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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Department of Agriculture

Dr. Kenneth Pippin, Head
Dean Hall, Suite 123
(479) 9680251
Kenneth.Pippin@mail.atu.edu

Professors: Collins, Pippin
Associate Professors:
Bateman, Hodgson

The Agriculture Department includes programs of study as follows:

1. A fouryear curriculum in agriculture business, with horticulturebusiness and animal science options, leading to a bachelor of science degree.

2. The courses in pre-veterinary medicine. In this curriculum all requirements are offered for entrance into Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, Oklahoma State University, Tuskegee Institute, and other institutions offering the D.V.M. degree.

3. The courses in pre-forestry. Offerings here are designed to meet requirements for U of A at Monticello, but may be tailored to requirements of other institutions.

Objectives of the department include:

1. Provide a balanced educational program with relatively broad interdisciplinary training as opposed to narrow specialization, thus preparing the student for success in his/her chosen field and in his/her citizenship responsibilities.

2. Serve and assist the student in educational and personal problems through active faculty counseling.

3. Assist the student in development and improvement of leadership abilities through encouragement of active participation in activities of the Agri Club, FFA Day and other extracurricular activities.

The baccalaureate degree program in agribusiness integrates the discipline of agriculture, business, accounting, economics, and finance. Emphasis is placed on management directed toward the farm business and agribusiness firms.

Trends in occupations related to agriculture are shifting from production to agribusiness services such as management, processing, distribution, and marketing. This creates a need for personnel with a broad background in these areas of training. Our systems concept is geared to integration of disciplines to better prepare graduates for present day needs.

Attractive career opportunities exist in agricultural business firms, banks and other financial agencies, marketing, food processing, extension, soil conservation, forestry, farm and agribusiness management, and sales and distribution firms.

The curricula which follow represent the program of study for the fouryear degree in agribusiness, including the horticulturebusiness and animal science options, and typical plans of study for those pursuing a pre-forestry, or preveterinary medicine program. Students enrolled in programs other than agribusiness may want to tailor their curriculum to best meet their individual needs.
Curriculum in Agriculture Business

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

3

3

Introduction to Biological Science (BIOL 1014)

4

A Survey of Chemistry (CHEM 1114)

4

Principles of Animal Science (AGAS 1013)

3

Field Crops (AGPS 1003)

3

Mathematics (MATH 1103)1

3

Elective

3

Physical Activity1

1

Microcomputer Applications (COMS 2003)

3

Total

14

16

Sophomore Year

Legal Environment of Business (BUAD 2033)

3

Introduction to Agriculture Economics (AGBU 2063)

3

Principles of Agriculture Economics (AGBU 2073)

3

Accounting Principles (ACCT 2003, 2013)

3

3

Business and Professional Speaking (SPH 2173)

3

Soils (AGSS 2013)

3

Feeds and Feeding (AGAS 2083)

3

Social Sciences1

3

3

Physical Activity1

1

Total

16

15

Junior Year

Agriculture Electives (3000-4000 level)

3

6

Agricultural Marketing (AGBU 4013)

3

Statistics (MATH 2163)

3

Agricultural Waste Management (AGEG 3413)

3

Plant Pathology (AGPS 3244)

4

Social Sciences1

3

3

Fine Arts1

3

Total

16

15

Senior Year

Agri Business Management (AGBU 4003)

3

Agriculture Finance (AGBU 4023)

3

Humanities1

3

Agriculture Electives (3000 - 4000 level)

6

9

Electives2

4

4

Total

16

16

1See "General Education Requirements" on page82 (Except ECON 2003).

2Recommended electives are SPAN 1014 and SPAN 1024.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business
(Horticulture Business Option)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

3

3

Principles of Botany (BIOL 1134) or Introduction to Biological Science (BIOL 1014)

4

A Survey of Chemistry (CHEM 1114)

4

General Horticulture (AGPS 1023)

3

Field Crops (AGPS 1003)

3

Mathematics (MATH 1103)1

3

Elective

3

Physical Activity1

1

Microcomputer Applications (COMS 2003)

3

Total

14

16

Sophomore Year

Introduction to Agriculture Economics (AGBU 2063)

3

Principles of Agriculture Economics (AGBU 2073)

3

Legal Environment of Business (BUAD 2033)

3

Accounting Principles (ACCT 2003, 2013)

3

3

Business and Professional Speaking (SPH 2173)

3

Soils (AGSS 2013)

3

Statistics (MATH 2163)

3

Social Science1

3

3

Physical Activity1

1

Total

16

15

Junior Year

Agriculture Elective2

3

Electives2

4

Agricultural Marketing (AGBU 4013)

3

Greenhouse Operation and Management (AGPS 3093)

3

Vegetable Growing (AGPS 3063)

3

Plant Pathology (AGPS 3244)

4

Plant Propagation (AGPS 3043)

3

Social Science1

3

3

Fine Arts1

3

Total

16

16

Senior Year

Agri Business Management (AGBU 4003)

3

Weeds and Weed Control (AGPS 3053)

3

Floriculture (AGPS 3073)

3

Crop and Garden Insects (AGPS 4103)

3

Small Fruit and Nut Culture (AGPS 3083)

3

Humanities1

3

Dendrology (BIOL 4044)

4

Agriculture Electives2

3

6

Total

15

16

1See "General Education Requirements" on page82 (Except ECON 2003).

2Six hours must be 3000 - 4000 level.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business (Animal Science Option)

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

3

3

General Chemistry I, II (CHEM 2124, 2134)

4

4

Introduction to Biological Science (BIOL 1014) or Principles of Zoology (BIOL 1124)

4

Principles of Animal Science (AGAS 1013)

3

Principles of Animal Science Laboratory (AGAS 1001)

1

Mathematics (MATH 1103)1

3

Elective

3

Electives2

3

Physical Activity1

1

Total

16

16

Sophomore Year

Business and Professional Speaking (SPH 2173)

3

Feeds and Feeding (AGAS 2083)

3

Introduction to Agriculture Economics (AGBU 2063)

3

Principles of Agriculture Economics (AGBU 2073)

3

Statistics (MATH 2163)

3

Soils (AGSS 2013)

3

Social Science1

3

3

Legal Environment of Business (BUAD 2033)

3

Microcomputer Applications (COMS 2003)

3

Physical Activity1

1

Total

16

15

Junior Year

Social Science1

3

3

Principles of Accounting I, II (ACCT 2003, 2013)

3

3

Beef Cattle Management (AGAS 3013)

3

Light Horse Production (AGAS 3113)

3

Fine Arts1

3

Microbiology (BIOL 3054)

4

Swine Management (AGAS 3103)

3

Reproduction in Farm Animals (AGAS 3003)

3

Total

15

16

Senior Year

Agri Business Management (AGBU 4003)

3

Agricultural Marketing (AGBU 4013)

3

Humanities1

3

Agriculture Finance (AGBU 4023)

3

Animal Nutrition (AGAS 4203)

3

Electives2

6

3

Poultry Science (AGAS 3303, 3323, 3333, or 4303)

3

3

Total

15

15

1See "General Education Requirements" on page82 (Except ECON 2003).

2Six hours must be 3000 - 4000 level

Curriculum in PreForestry

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

3

3

General Chemistry I, II (CHEM 2124, 2134)

4

4

Principles of Botany (BIOL 1134)

4

College Algebra (MATH 1113)

3

Plane Trigonometry (MATH 1203)

3

Engineering Graphics (ENGR 1002)

2

Electives2

56

Physical Activity1

1

Total

16

1617

Sophomore Year

Introduction to Forestry (AGPS 1033)

3

Soils (AGSS 2013)

3

Physical Principles (PHYS 2014)

4

Introduction to Agriculture Economics (AGBU 2063)

3

Dendrology (BIOL 4044)

4

Plant Taxonomy (BIOL 3004)

4

Public Speaking (SPH 2003)

3

Electives2

34

5-6

Physical Activity1

1

Total

1718

16-17

1See "General Education Requirements" on page82.

2Suggested electives: POLS 2003; HIST 2003, 2013; AGPS 3244; PSY 2003; SOC 1003; PHIL 2003; HLED 1513; PE2513.

Curriculum in PreVeterinary Medicine1

Freshman Year

Fall

Spring

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)4

3

3

Principles of Animal Science (AGAS 1013)

3

Feeds and Feeding (AGAS 2083)

3

College Algebra (MATH 1113)

3

Plane Trigonometry (MATH 1203)

3

Public Speaking (SPH 2003)

3

Social Science2, 4

3

General Chemistry I, II (CHEM 2124, 2134)3

4

4

Total

16

16

Sophomore Year

Principles of Biology (BIOL 1114)

4

Principles of Zoology (BIOL 1124)

4

Genetics (BIOL 3034)

4

Animal Science or Poultry Science2

3

Elective2

3

Microcomputer Applications (COMS 2003)

3

Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3254)

4

Medical Terminology (AHS 2013)

3

Total

14

14

Junior Year

Principles of Biochemistry (CHEM 3343)

3

Vertebrate Histology (BIOL 4054)

4

Microbiology (BIOL 3054)

4

Physical Principles (PHYS 2014, 2024)

4

4

Animal Nutrition (AGAS 4203)

3

Social Science or Humanities2, 4

3

3

Total

14

14

1Most entering preveterinary medicine students complete at least three years of preparatory course work or a baccalaureate degree. Students will be permitted to make substitutions to meet requirements of a particular institution.

Louisiana State University requires a minimum of 69 hours to be eligible for admission.

University of Missouri requires 10 hours of social science and/or humanities.

Tuskegee Institute requires 3 hours of political science, 3 hours of history, and 3 hours of humanities for social science.

2In consultation with advisor.

3Depending upon previous preparation, student may wish to complete Survey of Chemistry (CHEM 1114) before enrolling in General Chemistry. However, students who subsequently change their major to a program leading to a degree will not receive duplicate credit for CHEM 1114 and CHEM2124 or 2134.

4 See "General Education Requirements" on page82.



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