Dr. Lance Kieth, department head
Faculty: Almas, Bailey, Baker, Blaser, Clark, Guerrero, Hawkins, Ives, Jennings, Kieth, Lawrence, Love, Lust, McEvers, Pendleton, Pipkin, Rhoades, Richeson, Robertson, Steffens, Stewart, Vestal, Williams.
The Department of Agricultural Sciences provides students the opportunity for personal development and preparation for careers in agriculture and related industries. One out of every five jobs in the United States is related to production, processing, distribution, or consumption of feed grains, food and fiber. Professions in the agricultural sector are available to trained personnel. Students may pursue a bachelor of science degree in agriculture or in agribusiness. The Agriculture Degree Program includes majors in agricultural business and economics, teacher certification in agriculture, animal science, agricultural media and communication, and plant, soil and environmental science. The Agribusiness Degree Program includes majors in agribusiness, and equine industry and business. A preprofessional program leading to veterinary school admission also is available. Possibilities for post-baccalaureate study include a master of science in agriculture degree with thesis and non-thesis options, and a Ph.D. degree in systems agriculture.
The excellent faculty in agriculture provides a rigorous and comprehensive approach to understanding agriculture and related businesses. The faculty’s diversity of experience and training provides the student an educational opportunity rarely found at a regional university. In addition to classrooms and laboratories, the Department of Agricultural Sciences utilizes the University’s 2,500-acre Nance Ranch, Feedyard, Feedmill, Horse Center, federally inspected Meat Science Laboratory, and Greenhouse Complex to provide hands-on experience for students.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.
Discipline - Course Prefix
Agriculture Business and Economics - AGBE
Agriculture - AGRI
Animal Science - ANSC
Plant, Soil and Environmental Science - PSES
NOTE: See the “Course Descriptions ” section of this catalog for a complete list of courses offered by the University.