2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science

Agricultural Sciences Major with Community Leadership and Development Option

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
ALS 1234CALS First Year Seminar1
ALCE 3004Educational Programs in Agricultural and Life Sciences 13
LDRS 1414Citizen Leadership 13
ALCE 3624Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Writing 13
ALCE 3634Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Speaking 13
ALCE 4034Methods of Planning Education Programs for Agriculture 1,23
ALCE 4044Agricultural Sciences Seminar 13
Subtotal19
Major Requirements
A. Disciplinary Core Courses
AAEC 3324Environment and Sustainable Development Economics 23
ALCE 4014Introduction to Cooperative Extension 13
ALCE 4304Community Education and Development 13
LDRS 3104The Dynamics of Leadership 1,23
LDRS 3304Elements of Team Leadership 1,23
Select 3 credits of the following:3
Principles of Peer Leadership 1
Study Abroad 1
Internship in Coop Extension 1
Internship in Education 1
Field Study/Practicum 1
Undergraduate Research 1
B. Restricted Electives
Select 6 courses of the following:18
Introduction to Civic Agriculture 1
Concepts in Community Food Systems 1,2,3
LDRS 1XXX
& higher 1
PHIL 1XXX
& higher
PSYC 2XXX
or higher
SOC 2XXX
& higher
AAEC 3XXX
& higher
PSCI 3XXX
& higher
ALCE 4XXX 1
MGT 4XXX
Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning
Environmental Ethics and Policy 4
Land Use and Environment: Planning and Policy
International Development Policy and Planning
Subtotal36
Area of Specialization
Select 18 credits 518
Subtotal18
Free Electives
Select 0 credit hours (or balance to 120 credit hours)0
Subtotal0
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
ALCE 2414Identity and Inclusion in Agricultural and Life Sciences (1A) 1,23
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select 6 credit hours in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
AAEC 1006Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:8
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology Laboratory
and Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology Laboratory
Chemistry in Context
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
and Chemistry in Context
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
Earth Science: Our Past, Present, and Future
and Introduction to Earth Sciences Laboratory
and Earth Resources, Society, and Environment
and Earth Resources, Society and Environment Laboratory
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1014Precalculus with Transcendental Functions (5F)3
STAT 2004Introductory Statistics (5F)3
Select 3 credits in Pathway 5a3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select 3 credits in Pathway 6d3
Select 3 credits in Pathway 6a3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
ALCE 2414Identity and Inclusion in Agricultural and Life Sciences 1.23
Subtotal47
Total Credits120
1

In-Major GPA: Indicates in-major courses for purposes of calculating in-major GPA.

2

Some courses listed on this checksheet may have prerequisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with your advisor

3

Prerequisite includes enrollment in the Civic Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) minor.

4

Prerequisites include UAP 3344 Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives/PSCI 3344 Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, and UAP 3354 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning

5

AGSC advisor must approve area of specialization courses and the student must file an area of specialization form with the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education undergraduate office. Students may either choose an approved minor to fulfill this requirement, or complete at least 15 hours at the 3000 level or higher. Approved minors include:

  • Academic Programs (CAFS, IAG, or IHW),
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC: ABMN, AEMN, ENMN, or ITMN),
  • Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education (ALCE: TLAG, ILRM),
  • Animal and Poultry Science (APSC: APSC or EPEQ),
  • Dairy Science (DASC),
  • Entomology (ENT),
  • Food Science and Technology (FST),
  • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC: FORS, UACF, or WSM),
  • Plant and Environmental Sciences (SPES: CSES, ENSC, HORT, TRFM, VITI, or WESC), or
  • Sustainable Biomaterials (SBIO).

If a minor is not selected, students must choose courses from the following areas for their area of specialization:

  • Agricultural and Life Science (ALS),
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC),
  • Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education (ALCE),
  • Animal and Poultry Science (APSC),
  • Biochemistry (BCHM),
  • Biological Systems Engineering (BSE),
  • Crops, Soils, and Environmental Science (CSES),
  • Dairy Science (DASC),
  • Environmental Science (ENSC),
  • Entomology (ENT),
  • Fisheries and Wildlife (FIW),
  • Food Science and Technology (FST),
  • Forestry (FOR),
  • Human Nutrition Food and Exercise (HFNE),
  • Horticulture (HORT),
  • Leadership and Social Change (LDRS),
  • Plant Pathology and Weed Science (PPWS),
  • School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (SPES)

Prerequisites: Some courses required for this major have prerequisites. Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog or consult your advisor for information about prerequisites.

Foreign Language: Requires 2 years of high school study in the same language (equivalent to 1105).

Has foreign language requirement been completed?    (Yes/No)
Courses taken at Virginia Tech to complete the foreign language requirement will not count toward graduation.

Satisfactory Progress: By the end of the academic year in which the student has attempted 72 hours (including transfer, advanced placement, advanced standing and credit by examination), "satisfactory progress" will consist of

  1. GPA of at least 2.0;
  2. at least 24 credits that apply to the University Core, and
  3. 9 credit credits of departmental requirements.

Minimum Overall GPA Required for Graduation: 2.00
Minimum In-Major GPA Required for Graduation: 2.00