Accelerate in Agriculture

The Accelerated BS/BSA + MS in HSOA allows qualified students to complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Master of Science in Agriculture in five years (or 139 credit hours).

Upon completion of 90 hours of coursework and a 3.0 GPA toward the BS in Agriculture, qualified undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Accelerate program in Agriculture.

Students who qualify may enroll in a maximum of 12 hours of graduate courses.  The accelerate courses must be confirmed by my RACER degree audit  and replace those required undergraduate course work.

Upon completing 120 hours, including the appropriate accelerated course requirements, the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree will be awarded.

Approval forms

Fill out the HSOA Accelerate Application Form with your advisor, then return to Dr. Guffey; Await for final approval from the registrars office and then schedule a meeting with financial aid to go over the approved coursework.  Once you have all signatures on the form return to Dr. Guffey.   

Complete the Accelerated Graduate Program Course Registration Worksheet. This form will be completed after you have been approved for the program. This worksheet must be done each semester that you are in the program.  Make sure you have the CRN ready for each course you will be taking.  The registrar's office will register you for the graduate level courses.

Accelerated Track Areas

Accelerate Courses

  • AGR 580 – AGR 680 Veterinary Products
  • AGR 582 – AGR 682 Veterinary Practice and Operations
  • AGR 583 – AGR 683 Veterinary Law and Ethics
  • AGR 590 – AGR 690 Internship in Animal Technology

Accelerate Courses
Choose four of the following 600 level courses

  • AGR 502 – AGR 602 Advanced Nutrition
  • AGR 503 – AGR 603 Genetics and Animal Breeding
  • AGR 504 – AGR 604 Diseases of Livestock
  • AGR 506 – AGR 606 Reproductive Physiology
  • AGR 510 – AGR 610 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • AGR 511 – AGR 611 Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • AGR 512 – AGR 612 Beef Cattle Management System
  • AGR 514 – AGR 614 Equestrian Instructional Methods
  • AGR 315 – AGR 615 Equine Exercise Physiology
  • AGR 319 – AGR 619 Equine Nutrition and Feeding
  • AGR 423 – AGR 623 Artificial Insemination Techniques for Cattle

Accelerate Courses

  • AGR 531- AGR 631 Agricultural Finance
  • AGR 552 - AGR 652 Agriculture Policy

Choose two of the following 600 level courses for Crop Emphasis

  • AGR 547 – AGR 647 Crop Management
  • AGR 542 – AGR 642 Plant Breeding
  • AGR 546 – AGR 646 Integrated Pest Management
  • AGR 555 – AGR 655 Advanced Soil Fertility

Choose two of the following 600 level courses for Global Emphasis

  • AGR 529-AGR 629 International Trade and Agriculture
  • AGR 533- AGR 636 Seminar in Intl Agriculture Systems

Accelerate Courses 600 level courses

  • AGR 570 – AGR 670 Agriculture Systems Tech Lab Mgmt
  • AED 501 – AED 601 Methods in Teaching Ag Education
  • AED 380 – AED 680 Ag Education, Extension, & Lead

Choose one of the following courses

  • AGR 572 – AGR 672 Advanced Metal Work
  • AGR 555 – AGR 655 Advanced Soil Fertility
  • AGR 531 - AGR 631 Agricultural Finance
  • AGR 503 – AGR 603 Genetics and Animal Breeding

Accelerate Courses

Choose four of the following courses 600 level courses

  • AGR 571 – AGR 671 Advanced Precision Ag
  • AGR 542 – AGR 642 Plant Breeding
  • AGR 549 – AGR 649 Weeds and their Control
  • AGR 576 – AGR 776 Adv Ag Electrification Systems
  • AGR 577 – AGR 777 Adv Tractor Power Principles

Accelerate Courses

Choose four of the following courses 600 level courses

  • AGR 551 – AGR 651 Selected Studies in Agriculture
  • AGR 570 – AGR 670 Ag Systems Technology Mgmt
  • AGR 571 – AGR 671 Advanced Precision Agriculture
  • AGR 572 – AGR 672 Advanced Metal Work
  • AGR 573 – AGR 673 Agricultural Processing Systems
  • AGR 574 – AGR 674 Ag Irrigation and Water Systems
  • AGR 575 – AGR 675 Combine and Grain Handling

Accelerate Courses

  • AGR 571 – AGR 671 Adv Precision Agriculture
  • AGR 547 – AGR 647 Crop Management

Choose one of the following 600 level courses

  • AGR 542 – AGR 642 Plant Breeding
  • AGR 549 – AGR 649 Weeds and their Control

Choose one of the following 600 level courses

  • AGR 576 – AGR 776 Adv Ag Electrification Systems
  • AGR 577 – AGR 777 Adv Tractor Power Principles           

Accelerate Courses

  • AGR 542 – AGR 642 Plant Breeding
  • AGR 546 – AGR 646 Integrated Pest Management
  • AGR 547 – AGR 647 Crop Management
  • AGR 549 – AGR 649 Weeds and their Control

Accelerate Courses

  • AGR 563 – AGR 663 Advanced Arboriculture
  • AGR 555 – AGR 655 Advanced Soil Fertility
  • AGR 561 – AGR 651 Sustainable Agriculture
  • AGR 531 – AGR 631 Agricultural Finance

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