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College of Agriculture

Core Graduation Requirements

To earn a baccalaureate degree, a student shall complete resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in, and completion of, at least 32 semester credit hours of coursework required and approved for completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level courses. The College of Agriculture faculty has established that a minimum of 130 semester credit hours must be completed to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (B.S.AE), Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (B.S.BE), Bachelor of Science in Forestry (B.S.F) or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (B.S.LA).

Minimum Core Graduation Requirements*

Academic Category B.S. B.S.AE B.S.BE B.S.F B.S.LA
  Semester Credits
College of Agriculture Orientation
AGR 10100 and Departmental Orientation
1 1 † 1 † 1 1
Mathematics and Sciences
     Biological Sciences 8 8 8 8 8
     General Chemistry 6 8 8 6 0
     Calculus 3 16 16 3 0
     Statistics 3 0 0 3 3‡
     Additional Mathematics and Sciences 8 9 9 8 9
          Minimum Total 28 41 41 28 20
 
Written and Oral Communication
     First-Year Composition 4 4 4 4 4
     Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 3 3 3 3
     Additional Written and Oral Communication 3 3 3 3 3
          Minimum Total 10 10 10 10 10
 
Social Science and Humanities
     Economics 3 3 3 3 3
     Other Social Sciences 3-9 3-6 3-6 3-9 3-9
     Humanities 6-12 6-9 6-9 6-12 9-15
          Minimum Total 18 15 15 18 21
 
Departmental Requirements and Electives
     Specified and Elective Courses 73 64 67 77 80
 
Total Credits 130 131 134 134 132

* Plans of study that lead to the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degrees must include a minimum of nine credits, or equivalent, of International Understanding selective, three credits of Multicultural Awareness selective and an approved capstone course or experience. Plans of study leading the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering or Biological Engineering must include a minimum six credits of International Understanding selective, three credits of Multicultural Awareness selectives and an approved capstone course or experience.

† Students in a Bachelor of Science degree program in Agricultural Engineering or Biological Engineering may fulfill the orientation requirement in ENGR 13100.

‡ Students enrolled in Landscape Architecture may substitute calculus for statistics.