The first two years at Ridgewater College can lead to completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in various agriculture majors at four-year institutions such as the University of Minnesota (St. Paul and Crookston campuses), Southwest State University, and South Dakota State University. Articulation agreements have been created to make transferring easier. An advisor will work with students to help guarantee transfer of credits, depending on the choice of college and major. Ridgewater College also offers technical agriculture programs leading to two-year diplomas and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(11 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 111 Introductory Soil Science
AGRI 112 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
BIOL 200 General Biology I
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
MATH 112 College Algebra
MATH 207 Statistics and Its Applications
SPCH 220 Public Speaking
Total Credits: 36  
 
Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CHEM 102 General Chemistry I
CHEM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
Total Credits: 4  
 
Elective Courses
(this course is not required but is recommended)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BUS 224 Financial Accounting
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1210 Dairy Cattle Breeding and Reproduction
AGRI 126 Introductory Animal Science
AGRI 1810 Introductory Animal Science
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1214 Dairy Cattle Anatomy, Physiology and Health
AGRI 1830 Beef Cow Calf
AGRI 1870 Swine Breeding and Farrowing
AGRI 1900 Sheep Management
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1220 Dairy Facilities and Equipment
AGRI 1230 Raising Dairy Replacements
AGRI 1840 Beef Feedlot
AGRI 1871 Swine Nursery and Finishing
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1720 Corn and Soybean Production
AGRI 1730 Forage Production
AGRI 1740 Specialty Crops
Total Credits: 3  
 
Elective Courses
Select courses that fulfill requirements in Goals 5 and 6 of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 12  
 
Total AS Degree Credits: 64