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Department of Agriculture
 
B.S. in Agriculture

The Agriculture (AGRI) program prepares students to address current agricultural issues at the regional and global levels using their scientific knowledge to improve production and protect the environment. The department provides practical and up-to-date knowledge in plant production, plant health management, animal production and health, and land and water conservation, and trains students to become skilled farm operators and managers who are innovative and responsive to the local and regional needs and who are capable of adapting to market changes and rising production costs.

Undergraduate courses are offered in the areas of agronomy, agro-chemicals, agricultural machinery, entomology, horticulture, irrigation, plant health management, plant breeding, plant pathology, soils, weed science, agricultural economics, and rural development. In addition, the program covers animal agriculture including nutrition, physiology, management, and health. Introductory courses in these subjects are offered to agriculture students within the framework of a core curriculum. Specialized and advanced courses are also offered as electives to undergraduates.

Agriculture I

First Semester

Credits

AGSC

201

Orientation to Agriculture and Food Systems

2

BIOL

200

Diversity for Life

4

CHEM

200

Basic Chemistry

3

CHEM

205

Introductory Chemistry Laboratory

2

CMPS

209

Computers and Programming for the Sciences

3

Total                14

Second Semester

Credits

ARAB

 

Arabic Communication Skills[1]

3

CHEM

208

Survey of Organic Chemistry

3

ENGL

203

Academic English

3

AGSC

212

Microeconomics Theory of Food and Farming[2]

3

MATH

MATH

201 or

204

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III or

Mathematics for Social Sciences II

3

Total                15

 
Agriculture II

First Semester

Credits

AVSC

243

Genetics

3

AGSC

215

Introduction to Soils

3

AGSC

241

Farm Management

3

NFSC

261

Introductory Biochemistry[2]

3

AGSC

220

Principles of Plant Physiology

3

 

 

 

Total                15

Second Semester

Credits

AGSC

225

Rural Social Systems in Agricultural and Rural Development

3

AGSC

265

Soil Fertility

3

AVSC

224

Agricultural Microbiology

3

ENGL

204

Advanced Academic English

3

STAT

210

Elementary Statistics for the Sciences

3

Total 15

 
 
Agriculture III

First Semester

Credits

AVSC

271

Animal Nutrition

3

AVSC

275

Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals

3

AGSC

221

Principles of Entomology

3

AGSC

232

Principles of Plant Pathology

3

Humanities Elective

 

3

Total                15

 

Second Semester (AREC)

Credits

AGSC

222

Farm Practices

1

AVSC

222

General Livestock Production[3]

3

AGSC

228

Irrigation Principles

3

AGSC

231

Principles of Agronomy

3

AGSC

224

General Horticulture

3

AGSC

284

Weed Science

3

Total                16

 

Summer Session (AREC)

Credits

AGSC

223

Agricultural Project

2

AVSC

226

Poultry Production[3]

3

AGSC

226

Farm Power and Machinery

3

Total 8

 
 
Agriculture IV

First Semester

Credits

AGRI

235

Agricultural Extension in Development

2

NFSC

221

Basic Nutrition

3

NFSC

288

Technology of Food Products

3

Social Science

 

3

Humanities Elective

3

Total                14

 

Second Semester

Credits

AGSC

296

Agriculture Project Presentation[2]

1

Electives in FAFS

9

Humanities Electives

6

 

Total                16


1 The Arabic Placement Test is optional.
2 Course offered in Fall and Spring 
3 Offered Interchangeable
 
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