Agricultural Sciences

​​​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.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Apply sustainable agricultural techniques in open fields and in controlled environments.

2. Analyze current issues at regional and global levels focusing on proper and innovative methods for increasing efficiency, profit and protection of the environment

3. Evaluate crop and animal production practices and plant health management technologies

4. Produce an agricultural research project with a focus on issues and opportunities relevant to the public and private sectors

​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 N​utrition

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