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ASM/AEE Dual Degree Program

Pursuing a Dual Degree in Agricultural Systems Management and Agricultural and Extension Education

In its most recent report on High Priority Occupations, Pennsylvania Workforce Development noted several key areas of importance related to agricultural systems management/agricultural mechanics. Examples of the high priority areas, related to agricultural education and agricultural systems management, outlined in the report are: structural systems design, mechanical engineering, industrial machinery maintenance, tool and die specialists, woodworkers, machinists, and welders/cutters/brazers.

Currently, agricultural education teachers are needed at the secondary level to teach students these important skills related to agricultural systems/mechanics. Students at the high school level that have been instructed by a quality teacher with the appropriate knowledge and skills will be better able to pursue further education, or directly enter the workforce, in these high priority occupational areas.

Career opportunities are available for individuals that understand the agricultural systems/mechanics content and are able to teach this content to others. Topics, taught at the secondary level, often include equipment maintenance and repair, small engine repair, surveying, electrical systems/wiring, woodworking and construction trades, welding, drafting, and concrete and masonry skills.

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education have worked together to provide a dual degree program in ASM and AEE that provides a strong education for those who want to teach technical agriculture courses at the secondary level, as described above.

If you are interested in pursuing this dual degree program, please see your adviser to learn more. To help students acquire these two degrees efficiently, the following schedule is recommended:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Courses Credits Courses Credits
ENGL 015 (GWS) 3 PHYS 250 (GN) 3
MATH 110 (GQ) 3 CHEM 110 (GN) 3
ECON 004 (GS) 3 CHEM 111 1
EDSGN 100 3 ASTRO 001 or METEO 003 (GN) 3
BE 001S, First-Year Seminar 1 CAS 100 (GWS) 3
Arts (GA) 3 ACCTG 211 4
Total Credits: 16 Total Credits: 17
Semester 3 Semester 4
Courses Credits Courses Credits
CHEM 202 3 Humanities (GH) 3
BIOL 110 (GN) 4 STAT 200 (GQ) 4
EDTHP 115 (US) 3 BIOL 220W, 230W, or 240W (GN) 4
AG BM 101 or ECON 002 (GS) 3 SOILS 101 (GN) 3
AEE 100 2 EDPSY 014 3
AGRO 028 3

Total Credits: 18 Total Credits: 17
Semester 5 Semester 6
Courses Credits Courses Credits
AG BM 106 3 Plant/soil science course 3
AEE 311 3 ASM 391 (GWS) 2
NUTR 100 (GHA) 1.5 AG BM 220 3
AN SC 001 4 SPLED 400 3
ASM 221 3 Animal science course 2–3
ASM 310 3 Humanities (GH) (Literature Course) 3
Total Credits: 17.5 Total Credits: 16–17
Semester 7 Semester 8
Courses Credits Courses Credits
INTAG 100 (GS; IL) 3 ASM 429W 3
AG 301W (or B LAW 243) 3 AG BM 407 3
ASM 327 3 ASM 425 3
ASM 392 (GWS) 2 SCM 404 3
ASM 422 3 Business Mgmt Selection 3
ASM 428 3
3
Total Credits: 17 Total Credits: 18
Semester 9
Courses Credits Courses Credits
AEE 412 4 AEE 313 2
AEE 413 3 AEE 495 10
AEE 295 1

AEE 350 3

Business Mgmt Selection 3

Health/Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5

Total Credits: 15.5 Total Credits: 12