Associate of Science in Agroecology

General

Program Description

This program is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences to sustainable crop production. Students transfer into crop science or agronomy programs for careers in seed, fertilizer, and chemical industries, or in crop production. Transfer into a soil science or ecology curriculum can lead to land management and natural resource management positions. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

Total General Education Requirements: 31-37 Credits

Eleven credits of General Education may be fulfilled by taking Core Courses.

Core Courses

  • AECL 1000 - Agroecology (4)
  • AECL 2010 - Introduction to Soil Science (4)
  • AECL 2395 - Agriculture Science Research Methods (2) (Capstone Course)
  • AGEC 1010 - Agricultural Economics I (3)

Total Core Courses: 13 Credits

Core Electives

Students must take two courses from the following list of approved courses.

  • BIOL 2400 - Ecology (Spring only) (3)
  • CROP 2200 - Forage Crop Science (3)
  • ENTO 1001 - Insect Biology (Offered on demand) (4)

Total Core Electives: 6-7 Credits

Transfer and General Electives

General Electives selected in consultation with advisor.

  • BIOL 1010 - General Biology I (4)
  • BIOL 2400 - Ecology (Spring only) (3)
  • CHEM 1000 - Introduction to Chemistry (5)
  • CHEM 2300 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4)
  • STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (4)

Total Transfer and General Electives: 7-15 Credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 64

Miscellaneous

Scholarships: New international students are able to apply for $500/year scholarships once they arrive on campus. Students may apply for larger scholarships their second year of attendance

Last updated December 2017

About the School

Northwest College opened in 1946 with nearly 100 full- and part-time students and three instructors who met in classrooms borrowed from the public school district.

Northwest College opened in 1946 with nearly 100 full- and part-time students and three instructors who met in classrooms borrowed from the public school district. Read less