B.S. in Agriculture

This track of study provides students with a variety of animal science courses as well as important courses in agriculture so that they will be better qualified for the job market. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to work with livestock on farms and ranches or to obtain positions in the livestock industry or related fields.

Former students have taken positions at livestock farms, dairies, ranches, equestrian centers, experiment stations, quarantine stations, veterinary clinics, and zoos. Employment opportunities also exist with government agencies and with livestock and feed companies.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will achieve a working knowledge of biology, chemistry, and mathematics as a foundation for further studies.
  2. Students will achieve a basic understanding in the different animal science disciplines and be able to apply this knowledge to effectively manage and care for livestock.
  3. Students will have experiential learning opportunities with farm animals through routine hands-on laboratories held at the UH Hilo Agricultural Farm Laboratory. When available, field trips to local farms and ranches will also provide learning opportunities with farm animals. Students will gain hands-on experience with livestock to help enhance their competitiveness in future studies and careers.
  4. Students will use and refine their communication skills in various classes.
  5. Students will develop and apply their computer skills to agricultural examples.

B.S. in Agriculture:

Group 1: General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements.

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Choose your Specialty(73-75 credits)


  • Animal Science - Livestock Production Specialty
  • Animal Science - Pre-Veterinary Specialty
  • Aquaculture Specialty
  • Tropical Horticulture Specialty
  • Tropical Plant Science & Agroecology Specialty

2.Supplemental Requirements (21-23)

  • BIOL 175-175L Introductory Biology I (3), Introductory Biology I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 176-176L Introductory Biology II (3), Introductory Biology II Lab (1)
  • Chemistry (Choose one sequence from the following three sequences):
    • Sequence 1: CHEM 151-151L Elementary Survey of Chemistry (3), Elementary Survey of Chemistry Lab (1) and CHEM 141 Surv Organ Chemistry & Biochem (3)
    • Sequence 2: CHEM 161-161L General Chemistry I (3), General Chemistry I Lab (1) and CHEM 162-162L General Chemistry II (3), General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    • Sequence 3: CHEM 162-162L General Chemistry II (3), General Chemistry II Lab (1) and CHEM 141 Surv Organ Chemistry & Biochemistry (3)
  • ENG 225 Writing for Science & Technology (3)
  • MATH (Choose one course from the following courses):
    • MATH 135 Precalc: Elementary Functions (3)
    • MATH 140 Precalc: Trig/Analytic Geometry (3)
    • MATH 140X Precalculus (4)
    • MATH 205 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 206 Calculus II (4)

Group 3. Electives, To be determined

Elective hours will vary depending upon which GE courses are selected by the student.

See your advisor for possible electives.

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.S. in Agriculture plus Specialty

123 credits required.

Program taught in:
University of Hawaii, Hilo

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Last updated December 12, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 26, 2019
- (2019-2020 Tuition) Resident: $306 per credit hour. $3,672 for full time. Non-resident: $846 per credit hour. $10,152 for full time.
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