Agricultural Plant Science for Transfer



The Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer Degree provides for the application of the various principles of the biological and physical sciences in agriculture. The course offerings are fundamental and broad in scope so that students can transfer and prepare to seek employment. Careers may include Agricultural Products Inspector, Crop Consultant, Soil Surveyor, Farm Manager/Operator, Land-Use Planner, Plant Breeder, and Organic Certification Specialist.


The Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree (AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.


Degree Requirements

I. Units/GPA - Must complete a maximum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. NOTE: While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.

II. General Education - Must complete one of the following general education transfer patterns: A. California State University General Education-Breadth Pattern (CSU GE-B) - 39 units minimum B. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units minimum

III. Required Core (21-22 units) Units

AG 120 Soil Science 3.0
CHEM 100 Introduction To Chemistry 4.0
CHEM 200 General Inorganic Chemistry 1 5.0
AG 130 Agricultural Economics 3.0
ECON 101 Introduction to Micro Economics 3.0
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 4.0
AG 140 Principles of Plant Science 4.0


List A: Select one course (3.0 units)

AG     245 Plant Propagation/Production 3.0


List B: Select (0.0-6.0 units)

Any course not already used above.

AG 170 Principles of Entomology 3.0
AG 220 Irrigation and Drainage 3.0
AG 230 Fertilizer and Soil Amendments 3.0


Total Major Units 21 - 28
CSU-GE or IGETC Pattern 37.0-39.0

Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Maximum Units 60.0

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