2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Agriculture, Animal Science, A.S.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Agriculture - Animal Science (A.S.)

Program and Career Description:

The Agriculture - Animal Science emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Students pursuing careers in farm/ranch management, animal product sales, and animal health technician should consider this degree. Bachelor degree graduates could also be considered for wildlife officer positions. Below are a few examples of career and salary estimates.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
First-Line Supervisor of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers HS diploma; Associate's degree or related certificate preferred $27,870 $39,470 $50,370
Farm/Ranch Managers HS diploma; AS or BS degree preferred $37,810 $50,360 $60,870
Fish and Game Warden Bachelor's Degree $44,660 $59,180 $68,680

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Natural Sciences Requirement

Take 2 courses

Mathematics Requirement

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Take 2 courses

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Agriculture, Animal Science, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

  • Literature Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • History Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 4
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Credit(s): 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Credit(s): 3

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13


*Agriculture courses have very limited offerings and should be considered first in registration.

At some universities, foreign language may be required in certain programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science Degree. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Paige Smith at
psmith39@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2723
Science, Technology & Math Division office at 931.540.2710

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution,is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- AGRI-AS-02-14-18

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