Associate in Science – Ag Transfer

Program Description

Students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree with a major in agriculture are encouraged to enroll in the Agriculture Transfer Program at Black Hawk College East Campus.

All East Campus courses have been articulated with the four Illinois universities that offer degrees in agriculture: Illinois State University (Normal), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Western Illinois University (Macomb) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. These articulation agreements allow students completing the associate degree in agriculture to continue their education at these four-year institutions without loss of credits.

Many BHC East Campus agriculture graduates have successfully transferred to universities across the country, such as Purdue, Iowa State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Colorado State and Texas A & M.

Students should work closely with an academic advisor to plan a two-year program designed for successful transfer of credits.


Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):


AG 100 Introduction to Agriculture (1)
ENG 101 Composition I (3)
*AG Electives (4)
Mathematics (3)
Physical or Life Science (4)


ENG 102 Composition II (3)
SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication (3)
*AG Electives (4)
Mathematics (3)
Physical or Life Science (4)


*AG Electives (4)
Humanities (3)
Computer Science (3)
Non-Western Studies (3)
Physical or Life Science (3)


*AG Electives (7)
Fine Arts (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)


* A minimum of 19 elective hours in agriculture are required in the Agriculture Transfer Program. Suggested electives include: AG 280, AG 281, AG 282, AG 283,  AG 285, AG 287, AG 288, AG 289, or HORT 284.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 64