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
 
Elective Courses
(select 20 credits from the courses below)
20 credits required. Choose from the following list with approval from advisor.
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 141 Environmental Science
BUS 224 Financial Accounting
Total Credits: 20  
 
General Education Required Courses
(6 Courses)
A total of 40 general education credits are required. Additional General Education courses will be taken in the following areas of study: Goal 5 (1 course), Goal 6 (2 courses), and Goal 8 (1 course cross referenced with Goal areas 5 or 6).
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
CMST 220 Public Speaking
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 19  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Choose one option.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 100 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 200 General Biology I
CHEM 102 General Chemistry I
 
General Education Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Choose one option.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
 
Total AS Degree Credits: 60  
Note there is a data error. The section credits total 39 while the credential is listed as having 60 credits.