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Agriculture Education

Agriculture Education at Northwestern consists of a 54-credit hour general education component and a 70-credit hour major/minor component; thereby, satisfying the 124-credit hour requirement for completing a Bachelor of Science degree. Requirements for the Agriculture Education major program consist of three core groups of classes that include agriculture, agriculture enrichment, and professional education cores. The agriculture core includes 27 hours of agriculture science and mechanical agriculture based classes, while the agriculture enrichment core allows students to select 9 hours from production agriculture, speech and communications, natural resources, and/or agriculture sales subject areas. The third and final professional education core will consist of 34 credit hours of education and agriculture education based classes. Included in the professional education core will be 10 credit hours associated with student teaching.

For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for this degree, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.



Dr. Dean Scarbrough, Chair
Professor of Agriculture
Jesse Dunn 106
(580) 327-8487


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will characterize / differentiate between species of, and anatomical features of, agriculturally important animals.
  2. Students will design, create, and defend practical feed rations for domestic livestock.
  3. Students analyze and effectively communicate important concepts in agronomy and animal science.
  4. Students will characterize / differentiate between species of, and morphological structures of, agriculturally important plant species.


A $500 scholarship has been established for students who qualify for the Agriculture Education program.

All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.

Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.

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