Associate of Science in Agricultural Studies

Associate of Science in Agricultural Studies

Agricultural Studies explores the principles and practices related to the cultivation of plants, raising livestock, and sustainable farming methods. This program provides students with a foundational understanding of crop production, food production and processing, animal conservation, crop management, and agricultural business.  This program will prepare the student for careers in the agricultural industry by instructing the student on how to properly grow and harvest plants and animals into a sustainable food source for human consumption and for retail sale. Students gain real-world skills and knowledge to tackle challenges in modern farming, highlighting sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.

The Job Outlook for Agricultural Studies majors in the United States of America is 5% growth between now and 2032, which is faster than the national average of 3%. Students who are interested in Agricultural Studies are advised to transfer into Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Food Science programs when they complete their degree at Louisburg College. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 60 semester hours and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

See the Associate of Science in Agricultural Studies Degree Plan below


Year 1 - fall

Year 1 - Fall Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3

BIO 111 General Biology


MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy or MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 1
REL 110 World Religions, REL 211 Old Testament, REL 212 New Testament, or REL 221 Religion in America Today 3
TOTAL 16/17


Year 1 - Spring

Year 1 - Spring Credit Hours
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 145 Ecology 4
HIS 111 World Civilization I, HIS 112 World Civilization II, HIS 131 American History to 1865 or HIS 132 American History since 1865 3


Year 2 - fall

Year 2 - Fall Credit Hours
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 4

PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology or 

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

CIS 110 Intro to Computers or CIS 115 Intro to Programming 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3


Year 2 - sPRING

Year 2 - Spring Credit Hours
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
BIO 202 Field Biology 4

CED 275 Cooperative Field Work

ENG 231 American Literature I, ENG 232 American Literature II, ENG 241 British Literature I, or ENGL 242 British Literature II or Art 111 Art Appreciation or MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3


Graduation requirements include a minimum of 60 semester hours and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.