WSU CAHNRS

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Agricultural and Food Systems

Minor in Agricultural Systems

Approved course options for a minor in Agricultural Systems. Sixteen credits, 9 of which must be upper division courses, are required for a minor; however, the number of credits may exceed 16 to meet the needs of the program. The Agricultural Systems minor is composed of a minimum of 18 credits, nine of which are in upper division courses as required.

Course(s) and Title(s) with Semester Offered* in Parenthesis followed by
Pre-requisites if applicable for a Minor in Agricultural Systems

Credit Hours

Lower Division Course Options:

  • ANIM_SCI 101: Introductory Animal Science (F,S)
  • AFS 101: Introduction to Agricultural and Food Systems (F)
  • CROP_SCI/HORT 102: Introduction to Cultivated Plants (F)
  • SOIL_SCI 101: Organic Gardening and Farming (S, Online)

Minimum of
Six Credits

Pre-Requisites for Upper Division Course Options:

  • CROP_SCI/HORT 202**: Crop Growth and Development (S, Online; CROP_SCI/HORT 102)
  • ECONS 101 [S] [SSCI]: Fundamentals of Microeconomics (F, S, SS, online; MATH 101 (or higher), STAT 205, or 212; or concurrent enrollment in MATH 106 (or higher), or STAT 212; or a minimum ALEKS score of 40%)
  • SOIL_SCI 201[B] [BSCI]: Soil: A Living System (F,S, Online)

Minimum of
Three Credits

Upper Division Course Options:
Choose one course minimum in 3 of the 4 categories listed below.

Minimum of
Nine Credits

Biotic Influences on Crop Production:

  • CROP_SCI 305: Ecology and Management of Weeds (F, Online; CROP_SCI/HORT 202 or AFS 201)
  • ENTOM 343: General Entomology [M] (F)
  • PL_P 429: General Plant Pathology (F)
Economic Aspects of Agricultural Systems:

  • ECONS 350: Introduction to Farm and Ranch Management (F; ECONS 101 or ECONS 198)
  • ECONS 351: Introduction to Food and Agricultural Markets (F; ECONS 101 or ECONS 198)
  • ECONS 352: Bus Management Economics (S; ECONS 101 or ECONS 198)
Sustainability:

  • AGTM 305: Agricultural Precision Systems (F)
  • AFS 336 [SSCI]: Agriculture, Environment and Community (F; 3 credits [S] or [K] GER, or [SSCI] UCORE, sophomore standing)
  • SOIL_SCI 302: Introduction to Agroecology [M] (S, Online; Recommended courses SOIL_SCI 201)
  • SOIL_SCI 441: Soil Fertility (S, Online; SOIL_SCI 201)
  • SOIL_SCI/AFS 445: Field Analysis of Sustainable Food Systems (S, Online)
Production:

  • CROP_SCI 403: Advanced Cropping Systems (F; CROP_SCI/HORT 202; Recommended course CROP_SCI 305, PL_P 429)
  • HORT 310 Pomology: (F (Odd years); BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 120, or CROP_SCI/HORT 202)
  • HORT 313 Viticulture: (F; BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 120, or CROP_SCI/HORT 202)
  • HORT 320 Olericulture (F (Odd years); Recommend courses BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 120, or CROP_SCI/HORT 202)
  • HORT 340, Nursery Management (S, taught by UI)
  • HORT 357: Greenhouse Management and Crop Production (S; 3 hours BIO or HORT)
  • HORT 413 Advanced Viticulture (S; BIO 420, HORT 313, and SOIL_SCI 201)
  • HORT 418 [M] Postharvest Biology & Technology (F; BIO 420; Recommend courses CROP_SCI/HORT 202)
  • HORT 421 Fruit Crops Management (S (Even years); 6 hours HORT, BIO, or VIT_ENOL; Recommend courses HORT 310 or HORT 313)

*Offered in Spring (S), Fall (F) and/or Summer Session (SS).
**4 credit course. Other courses are 3 credit courses.

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