants
Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
Organic Crop Production Practices
Introduction to Viticulture
Introduction to Winemaking
Prepatory Subject Matter Subtotal51
Science/Math Preparatory
Biological Science10
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology & Evolution
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
The Earth
Geology of California
Mathematics, choose a series:6-8
Short Calculus
Short Calculus
Calculus for Biology & Medicine
Calculus for Biology & Medicine
General Physics
General Physics
Soil Science3
Soils in Our Environment
Science/Math Preparatory Subtotal43-45
Depth Subject Matter
Agricultural Education6
Concepts in Agricultural & Environmental Education
Vocational Education
Educational Psychology: General
Educating Children with Disabilities
Introduction to Environmental Education
Environmental Science & Policy4
Principles of Environmental Science
Depth Subject Matter Subtotal20
Focused Depth Subject Matter
The specialized focus will consist of a minimum of 16 units in one of the six areas listed below:16
Restricted Electives
Choose at least four additional upper division courses (minimum 16 units; duplicate from Depth specialization courses not counted) selected with approval of an advisor to supplement or expand depth subject matter courses chosen from Animal Biology, Animal Genetics, Animal Science, Agricultural & Resource Economics, Avian Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental & Resource Sciences, Environmental Science & Policy, Food Science & Technology, International Agricultural Development, Nature and Culture, Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior, Nutrition, Plant Sciences, Plant Biology, or Viticulture & Enology.16
Total Units150-152

Agricultural Business & Economics

ARE 100AIntermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production & Consumption4
ARE 100BIntermediate Microeconomics: Imperfect Competition, Markets & Welfare Economics4
ARE 120Agricultural Policy4
ARE 130Agricultural Markets4
ARE 135Agribusiness Marketing Plan Development2
ARE 138International Commodity & Resource Markets4
ARE 140Farm Management4
ARE 150Agricultural Labor4
ARE/ESP 175Natural Resource Economics4
ARE 176Environmental Economics4

Animal Science

Choose upper division units from any Animal Genetics, Animal Science, or Avian Sciences courses. Or choose from:16
Animal Biochemistry & Metabolism
Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing
Systemic Physiology
Physiology of Reproduction
Animal Nutrition
NUT 122
NUT 123

Applied Biological Systems Technology

ABT 121Animal Housing & Environment Management2
ABT/IAD 142Equipment & Technology for Small Farms2
ABT 161Water Quality Management for Aquaculture3
ABT/SAF 165Irrigation Practices for an Urban Environment3
ABT/HYD 182Environmental Analysis Using GIS4

Environmental Horticulture

ENH 102 (Discontinued)4
ENH 105Taxonomy & Ecology of Environmental Plant Families4
ENH 120Management of Container Media3
ENH 125Greenhouse & Nursery Crop Production5
ENH 133Woody Plants in the Landscape: Growth, Ecology & Management4
ENH 160Restoration Ecology4
PLS 150Sustainability & Agroecosystem Management4

Environmental Science & Natural Resources

ESP 100General Ecology4
ESP/ANT 101Ecology, Nature, & Society4
ESP 110Principles of Environmental Science4
ESP 123Introduction to Field & Laboratory Methods in Ecology4
ESP 151Limnology4
ESP 161Environmental Law4
ESP 170Conservation Biology Policy4
EVE 101Introduction to Ecology4
EVE 115Marine Ecology4
PLS 101Agriculture & the Environment3
PLS 105Concepts in Pest Management3
WFC 110Biology & Conservation of Wild Mammals3
WFC 111Biology & Conservation of Wild Birds3
WFC 120Biology & Conservation of Fishes3
WFC 154Conservation Biology 4

Plant & Soil Science

PLB/PLS 102 (Discontinued)5
PLB 105Developmental Plant Anatomy5
PLB/PLS 116Plant Morphology & Evolution5
PLB/EVE 117Plant Ecology4
PLS 150Sustainability & Agroecosystem Management4
SSC 100Principles of Soil Science5
SSC 102Environmental Soil Chemistry3
SSC 118Soils in Land Use & the Environment4
VEN 101AViticultural Practices3
VEN 101CViticultural Practices3