A.S. Crop Science
Why Crop Science?his two-year emphasis is designed to providing students with the basics of crop production. The program is designed for students who plan to transfer into Montana State University Crop Science program.
The students will learn the basics of:
The program will meet the MUS core requirement and allow for transferring into a 4 year Plant Science Program at Montana State University.
Program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check Course Descriptions to determine pre-requisites and should consult their advisor regarding the order in which to take courses. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and should select appropriate core requirement and elective courses in consultation with their advisor: General Education courses.
NOTE: 3 credits of either Humanities & Fine Arts or History & Social Sciences must meet the Cultural Diversity requirement.
|First Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
|Intro to Ag & Env Resources||1|
ECNS 201ECNS 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
This course focuses on model building, production possibilities, frontiers, economic systems, and resource allocation. Market structures will be examined by comparing perfect competition to monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. Market power, labor, and public choice will be covered.
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|Principles of Living Systems & Lab||4||First Year - Spring Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
BIOB 170/171BIOB 170/171 - Principles of Biological Diversity & Lab
This course is an in-depth examination of the five-kingdoms of organisms, with an emphasis on vascular plants and vertebrate animals. Survival strategies, nutrition, reproduction, and ecological and economic importance of organisms will also be covered. Co-requisite: BIOB 171.
|Principles of Biological Diversity & Lab||4|
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
|Introduction to Plant Biology||3|
ECNS 202ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
This course introduces the economic way of thinking and examines the macro economy of the United States. Measurement of the economy in terms of price level, unemployment and Gross Domestic Product will be covered. International trade issues in a globalized world, the banking system, and fiscal and monetary policy actions used to manage the economy will be explored. Supply-side theories and determinants of economic growth will be presented. Pre-requisite: ECNS 201.
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
CHMY 121/122CHMY 121/122 - Intro to General Chemistry & Lab
This is an introductory general chemistry course. Topics covered include measurement systems, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: M 090 Introductory Algebra or M 100 Introduction to Technical Math, or M 111 Technical Mathematics, ACT score of 18 or higher in Math or Compass Placement score of 44 or higher on the Algebra section. Co-requisite: CHMY 122.
|Intro to General Chemistry & Lab||4|
ENSC 245ENSC 245 - Soils
his course covers soils and their properties as components of landscapes and ecosystems. The application of soils knowledge to problems in environmental sciences and the management of agricultural, wildland, and urban landscapes will be covered. The course consists of two (2) credits lecture and one (1) credit lab.
ACTG 201ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Financial Accounting. This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108. is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108.
|Principles of Financial Accounting||4|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
|Intro to Organic & Biochemistry & Lab||4|
|Select Two of the Following Three OR 6 credits approved by advisor|
GPHY 284GPHY 284 - Introduction to GIS Science and Cartography
This is the first in a series of three courses in Geographic Information Science. Students are introduced to fundamental principles, concepts, and quantitative methods in GIS and modern cartography, with emphasis on spatial data and thematic map design. The embedded lab exposes students to spatial data models and techniques of computer mapping in cartography. This is a three-credit hour course that consists of two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Students completing this course will understand fundamental spatial data models, principles, data processing techniques, and how they are used to create graphic output representing geographic phenomena.
|Introduction to GIS Science and Cartography||3|
|Livestock Feeding & Nutrition||3|
ANSC 222ANSC 222 - Livestock in Sustainable Systems
The role of livestock in balanced sustainable and organic systems will be explored with a focus on incorporating targeted grazing systems. The principles of sustainable animal production and the regulations associated with organic animal production will be presented. Pre-requisite: ANSC 100.
|Livestock in Sustainable Systems||3|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.