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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Agriculture Transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems


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The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems is an interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in the processes of crop production, processing, distribution, and utilization of food and bioenergy. Montana State University - Bozeman offers four program options within this degree program: Sustainable Food Systems, Agroecology, Sustainable Crop Production, and Sustainable Livestock Production. Students completing this degree program are prepared for careers in an array of related disciplines, including agriculture business, public health and community food security, food and bioenergy production, marketing, distribution and local food systems. The course of study specified below is suggested for all four options, with footnotes recommending coursework specific to each option.

As programs change and evolve, it is important to consult with an advisor to keep abreast of changes and to register for classes in the proper order.

Associate of Science Degree


Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems


(Sustainable Food Systems, Agroecology, Sustainable Crop Production, or Sustainable Livestock Production option):

First Year Total: 28-31

Second Year


Second Year Total: 32

Total Credits: 60-63


1 Not required for Sustainable Livestock Production option.
2 Students pursuing the Sustainable Livestock Production option should take ANSC 100  and NRSM 101  instead.  Students pursuing the Sustainable Food Systems options should take ACTG 201  instead.
3 Not required for Agroecology option; take CHMY 141  instead.
4 Not required for Sustainable Livestock Production option; take CHMY 121  instead.
5 Students choosing to pursue the Agroecology option should take CHMY 143 .
6 Students pursuing the Sustainable Livestock Production option should take COMX 111 .
7 Students pursuing Sustainable Food Systems options should take SOCI 101 .

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                                                  
Russ Lamson Heather Estrada, Ph.D.
LRC 129 RH 108
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-4182
rlamson@fvcc.edu hestrada@fvcc.edu

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements  for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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