Agriculture Curriculum | Southwestern Illinois College

Students who plan to earn an Associate in Science degree then transfer to a four-year college or university to major in Agriculture should follow the steps listed below. It is strongly recommended that you confer with a SWIC academic advisor prior to enrolling each semester and familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of the four-year institution where you plan to transfer.

Fulfill the General Education and other institutional requirements for the Associate in Arts degree listed in the printed or online College Catalog. General Education course preferences may vary by transfer institution. General Education course preferences may vary by transfer institution. For students who do not know where they plan to transfer, the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Agriculture Major Panel recommends the following general education courses for this major:

Recommend Courses

Total Credits 19
Course Number Course Description Credits
BIOL 100 General Biology: Ecology, Evolution & Genetics 4

CHEM 101

    OR CHEM 105

Introductory Chemistry

    OR General Chemistry I

5

MATH 107

OR MATH 191

General Education Statistics

OR Introduction to Statics

4
ECON 201 Principles of Economics I (Macro) 3
ECON 202 Principles of Economics II (Micro) 3

As you fulfill your degree requirements, it is strongly recommended by the IAI Agriculture Major Panel that you take the following classes:

Course Number Course Description Credits
AGRI 152 Agricultural Economics 3
AGRI 111 Animal Science 4
AGRI 121 Soil Science 4
AGRI 235 Crop Science 4

Optional Courses

Course Number Course Description Credits
MATH 213 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 4
HORT 102 Intro to Horticulture 3
ACCT 110 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 111 Managerial Accounting

4

*The additional courses recommended above may be applicable toward a baccalaureate Agribusiness, Farm and Financial Management major. Please keep in mind that most transfer institutions limit the number of semester credits taken within a student’s major field of study at the community college level. To ensure the acceptance of such courses toward your intended major, check with the four-year institution where you are transferring or a SWIC academic advisor regarding their applicability.

  • Fulfill all other Associate in Science degree requirements listed in the printed or online College Catalog.
  • Apply for graduation by the date published in the college calendar.
  • Earn at least 64& transferable credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to graduate from SWIC. Manytransfer institutions require a higher GPA for admission to the institution and/or specific majors.

Note: Enrollment in many transfer classes is based on your fulfillment of course requisites and/or your placement in Math and English classes.

Agricultural – Crop and Soil Science Pre-Major
Students who plan to earn an Associate in Arts degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university to major in Agricultural – Crop and Soil Science should follow the steps listed below. It is strongly recommended that you confer with a SWIC academic advisor prior to enrolling each semester and familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of the four-year institution where you plan to transfer.

Note: Enrollment in many transfer classes is based on your fulfillment of course requisites and/or your placement in Math and English classes.