Ridgewater College offers a combination of agriculture and general education courses which lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota. This "2+2" program allows students to take the first two years of courses at the Willmar campus, transferring all courses into the Agricultural Education major at the University of Minnesota where a four-year degree can be completed in two additional years. Agricultural Education graduates are in great demand - there are three teaching positions available for every graduate. In addition, agricultural businesses seek these graduates for agricultural sales, services, and management positions.

It is strongly recommended that AFEE 1001, AFEE 1002, and AFEE 2096 be taken prior to transfer. AGRI 1621 is not accepted at the University of Minnesota.

For more information, call instructor Kim Lippert at 800-722-1151 or 320-222-5272.

 
Course Outline
 
General Education Required Courses
(5 Courses)
For students planning to attend the University of Minnesota, we strongly recommend that AFEE 1001, AFE 1002, and AFE 2096 be taken prior to transfer.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I
ECON 2060 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 1210 College Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing
ENGL 1220 College Composition II: Writing With Sources
MATH 1120 College Algebra
Total Credits: 17  
 
General Education Required Course List
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Choose one option for 4 or 5 credits.If transferring to the University of Minnesota, choose BIOL 2000.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 1000 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 2000 General Biology I
Total Credits: 4  
 
General Education Required Course List
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Choose one option for 3 or 4 credits. If transferring to the University of Minnesota, choose PSYC 1310.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
PSYC 1310 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 1050 Introduction to Sociology
Total Credits: 4  
 
General Education Required Course List
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
If transferring to the University of Minnesota, choose CMST 2200.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 1210 Introduction to Communication
CMST 2200 Public Speaking
Total Credits: 3  
 
General Education Elective Courses
Additional General Education courses will be taken in the following areas of study: Goal 5 (1 course), Goal 6 (3 courses), and Goal 8 (1 course cross referenced with Goal areas 5 or 6)
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 12  
 
Elective Courses
(select 20 credits from the courses below)
20 credits required. Choose from the following list with approval from advisor. AGRI 1621 is not accepted at the University of Minnesota.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 111 Introductory Soil Science
AGRI 112 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 125 Farm Records and Business Analysis
AGRI 126 Introductory Animal Science
AGRI 1580 Ag Sales & Service
AGRI 1621 Farm Management I
AGRI 1650 Soils and Fertility Management
AGRI 1660 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 1670 Integrated Pest Management
AGRI 1810 Introductory Animal Science
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
BIOL 1410 Environmental Science
BUS 2240 Financial Accounting
Total Credits: 20  
 
Total AS Degree Credits: 60