This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Liberal Arts and Sciences - Agriculture Concentration Degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to major in an agriculture or related degree.
Program Description: The Liberal Arts and Sciences - Agriculture Concentration Degree is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to continue preparation for a career in general agriculture sciences, including agriculture, enviornmental science, animal sciences and other related science disciplines. The program includes a core curriculum focused on principles of biology and chemistry with agriculture and general education electives. This plan allows students to obtain the fundamental science concepts that future science courses will build upon while allowing flexibility through free electives for students to select courses to maximize transferability to the specific program at the intended four-year institution. The curriculum demands significant practical, technical and communication skills. Learning takes place in the classroom, the laboratory, the field, and the library/academic support centers. Students should consult with an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.
Program Goals: The Liberal Arts and Sciences - Agriculture Concentration Degree will:
- Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for each of the College’s general education competencies.
- Provide students with a broad education in the discipline of Agriculture.
- Prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply the fundamental principles for effective and appropriate communication, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
- Describe the importance of agricultural in daily life and the societal role of agriculture in the U.S. and globally.
- Explain the process of scientific reasoning and apply scientific principles.
- Apply critical and analytical thinking skills in problem solving.
- Explain and accurately perform mathematical operations to demonstrate problem-solving skills.
- Analyze recent changes in agricultural technology, policy, and practice and think critically about sources of information in agriculture
Contact Person: Nicole Barth