Pre-Agricultural Sciences - Transfer Program

Students who successfully complete this program may enter CASNR to study in a program of their choice that leads to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degrees for four-year programs include agribusiness, agricultural economics, agricultural education, agricultural & environmental sciences communication, agronomy, animal science, applied science, biochemistry, forensic science, grazing livestock systems, hospitality, restaurant & tourism management (bachelor of arts), insect science, integrated science, mechanized systems management, microbiology, plant biology, PGA golf management, veterinary science, and veterinary technology.

Requirements

The following suggested program of study fulfills the minimum requirements for the first four semesters of any agricultural sciences degree program. Since degree program requirements vary, students are expected to work closely with UNL advisors to ensure appropriate course selection.

Degree Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredits
BIOL 1020
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
or BIOLOGY I
5
Select one of the following: 3
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
or ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
 
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
or ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
 
MATH 1320 PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA 3
ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective 3
Emphasis Elective 3
 Credits17
Second Semester
Select one of the following: 4-5
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
 
FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
and FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
 
MATH 1330 TRIGONOMETRY 3
CMST 1110 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS 3
ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective 3
Emphasis Elective 3-5
 Credits16-19
Second Year
First Semester
Select one of the following: 3-5
BIOLOGY II  
or Emphasis Elective
 
ECON 2200 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO) 3
Select one of the following: 5
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
 
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS LABORATORY
 
Emphasis Elective 4
 Credits15-17
Second Semester
Emphasis Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3-5
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS  
CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES  
CALCULUS I  
Emphasis Elective 4
ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective 3
ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective 3
 Credits16-18
 Total Credits64-71

Additional Information

Requirements for natural sciences vary among degree programs, and not all programs require biology, chemistry and physics (some minimally require courses from two of the three science areas). Please verify specific requirements with a CASNR advisor and/or the UNL Catalog before selecting natural sciences courses.

Biology Requirements

Majors vary in biology course sequence and availability of equivalent courses at UNO. Please verify specific requirements.

Hours earned in MATH 1320 will not count toward the mathematics requirements for UNL CASNR. Students are encouraged to use MATH 1320 as a free elective for their UNL CASNR program of study if they have an algebra deficiency. Students should complete their mathematics sequence at UNO. Since certain majors require calculus, the student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements in specific degrees of interest.

Emphasis Electives

Students in the Pre-Agricultural Sciences Program may select from a variety of degrees. Some emphasize the social sciences while others emphasize the physical and biological sciences in the first two years. The student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin to identify the appropriate “Emphasis Elective” for their degrees of interest.

Economics

Two semesters of economics (macro and micro) are not required in all agricultural sciences majors. For majors that require only one semester of economics, the second course can count as an ACE 8 requirement.