The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Associate in Science in Agriculture Animal Science will provide current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities through education and hands-on training in Agricultural Science, Animal Science and Agriculture Studies. The main objective of this major is to prepare students for career opportunities in these disciplines.
The Associate in Science in Agriculture Animal Science degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree in these disciplines. California Community College students who are awarded an AS-T are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
Students are required to complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 21 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
Students are also required to obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Demonstrate relationships of plants, soils, and climates.
- Analyze and compare plants, growing conditions, and types of crop production.
- Identify and evaluate livestock anatomy and physiology and relate form to function;
- Research and analyze production and marketing data for a proposed crop commodity.
- Explain the economic aspects of agriculture and their implications to the market.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence and the TMC Template (Transfer Model Curriculum) dated 10/01/2014.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
A course used to satisfy the requirements in one category (List A, B, or C) cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements in another category.