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College of Agriculture

International Understanding

All undergraduate plans of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture must include a minimum of nine credits from the international understanding selective list, or equivalent study abroad programs, international travel courses, international work experiences or military service in other countries. Six credits are required in programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering degree.

International understanding selective credits may be used to fulfill written and oral communication, social sciences and humanities, or departmental requirements.

In today's rapidly changing international environment, students must broaden their understanding and appreciation of the historic, cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity of the world's peoples, while enhancing their ability to interact effectively with people from other cultures. The objective of the international understanding component of the core curriculum is to stimulate students to explore the world and responsibly apply their learning and knowledge to global challenges.