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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Agricultural Sciences


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Dr. Lance Kieth, department head
  Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 213
  WTAMU Box 60998
  806-651-2550 • Fax 806-651-2938
  wtamu.edu/academics/college-agricultural-sciences

For a listing of Graduate Faculty Membership for the Department of Agricultural Sciences go to:

Graduate Faculty Membership.

The Department of Agricultural Sciences provides students the opportunity for personal development and preparation for careers in agriculture, academia and related industries. One out of five jobs in the United States is in the agricultural sector and involves the production, processing, distribution, or consumption of feed grains, food and fiber. Both master of science (M.S.) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are offered. Students seeking a master’s degree may choose from either a thesis or non-thesis option with a major in agriculture, agricultural business and economics, animal science, or plant, soil and environmental science. Students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree will undergo a rigorous course of multi-disciplinary study, research and leadership training with an emphasis on systems agriculture.

In addition to classrooms and laboratories, the Department of Agricultural Sciences utilizes the 2,500-acre Nance Ranch, Research Feedyard, Feedmill, Horse Center, Federally Inspected Meat Science Laboratory and Greenhouse Complex to provide research opportunities and “hands on” experience for students. Further, the relationship with other agricultural research entities in the area provides collaborative opportunities to be involved in cutting-edge research on the challenges and opportunities facing the dynamic agricultural industry.

 

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.

 

Programs

    DoctoralMaster

     

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