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). The objectives for both degrees are those described in the Academic Bulletin. 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 MS program in Agriculture.  (See Admission requirements described under the Master of Science in Agriculture in the current Bulletin). Students who qualify may enroll in 12 hours of graduate courses. Upon completing 120 hours, including the appropriate accelerated course requirements, the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree will be awarded. 

Below you will find the approval form links, please fill out the forms below in consultation with your academic advisor.

HSOA Accelerate Application Form

Accelerate Worksheet

Once they have been filled out, your advisor will send the form to Dr. Guffey, graduate coordinator. This form will be turned in to the registrar by the graduate coordinator  for final approval.


Accelerated Track Areas:

 Animal Technology/Veterinary Tech
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

Animal Science
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

Agribusiness Track
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

Agricultural Education Track
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

Agriculture Science Core/Track
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

Agriculture Systems Technology Track
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

AgriScience Technology Track
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            

Agronomy Track
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

Horticulture Track
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