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Associate of Science Degree in Science: Agriculture Science Specialization

Associate of Science
Laurel Ridge Community College

This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four year college and earn a degree in the agricultural sciences.


Program Credit Requirements
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Requirements
Required Credits
Associate of Science Degree in Science: Agriculture Science Specialization
61
Associate of Science Degree in Science: Agriculture Science Specialization
61
Course Grad Req 880-01 (2022-23 Catalog)
61
1st Semester Requirements
14
Student Development Requirement
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
ENG 111 Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ITE Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Math Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Science with Lab Elective
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
2nd Semester Requirements
17
AGR 141 Requirement
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ENG 112 or 113 Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
History Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Approved Math Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Science with Lab Elective
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
3rd Semester Requirements
14
AGR 142 Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
Literature Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
HLT/PED Elective
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Subject list:
Science with Lab Elective
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Social Science Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
4th Semester Requirements
16
AGR 143 Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
Communication Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Category:
Science with Lab Elective
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Social Science Elective
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Residency
61
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 45 credits may be applied to this program.
GPA
61
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
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Transfer Degree
Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Degree is often used to transfer into bachelor's level AGR program, such as VA Tech
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Students completing this specialization should plan to transfer to a 4-year institution with an Agriculture program. They should investigate the requriements of the Bachelor's degree program to assist with class selection for the Associate degree.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Laurel Ridge Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
Do More With Your Degree
Program Successes & Highlights This specialization is wonderful starting point for a career in agriculture.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students transferring to Laurel Ridge with an Associate Degree or higher already completed will be able to transfer in applicable credits to their degree and will have SDV 100 waived.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning https://laurelridge.edu/credit-for-prior-learning/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Laurel Ridge Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
External Link
Transfer Admission Application
External Link
Transfer Student Aid
External Link
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market. We offer many courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation. Our student life team offers many ways for students to get involved including clubs, activities, and volunteer opportunities.
Transfer Student Catalog Year The catalog year in effect at the time a student was formally admitted into their curriculum at Laurel Ridge.
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog placement is tied to semester start selected in the application.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://laurelridge.edu/transfer/
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
11-9121.01Clinical Research CoordinatorsPlan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.Management Occupations
11-9121.00Natural Sciences ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.Management Occupations
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-9121.02Water Resource SpecialistsDesign or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.Management Occupations