Minor in Stewardship-Based Agriculture

The minor in stewardship-based agriculture is designed with a focus on crop and animal production for small-scale, international or other alternative production systems (such as urban gardens) beyond conventional ag-scale production. You are not required to be enrolled in the College of Agriculture to declare this minor. Courses in the minor have few prerequisites, and thus the minor fits well within a wide range of majors.

Requirements for Completion of Minor

The minor in stewardship-based agriculture requires a total of 16 to 19 credit hours from the following three categories.

CSES 3920 — INTERNSHIP
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None
This is the course for which students will receive credit for an internship of their selection, with approval and supervision via their major advisor or other faculty member who agrees to serve as their instructor of record for this course.

CSES 1000* — BASIC CROP SCIENCE
Hours: 4
Pre-reqs: None
Will not count for students in CSES — major course.

* Course available online. Visit our distance education website for more information.
CSES majors: Take 6 hours from this group.
All other students: Take 3 hours from this group.

CSES 2040 — BASIC SOIL SCIENCE
Hours: 4
Pre-reqs: Chemistry 1010/1011 or 1030/1031
Will not count for students in CSES — major course.

POUL 1000 — INTRODUCTORY POULTRY SCIENCE
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None
Will not count for students in POUL — major course.

HORT 2010 — FRUIT AND NUT PRODUCTION
Hours: 4
Pre-reqs: None
Will not count for HORT students in Fruit and Vegetable Production emphasis — major course.

HORT 2030 — VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None
Will not count for HORT students in Fruit and Vegetable Production emphasis — major course.

ANSC 1000 — INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE
Hours: 4
Pre-reqs: None
Will not count for ANSC students — major course.

ANSC 2010 — ANIMALS AND SOCIETY
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None

PLPA 2000/ENTM 2000 — PESTS, PATHOGENS, PARASITES AND PEOPLE
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None
All students: Take 6 hours selected from this group.

AGEC 4000 — AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Hours: 3
Pre-req: ECON 2020
Will not count for CSES students in the Production option — major course.

CSES 5020 — NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
Hours: 3
Pre-req: AGRN 2040
Will not count for students in CSES — major course.

CSES 5030 — ADVANCED CROP PRODUCTION
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: CSES 1000, CSES 2040, BIOL 1030/1031
Will not count for CSES students in the Production option — major course.

CSES 5500 — FORAGE PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None
Will not count for CSES students in the Production or Science* options — major course.

CSES 5080 — SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
Hours: 4
Pre-req: CSES 2040
Will not count for CSES students in the Production or Science* options — major course.

HORT 4250 — INTERMEDIATE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
Hours: 3
Pre-req: HORT 2040 (Organic Gardening) or HORT 2030

RSOC 3190 — AGRICULTURE AND SOCIETY
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None

POUL 3100 — BASICS OF ANIMAL FEED MANUFACTURING
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: None

ENTM 4040 — INSECTS AFFECTING HUMANS, DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE
Hours: 3
Pre-reqs: BIOL 1030/1031 or ENTM 3040

PLPA 5050 — PLANT DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
Hours: 3
Pre-req: PLPA 3000

BSEN 3500 — NATURAL RESOURCE SYSTEMS CONSERVATION
Hours: 3
Pre-req: MATH 1130

* The Science option in CSES requires either CSES 5080 or CSES 5500 but not both as a major course. Thus, a CSES student in this minor could count one of the courses toward the minor. Honors options of these courses will also count toward the minor, as requested.