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Agriscience

Students selecting the AgriScience Sequence may elect a Horticulture, Animal Science, or Agronomy concentration. The academic content of this sequence includes biological science, chemistry, and agricultural science subjects.

Curriculum Requirements

In this sequence, students choosing the thesis option or non-thesis option must complete the required degree core courses (seven hours) consisting of AGR 403, 445, and 497, and the following sequence requirements: BSC 490; and CHE 342 or CHE 400 for those who took CHE 242 as an undergraduate student at Illinois
State University.

All students complete a minimum of 36 semester hours. 

  • Thesis Option:
    Students selecting this option will complete the degree core requirements of seven hours; the sequence requirements of BSC 490; and CHE 342 or CHE 400 for those who took CHE 242 as an undergraduate student at Illinois State
    University; plus six hours of Master’s Thesis (AGR 499) and seventeen hours of electives.
  • Non-thesis Option:
    This option requires a synthesizing experience consisting of three hours of Independent Study (AGR 400) under the direction of a major adviser with the approval of an advisory committee. Students selecting this option will also complete the degree core requirements of seven hours; the sequence requirements of BSC 490; and CHE 342 or CHE 400 for those who took CHE 242 as an undergraduate student at Illinois State University; plus twenty semester hours of electives. Students selecting this option must pass a comprehensive written/oral examination.
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Illinois State University

Agriculture@IllinoisState.edu

Department of Agriculture
Normal, Il 61790-5020
Phone: (309) 438-5654

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