Undergraduate Catalog
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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:
Killingsworth, Maxwell, Renfro, Williams

The Agriculture Department includes programs of study as follows:

  1. A four-year curriculum in agriculture business, with animal science, feedmill management, horticulture, public relations, 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 Ag Ambassadors, Agri Club, Collegiate FFA, FFA Day and Pre-Veterinary Club 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 animal science, feed mill management, horticulture, public relations, and pre-veterinary medicine options. Students enrolled in programs other than agri-business may want to tailor their curriculum to best meet their individual needs.

Agriculture Business

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 ENGL 2053 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 MATH 1113T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
COMS 1003T 3 SPH 2173T 3 BIOL 1014T 4 MATH 2163T 3
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 BLAW 2033T 3 AGBU 2073 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGPS 1024 4 AGBU 2063 3 AGSS 2014 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4023 3
AGBU 3133 3 AGBU 4063 3 AGBU 4043 3 AGBU 4033 3
AGBU 3213 3 Agriculture Elective2 6 AGBU 4153 3 AGBU 4073 3
Agriculture Elective2 3 Elective3,T 2 Agriculture Elective2 4 Agriculture Elective2 3
Elective3,T 3 Elective3,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053 3 ACCT 2003T 3
COMS 1003T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 BIOL 1014T 4
AGBU 1001 1 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 MATH 2163T 3 BLAW 2033T 3
AGBU 1013 3 MATH 1113T 3 AGBU 2073 3 SPH 2173T 3
AGPS 1024 4 AGAS 1014 4 AGSS 2014 4 AGBU 2063 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
AGBU 4013 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4003 3
AGBU 4063 3 AGBU 3133 3 AGBU 4033 3 AGBU 4043 3
Agriculture Elective2 7 AGBU 3213 3 AGBU 4073 3 AGBU 4153 3
Elective3,T 2 Agriculture Elective2 3 Agriculture Elective2 3 Agriculture Elective2 3
  Elective3,T 3 Elective3,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
3Recommended electives are SPAN 1013 and SPAN 1023.
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 Animal Science Option

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
BIOL 1014T 4 MATH 1113T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 MATH 2163T 3
COMS 1003T 3 SPH 2173T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 AGAS 2084 4
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 AGBU 2073 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGPS 1024 4 AGBU 2063 3 AGSS 2014 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGAS 4203 3 AGAS 3014 4
AGAS 3004 4 Poultry Science3 3 AGBU 4003 3 AGAS 3933 3
AGBU 3213 3 AGAS 3104 4 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4023 3
Agriculture Elective2 3 Agriculture Elective2 3 AGPS 3023 3 AGBU 4033 3
Elective2,T 2 Agriculture Elective2 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053 3 ACCT 2003T 3
COMS 1003T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 MATH 2163T 3 BIOL 1014T 4
AGBU 1001 1 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 AGAS 2084 4 BLAW 2033T 3
AGBU 1013 3 MATH 1113T 3 AGBU 2073 3 SPH 2173T 3
AGPS 1024 4 AGAS 1014 4 AGSS 2014 4 AGBU 2063 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGAS 3014 4 AGAS 3933 3
Poultry Science3 3 AGAS 3004 4 AGBU 4023 3 AGAS 4203 3
AGAS 3104 4 AGBU 3213 3 AGBU 4033 3 AGBU 4003 3
Agriculture Elective2 3 Agriculture Elective2 3 Agriculture Elective2 3 AGBU 4013 3
Elective2,T 2 AGPS 3023 3
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.
3One of the following AGAS 3303, AGAS 3343, 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 Feed Mill Management Option

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
BIOL 1014T 4 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 MATH 2163T 3
MATH 1113T 3 COMS 1003T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 AGAS 2084 4
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 BLAW 2033T 3 AGAS 3303 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGPS 1024 4 SPH 2173T 3 AGBU 2073 3
      AGBU 2063 3  
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 18 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 AGAS 3343 3 AGAS 4203 3 AGBU 3993 3
AGBU 4053 3 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 3213 3 AGBU 4983 3
Agriculture Elective2 9 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4003 3    
    AGBU 4033 3 Agriculture Elective2 6    
  AGBU 4063 3      
  AGBU 4073 3  
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 18 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 6
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ENGL 2053 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 BIOL 1014T 4 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
COMS 1003T 3 SPH 2173T 3 AGAS 3303 3 ACCT 2003T 3
MATH 1113T 3 AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 2073 3 BLAW 2033T 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGBU 2063 3 AGPS 1024 4 MATH 2163T 3
AGBU 1013 3      
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
AGAS 2084 4 AGAS 4203 3 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 3993 3
AGAS 3343 3 AGBU 3213 3 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4983 3
Agriculture Elective2 9 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4033 3    
    Agriculture Elective2 6 AGBU 4053 3    
      AGBU 4063 3    
        AGBU 4073 3    
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 18 Total Hours 6
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2 At 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 Horticulture Option

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 ENGL 2053 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 COMS 1003T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
BIOL 1014 or BIOL 2134T 4 MATH 1113T 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 MATH 2163T 3
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 SPH 2173T 3 AGBU 2073 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGPS 1024 4 AGBU 2063 3 AGSS 2014 4
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGPS 3064 4 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4023 3
AGBU 3213 3 AGPS 3093 3 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4033 3
AGPS 3044 4 Agriculture Elective2 7 AGPS 3074 4 AGPS 3083 3
AGPS 3244 4 ElectiveT 2 Agriculture Elective2 3 AGPS 4103 3
ElectiveT 2
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 12
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ENGL 2053 3 ACCT 2003T 3
COMS 1003T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 BIOL 1014 or BIOL 2134T 4
MATH 1113T 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 MATH 2163T 3 BLAW 2033T 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 2073 3 SPH 2173T 3
AGBU 1013 3   AGSS 2014 4 AGBU 2063 3
AGPS 1024 4
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
AGPS 3064 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4003 3
AGPS 3093 3 AGBU 3213 3 AGBU 4033 3 AGBU 4013 3
Agriculture Elective2 7 AGPS 3044 4 AGPS 3083 3 AGPS 3074 4
ElectiveT 2 AGPS 3244 4 AGPS 4103 3 Agriculture Elective2 3
ElectiveT 2
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12 Total Hours 13
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2 At 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 Public Relations Option

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 ACCT 2003T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 COMS 1003T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 BIOL 1014T 4
MATH 1113T 3 JOUR 2133 3 JOUR 2143 3 MATH 2163T 3
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 1013 3 SPH 2173T 3 AGBU 2073 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGPS 1024 4 AGBU 2063 3 AGSS 2014 4
   
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 2053 3 JOUR 3273 3 JOUR 4073 3 JOUR 4173 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 JOUR 4033 3 AGBU 3213 3 JOUR 4883 3
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Agriculture Elective2 3 AGBU 4003 3 AGBU 4023 3
JOUR 3173 3 Elective 6 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4033 3
Agriculture Elective2 3 Agriculture Elective2 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ACCT 2003T 3
COMS 1003T 3 BIOL 1014T 4 MATH 1113T 3 BLAW 2033T 3
JOUR 2133 3 CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1111T 4 JOUR 2143 3 ENGL 2053 3
AGBU 1001 1 AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 2073 3 JOUR 3173 3
AGBU 1013 3 AGSS 2014 4 SPH 2173T 3
AGPS 1024 4
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 JOUR 4033 3 AGBU 3213 3
JOUR 3273 3 MATH 2163T 3 JOUR 4173 3 AGBU 4003 3
AGBU 2063 3 JOUR 4073 3 JOUR 4883 3 AGBU 4013 3
Agriculture Elective2 3 Agriculture Elective2 6 AGBU 4023 3 Elective 3
Elective 3     AGBU 4033 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
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 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ACCT 2003T 3
BIOL 1114T 4 BIOL 2124T 4 CHEM 2134T 4 BLAW 2033T 3
COMS 1003T 3 CHEM 2124T 4 PHYS 2014T 4 PHYS 2024T 4
MATH 1113T 3 AGBU 1013 3 SPH 2173T 3 AGAS 2084 4
AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 2063 3 AGBU 2073 3
AGBU 1001 1
Total Hours 18 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 17
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 CHEM 3264 4 AGAS 3004 4 BIOL 3054 4
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 ENGL 2053 3 AGBU 4003 3 CHEM 3344 4
CHEM 3254 4 MATH 2163T 3 AGBU 4013 3 AGBU 4023 3
AGAS 4203 3 AGAS 3933 3 Agriculture Elective2 1 AGBU 4033 3
AGBU 3213 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 11 Total Hours 14
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
BIOL 1114T 4 BIOL 2124T 4 ACCT 2003T 3 PHYS 2014T 4
CHEM 2124T 4 COMS 1003T 3 BLAW 2033T 3 SPH 2173T 3
AGBU 1001 1 MATH 1113T 3 CHEM 2134T 4 AGAS 3004 4
AGBU 1013 3 AGAS 1014 4 AGBU 2073 3 AGBU 2063 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
CHEM 3254 4 ENGL 2053 3 BIOL 3054 4 CHEM 3344 4
MATH 2163T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 CHEM 3264 4 AGAS 4203 3
PHYS 2024T 4 AGAS 3933 3 AGAS 2084 4 AGBU 4003 3
AGBU 4033 3 AGBU 3213 3 AGBU 4023 3 AGBU 4013 3
    Agriculture Elective2 1        
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
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.

Minor Agriculture

The minor in Agriculture is available to students who wish to add to their knowledge of Agriculture for personal improvement and/or for professional development but not open to Department of Agriculture majors. This minor may be of particular interest to those students who wish to work in the food or fiber industries after graduation. This minor may be well suited for students in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Emergency Management, Hospitality Administration and Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. The minor in Agriculture requires 21 hours of courses:

AGAS 1014 Principles of Animal Science
AGBU 1013 Principles of Agricultural Business
AGPS 1024 Principles of Horticulture
AGSS 2014 Soils
*AG Electives (6 hours of Agriculture academic courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, excluding: AGBU 3213, AGBU 3993, AGBU 4983, and AGBU 4991-4)

*In order to take the upper division (3000-4000 level) AG courses, the student must have completed 54 hours including all 1000 and 2000 level courses listed above as well as any prerequisites and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.