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Department of Agriculture
MS in Irrigation

This program has long been recognized as one of the best programs in the region. Many of our successful graduates are occupying professional positions in the irrigation industry both locally and in the region. As a graduate student in Irrigation, you will be exposed to state-of-the art classroom instruction, laboratory and field work and research in advanced irrigation technologies and real-world projects, professional irrigation design practices and more. Principles of water management from a conservation perspective will be stressed.

 AGSC 301             Statistical Methods in Agriculture                                                    2.3; 3 cr.

An investigation of the statistical techniques needed to design experiments and analyze and interpret agricultural research data. Prerequisites: STAT 210 or EDUC 227 and CMPS 209.  Fall and spring.

AGSC 310             Advanced Soil Physics                                                                         3.0; 3 cr.

Physical properties of soils in arid, semi-arid, and sub-humid regions; soil-water-plant-atmosphere relationships, plant water extraction, and evapotranspiration; salt and water flow in soils, soil heat flow, and modeling soil water extraction and evaporation.

AGSC 326             Surface Irrigation Engineering                                                           3.0; 3 cr.

Principles of design, operation, and evaluation of surface irrigation systems; irrigation field design and field measurement techniques. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

AGSC 328             Sprinkler and Micro-Irrigation Engineering                                     3.0; 3 cr.

Fundamentals of design, operation, evaluation, and selection of pressurized irrigation systems; pipeline economics, pump hydraulics, and pumping plant design considerations.

AGSC 330 Integrated Water Resources Management                                                3.0; 3 cr.

Quantitative methods for analyzing water resource problems. Topics covered include the design and management of facilities for river basin development, flood control, water supply, hydropower, and other activities related to water resources. Stochastic and deterministic methods for approaching and analyzing water resources problems,. Reservoir sizing, simulation, hydrologic time series analysis and optimization methods. 

AGSC 395             Graduate Seminar in Agricultural Science                                      1.0; 1 cr.

AGSC 396/396A   Comprehensive Exam                                                                                  0 cr.

GSC 399             MS Thesis

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