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Agriculture, Bachelor of Science (508)

Western Kentucky University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bowling Green

About this program

Agriculture, Bachelor of Science (508)

The major in agriculture (508) consists of several concentrations allowing students to specialize in areas of interest such as agronomy, agribusiness, agricultural education, agricultural systems, animal science, dairy science, horticulture, horse science, and turf and golf course management.

Admission requirements

International Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • Minimum academic requirements: Freshmen: 2.5 GPA / Transfer:* 2.0 GPA
    • *Students with 24 or more earned hours of college credit
  • English proficiency requirements (one of the following):
    • TOEFL, IBT – 71
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • SAT Critical Reading – 450
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing – 460
    • ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52
    • DuoLingo - 100 DET for one-semester Pathway program; 90 DET for two-semester Pathway program
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received. Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Financial Evidence of Supportmust be provided to obtain an I-20
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out theTransfer-In Form

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year


  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Applied College Algebra
  • Introduction to Agribusiness and Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Fundamentals of General Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory
  • University Experience – Agriculture
  • Agriculture Safety


  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication
  • Rural Sociology
  • Introduction to Plant Science
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Colonnade - Arts & Humanities

Second Year


  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization
  • Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory
  • Biological Concepts: Cells Metabolism and Genetics
  • Biological Concepts: Cells, Metabolism, and Genetics Lab
  • Principles of Economics (Micro)
  • Agricultural Accounting


  • World Language Requirement or General Elective
  • Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • World History I
  • World History II
  • Organization and Management
  • Basic Marketing Concepts

Third Year


  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Soils
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Colonnade - Social & Cultural


  • World Food Development
  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Farm Management
  • Agriculture upper-division Elective
  • Colonnade - Local to Global

Fourth Year


  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Contemporary Agricultural Issues
  • Agriculture Career Planning
  • Colonnade - Systems


  • Seminar
  • Agriculture Finance

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Semester

  • Resident: $5,496
  • Military Veteran/Dependent Resident: $5,496
  • Non-Resident (Domestic): $13,500
  • Non-Resident (International):$13,824

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Western Kentucky University

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Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd.
42101 Bowling Green Kentucky
United States of America (USA)

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