Undergraduate Catalog

Colleges

Department of Agriculture

Dr. Malcolm Rainey, Head
Dean Hall, Suite 123
(479) 968-0251
mraineyjr@atu.edu

Professors:
Collins, Hoefler, Rainey
Associate Professor:
Brant
Assistant Professors:
Fairbanks, Killingsworth, Renfro, Williams

The Agriculture Department includes programs of study as follows:

  1. A four-year curriculum in agriculture business, with horticulture and animal science, pest management and pre-veterinary medicine options, leading to a bachelor of science degree.
  2. Pre-veterinary medicine - Through proper advising and taking courses in proper sequence, students can meet the minimum course requirements for entrance into Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, Oklahoma State University, Tuskegee Institute, and other institutions offering the D.V.M degree in two years.
  3. Agricultural Education - Students interested in teaching agriculture in secondary schools should follow the curriculum set forth in this catalog under the agricultural education for teacher licensure curricula in the College of Education.

The objectives of the department are to:

  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 agri-business integrates the discipline of agriculture, business, accounting, economics, and finance. Emphasis is placed on management directed toward the farm business and agri-business firms.

Trends in occupations related to agriculture are shifting from production to agri-business 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 agri-business management, and sales and distribution firms.

The curricula that follow represent the program of study for the four-year degree in agri-business, including the horticulture, animal science, pest management, pre-veterinary medicine, and public relations options. Students enrolled in programs other than agri-business may want to tailor their curriculum to best meet their individual needs.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 AGBU 2073 3
CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 AGPS 1024 4 AGBU 2063 3 AGSS 2014 4
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 ACCT 2003T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
AGBU 1001 1 MATH 1113T 3 SPH 2173T 3 MATH 2163T 3
AGPS 1003 3 COMS 1003T 3 BIOL 1014T 4 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Elective3,T 3 Elective3,T 2 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4023 3
Agriculture Elective2 4 Agriculture Elective2 6 Agriculture Elective2 6 Agriculture Elective2 6
AGBU 3213 3 Social Sciences1,T 6 AGBU 4013 3 Elective3,T 3
AGEG 3413 3 AGBU 4033 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 12 Total Hours 15
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 AGBU 2073 3 BLAW 2033T 3
COMS 1003T 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 MATH 2163T 3 AGBU 2063 3
AGBU 1013 3 AGAS 1014 4 AGSS 2014 4 ACCT 2003T 3
AGPS 1024 4 AGPS 1003 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 BIOL 1014T 4
AGBU 1001 1 MATH 1113T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 SPH 2173T 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Social Sciences1,T 6 Elective3,T 3 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4003 3
Agriculture Elective2 6 Agriculture Elective2 4 AGBU 4033 3 Agriculture Elective2 6
Elective3,T 2 AGEG 3413 3 Agriculture Elective2 6 AGBU 4013 3
AGBU 3213 3 Elective3,T 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements". (Except ECON 2003).
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
3Recommended electives are SPAN 1014 and SPAN 1024.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business
(Horticulture Option)

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 AGBU 2073 3
BIOL 1014 or BIOL 2134T 4 AGPS 1024 4 AGBU 2063 3 AGSS 2014 4
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 ACCT 2003T 3 MATH 2163T 3
AGBU 1001 1 MATH 1113T 3 SPH 2173T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
AGPS 1003 3 COMS 1003T 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
AGPS 3044 4 Elective2,T 2 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4033 3
AGPS 3244 4 Social Sciences1,T 6 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4023 3
Elective2,T 2 AGPS 3064 4 AGPM 3104 or AGPS 3053 and AGBU 4991 4 AGPS 4103 3
AGBU 3213 3 AGPS 3093 3 AGPS 3074 4 AGPS 3083 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 12
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 AGBU 2073 3 BLAW 2033T 3
COMS 1003T 3 AGAS 1014 4 AGSS 2014 4 AGBU 2063 3
AGPS 1024 4 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 MATH 2163T 3 ACCT 2003T 3
MATH 1113T 3 AGPS 1003 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 SPH 2173T 3
AGBU 1001 1 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 BIOL 1014 or
BIOL 2134T
4
AGBU 1013 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Elective2,T 2 AGPS 3044 4 AGPS 3083 3 AGBU 4003 3
AGPS 3093 3 AGPS 3244 4 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4013 3
Social Sciences1,T 6 Elective2,T 2 AGBU 4033 3 AGPM 3104 or AGPS 3053 and AGBU 4991 4
AGPS 3064 4 AGBU 3213 3 AGPS 4103 3 AGPS 3074 4
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12 Total Hours 14
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" (Except ECON 2003).
2Recommended electives are SPAN 1014 and SPAN 1024.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business
(Animal Science Option)

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 AGAS 2083 3
BIOL 1014T 4 AGPS 1024 4 SPH 2173T 3 AGBU 2073 3
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 AGBU 2063 3 MATH 2163T 3
AGPS 1003 3 COMS 1003T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 AGSS 2014 4
AGBU 1001 1 MATH 1113T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 AGBU 4003 3 AGAS 3014 4
Elective 3 Poultry Science3 3 AGBU 4013 3 Elective2,T 2
AGBU 3213 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGAS 4203 3 AGBU 4023 3
AGAS 3004 4 AGAS 3104 4 Social Sciences1,T 3 AGBU 4033 3
AGEG 3413 3 AGPS 3024 4
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 AGAS 2083 3 ACCT 2003T 3
AGPS 1024 4 MATH 1113T 3 AGBU 2073 3 SPH 2173T 3
AGBU 1013 3 AGPS 1003 3 MATH 2163T 3 AGBU 2063 3
COMS 1003T 3 AGAS 1014 4 AGSS 2014 4 BIOL 1014T 4
AGBU 1001 1 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 BLAW 2033T 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Social Sciences1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGAS 3014 4 AGBU 4003 3
Poultry Science3 3 AGBU 3213 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 AGBU 4013 3
AGAS 3104 4 Elective2,T 3 AGBU 4023 3 Elective2,T 2
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGAS 3004 4 AGBU 4033 3 AGAS 4203 3
AGEG 3413 3 AGPS 3024 4
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements". (Except ECON 2003).
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
3One of the following AGAS 3303, AGAS 3333, or AGAS 4403.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business
(Pest Management Option)

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
AGAS 1014 4 AGPS 1024 4 ACCT 2003T 3 AGBU 2073 3
AGPS 1003 3 AGBU 1013 3 AGBU 2063 3 AGSS 2014 4
CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 COMS 1003T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 SPH 2173T 3 MATH 2163T 3
AGBU 1001 1 MATH 1113T 3 BIOL 1014T 4 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
AGBU 3213 3 Agriculture Elective3 1 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4023 3
AGEG 3413 3 Elective2,T 2 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4033 3
AGPS 3244 4 AGPM 3124 4 AGPS 3053 3 AGPM 4103 3
AGPM 3104 4 Social Sciences1,T 6 Elective2,T 3 AGPS 4103 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Elective2,T 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 12 Total Hours 15
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
AGPS 1024 4 AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 2073 3 ACCT 2003T 3
AGBU 1013 3 AGPS 1003 3 AGSS 2014 4 AGBU 2063 3
COMS 1003T 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 BLAW 2033T 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 MATH 2163T 3 SPH 2173T 3
MATH 1113T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 BIOL 1014T 4
AGBU 1001 1
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Agriculture Elective3 1 AGBU 3213 3 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4003 3
Elective2,T 2 AGEG 3413 3 AGBU 4033 3 AGBU 4013 3
Social Sciences1,T 6 AGPS 3244 4 AGPM 4103 3 AGPS 3053 3
AGPM 3124 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGPS 4103 3 Elective2,T 3
AGPM 3104 4 Elective2,T 3
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" (Except ECON 2003).
2Recommended electives are SPAN 1014 and SPAN 1024.
3At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business
(Public Relations Option)

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
AGBU 1001 1 ENGL 10231,T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 AGBU 2073 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 AGPS 1024 4 AGBU 2063 3 BIOL 1014T 4
CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 AGBU 1013 3 ACCT 2003T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
AGAS 1014 4 JOUR 2133 3 SPH 2173T 3 MATH 2163T 3
MATH 1113T 3 COMS 1003T 3 JOUR 2143 3 AGSS 2014 4
AGPS 1003 3
Total Hours 18 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 JOUR 4033 3 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4023 3
JOUR 3173 3 JOUR 3273 3 AGBU 3213 3 JOUR 4883 3
AGEG 3413 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 JOUR 4073 3 JOUR 4173 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Elective2 6 Social Sciences1,T 3 AGBU 4033 3
AGBU 4013 3
Total Hours 12 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
AGBU 1001 1 ENGL 10231,T 3 AGBU 2073 3 BLAW 2033T 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 MATH 1113T 3 JOUR 3173 3
COMS 1003T 3 AGAS 1014 4 AGSS 2014 4 ACCT 2003T 3
AGBU 1013 3 AGPS 1003 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 BIOL 1014T 4
AGPS 1024 4 JOUR 2143 3 SPH 2173T 3
JOUR 2133 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Social Sciences1,T 3 JOUR4073 3 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4003 3
JOUR 3273 3 AGEG 3413 3 AGBU 4033 3 AGBU 3213 3
Elective2 3 MATH 2163T 3 JOUR 4173 3 Elective2 3
AGBU 2063 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 JOUR 4883 3 AGBU 4013 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 JOUR 4033 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" (Except ECON 2003).
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Pre-Professional Programs

Dr. Malcolm Rainey
Coordinator
Dean Hall, Suite 123

Arkansas Tech University offers a complete pre-professional training program in pre-veterinary medicine. Statements and curricula for this program are listed below.

Curriculum in Agriculture Business
(Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option)

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 AGBU 2063 3 ACCT 2003T 3
BIOL 1114T 4 BIOL 2124T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGAS 2083 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 CHEM 2124T 4 CHEM 2134T 4 AGBU 2073 3
COMS 1003T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 SPH 2173T 3 BLAW 2033T 3
AGBU 1001 1 PHYS 2014T 4 PHYS 2024T 4
MATH 1113T 3
Total Hours 18 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
AGBU 3213 3 BIOL 3034 4 AGBU 4003 3 BIOL 3054 4
AGAS 4203 3 CHEM 3264 4 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4023 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 MATH 2163T 3 AGAS 3004 4 AGBU 4033 3
CHEM 3254 4 Social Sciences1,T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 CHEM 3344 4
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 14
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
AGBU 1013 3 AGAS 1014 4 ACCT 2003T 3 AGBU 2063 3
BIOL 1114T 4 BIOL 2124T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGAS 3004 4
CHEM 2124T 4 ENGL 10231,T 3 AGBU 2073 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
ENGL 10131,T 3 COMS 1003T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 SPH 2173T 3
AGBU 1001 1 MATH 1113T 3 CHEM 2134T 4 PHYS 2014T 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
AGBU 4033 3 AGBU 3213 3 AGAS 2083 3 AGBU 4003 3
CHEM 3254 4 Social Sciences1,T 6 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4013 3
MATH 2163T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 CHEM 3264 4 CHEM 3344 4
PHYS 2024T 4 BIOL 3034 4 BIOL 3054 4 AGAS 4203 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 13
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" (Except ECON 2003).
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.