Agricultural Engineering - B.S.A.E.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 130 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 2200
 or MATH 2250* or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): CHEM 1211*  and CHEM 1211L* or CHEM 1311H* and CHEM 1311L
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L)* or (BIOL 2107H, BIOL 2107L)*

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2260

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): COMM 1100 or COMM 2150H 


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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
ANTH 1102 or ANTH 2120H  or FANR(GEOG) 2200 or GEOG 1125 or GEOG 2250H  
MATH 2500* or MATH 2300H
MATH 2700
PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251 * 
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252 * 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
To be considered as a candidate for Agricultural Engineering (B.S.A.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses: 
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Selection of applicants is based on a review of student scores and achievements in the following three areas:
  • Entrance Requirement Coursework (30%)
  • Major Specific Coursework (40%)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (30%)

Entrance Requirement Coursework
Entrance Requirement Coursework applies to all degree programs. Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

Major Specific Coursework
 To be considered as a candidate for Agricultural Engineering (B.S.A.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses: 

Personal Statement of Purpose
In no more than two pages, provide your personal statement of purpose:

  • Explain your interest in engineering and describe your experience with engineering.
  • What is your ultimate career aspiration?
  • How will your chosen College of Engineering major(s) enable you to reach your career goals?

The above criteria are minimum application requirements and do not guarantee acceptance to any major in the College of Engineering.

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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses (130 hours)
First Year - Fall Semester
AENG 2100
CHEM 1211
*, CHEM 1211L* or CHEM 1311H*, CHEM 1311L* (Area II)
ENGL 1101
 (Area I)
ENGR 1120
*
ENGR 1920

MATH 2250* (Area I)

First Year - Spring Semester
ENGL 1102 (Area I)
ENGR 1140
ENGR 2110*
FYOS 1001 
MATH 2260* (Area III)
PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251* (Area VI) 

Second Year - Fall Semester
Major Related Elective***
Life Science Elective** 
ENGR 2120
* or ENGR 2120E
MATH 2500* or MATH 2300H* (Area VI)
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252* (Area VI)

Second Year - Spring Semester
AENG 2920
ENGR 2170*
ENGR 3140*
MATH 2700* (Area VI)
Social Science Elective (Area V)
Social Science Elective (Area V) 

Third Year - Fall Semester
COMM 1100 or COMM 2150H (Area IV)
ENGR 3150*
ENGR 3160*
ENVE 3510 
Social Science Elective (Area V) 
Choose one (1) Required Area of Emphasis Course from below

Third Year - Spring Semester
ENGR 2180
CVLE 2710 
World Language and Culture (Area IV)
Choose three (3) Required Area of Emphasis Courses from below

Fourth Year - Fall Semester
AENG 4140/6140*
ENGR 4910 
World Language and Culture (Area IV)
Choose three (3) Elective Area of Emphasis Courses from below

Fourth Year - Spring Semester
ENGR 4911 
World Language and Culture (Area IV)
Choose three (3) Required Area of Emphasis Courses from below

Students should select an Area of Emphasis (28 credit hours). To declare your Area of Emphasis, submit a request in Athena. 

Electrical and Electronic Systems
Required Area of Emphasis Courses
ELEE 3270
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4230/6230
ELEE 4240
ELEE 4250/6250
ELEE 4270

Elective Area of Emphasis Courses - Choose 3 courses
AENG 3540
BCHE 3520
CSEE 4310
CSEE 4620/6620
ELEE 4260/6260
ELEE 4540/6540
ENGR 3101 
ENGR(LAND) 4660/6660
MCHE 4650/6650

Mechanical Systems
Required Area of Emphasis Courses
ELEE 3270
ENGR 2130†
ENGR 2140†
ENGR 4350/6350
MCHE 3300
MCHE 4300
MCHE 4340

Elective Area of Emphasis Courses - Choose 3 courses
AENG 3540
BCHE 3520
CSEE 4310
CVLE 3610
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4230/6230
ELEE 4240
ELEE 4540/6540
ELEE 4250/6250
ENGR 3101
ENGR 4490/6490

ENGR(LAND) 4660/6660
CVLE 3460 
CVLE 3470 
MCHE 4650/6650

Natural Resource Management
Required Area of Emphasis Courses
CVLE 3440
ENGR 2140†
ENGR(LAND) 4660/6660
ENVE 3410
ENVE 4710 
ENVE 4470/6470
MCHE 4650/6650

Elective Area of Emphasis Courses- Choose 3 courses
BCHE 3520
BCHE(ENVE) 4490/6490
CRSS(FANR) 3060, CRSS(FANR) 3060L
CRSS 4600/6600
CVLE 3610
ELEE 4230/6230
ELEE 4240
ENGR(ATSC)(GEOG) 4161/6161-4161L/6161L
ENVE 4410
WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L
CVLE 3420
CVLE 3450 
CVLE 3460 
CVLE 3470 

Structural Systems
Required Area of Emphasis Courses
CVLE 3420
CVLE 3610
CVLE 4610
CVLE(MCHE) 4720
ENGR 2140†
ENGR(LAND) 4660/6660
MCHE 4650/6650

Elective Area of Emphasis Courses - Choose 3 courses
BCHE 3520
CVLE 3440
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ENGR 4350/6350
ENVE 3410
ENVE 4470/6470
ENVE 4710 
CVLE 3450 
CVLE 3470
CVLE 4530 
MCHE 3300 

Process Operations
Required Area of Emphasis Courses
AENG 3540
ELEE 3270
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4230/6230
ELEE 4240
ENGR 2140†

Elective Area of Emphasis Courses - Choose 3 courses
ELEE 4250/6250
ELEE 4540/6540
ENGR 3101 
ENGR 4350/6350
ENGR 4490/6490
FDST 4011/6011-4011L/6011L 
FDST 4050/6050-4050L/6050L
FDST 4060/6060-4060L/6060L
FDST 4090/6090-4090L/6090L
FORS 4530/6530
MGMT 3000
MGMT 4000
MGMT 4240
MGMT 4250
POUL(FDST) 4860/6860-4860L/6860L

*All students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the following courses:
(BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 2107H and BIOL 2107L) or (CRSS 2010-2010L) or (PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L); (CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H and CHEM 1311L); AENG 4140/6140; ENGR 1120; ENGR 2110; ENGR 2120; ENGR 2170; ENGR 3140; ENGR 3150; ENGR 3160; MATH 2250; MATH 2260; (MATH 2500 or MATH 2300H); MATH 2700; (PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251); (PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1252).

† Special Requirements: Students must earn a grade of C or better in ENGR 2130 and ENGR 2140 in those emphasis areas that contain these courses.

** Life Science Elective: Select from BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L, CRSS 2010-2010L, or PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L

*** Major Related Elective: Select from ANTH 1102, FANR(GEOG) 2200; or GEOG 1125

Except for those ENGR courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0) for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Competency in a computer programming language is expected and may be satisfied with ENGR 1140.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is a graduation requirement for this degree program.

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General Electives

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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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