All of the majors listed in this Exploratory Area tend to require higher levels of math and science. Check out the majors on the list below and click on any of the majors and see the entire list of course requirements for that major. Do a majority of the classes sound interesting to you? Then it may be worth exploring!

Exploratory Classes

This is a list of courses that students can choose from to help explore the STEM and Applied Science Exploratory Area. It is always important to consult with an academic advisor before choosing which course might best fit your interests.


  • ABEN 110   Intro to Ag & Biosystems Engineering
  • AGEC 242   Intro to Ag Management
  • ANSC 114   Intro to Animal Sciences
  • ANSC 210   Intro to Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • ANSC 260   Intro to Equine Studies
  • ASM 115   Fundamentals of Ag. Systems Management
  • CE 111   Intro to Civil Engineering (Spring only)
  • CFS 210   Intro to Food Science & Technology
  • CME 111   Intro to Construction Management & Engineering
  • ECE 111   Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering (Spring only)
  • ENGR 111   Intro to Engineering
  • IME 111   Intro to Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (Spring only)
  • NRM 150   Natural Resource Management Orientation
  • PAG 115  Intro to Precision Agriculture
  • SOIL 210   Intro to Soil Science
  • VETS 101   Student Success Techniques: Veterinary Technology


  • BIOL 150   General Biology I
  • CHEM 121   General Chemistry I
  • CSCI 160   Computer Science I
  • GEOL 105   Physical Geology
  • MATH 103   College Algebra
  • MATH 105   Trigonometry
  • MATH 165   Calculus I
  • ME 212   Fund. of Visual Communication for Engineers
  • MICR 202   Intro Microbiology
  • PLSC 110   World Food Crops
  • VETS 115   Medical Terminology for the Paraprofessional

Would you like more information regarding the majors in the STEM and Applied Science Exploratory Area?

Contact Alex Lau, Academic & Career Advisor
Phone: 701-231-5903

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