American Univesity of Beirut

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 the principles of crop and animal production, agricultural sustainability, agricultural technologies and agribusiness management.


2. Explain the core concepts of Agricultural Engineering


3. Discuss present and future issues regarding regional and international agricultural resources and development in societal and global contexts


4. Assess agricultural problems based on analytic and critical thinking, problem solving abilities, as well as leadership, professional, communication and teaching skills.


5. Plan agricultural engineering operations based on sound quantitative analytical and ethical skills.




First Year


Fall Semester



Course

Name

Credits

AGSC 205

The Food Odyssey

3

BIOL 200

Diversity for Life

4

CHEM  208

Brief Survey of Organic Chemistry

3

ENGL 203

Academic English

3

CMPS 209

Computers and Programming for the Sciences

3

Total

16


Spring Semester



Course

Name

Credits

ARAB

Arabic Communication Skills

3

NFSC 261

Biochemistry

3

AGSC 206

Agriculture and the Environment

3

MATH 204 or 201

Mathematics for Social Sciences II

3

ENGL 204

Advanced Academic English

3

Total

16



Second Year


Fall Semester



Course

Name

Credits

AGSC 212

Microeconomic Theory of Food and Farming

3

AGSC 207

Land and Water Resources

3

AVSC 275

Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals

3

AVSC 243

Genetics and Biotechnology

3

AGSC 220

Principles of Plant Physiology

3

Total

15


Spring Semester



Course

Name

Credits

STAT 210/NFSC 210

Elementary Statistics for the Sciences

3

AVSC 224

Agricultural Microbiology

3

AGBU 213

Legal and Policy Aspects of the Agriculture Sector

3

AGSC 225

Rural Community Development

3

Humanities Elective

3


Total

15



Third Year


Fall Semester



Course

Name

Credits

AGSC 230

Crop Systems

3

AGSC 233

Plant Health-I

3

AGSC/AVSC 234

Chemicals in Agriculture

3

AGSC 252

Conservation Agriculture

3

AGBU 240

Career Planning Workshop for Agribusiness

0

Humanities Elective

3


Total

15


Spring Semester (AREC)



Course

Name

Credits

AGSC/AVSC 222

Farm Practices

1

AGSC  244

Agricultural Water Technologies

3

AGSC 245

Plant Health-II

3

AGSC/AVSC 250

Organic Farming

3

AVSC 223

Livestock Systems

3

AGSC/AVSC 246

Intensive Agriculture

3

Total

16


Summer Semester (AREC)



Course

Name

Credits

AGBU  223

Agricultural Project and Entrepreneurship

2

AGSC 247

Farm Power and Alternative Energy

3

AGSC 235

Agricultural Extension  in Development

2

AGBU 256

Summer Internship

1

Total

8



Fourth Year


Fall Semester



Course

Name

Credits

AGSC 249

GIS for Agriculture

3

AGSC 257

Emerging Issues  in Agriculture: Networking with the Private Sector

1

AGSC/AVSC 000

Concentration Course

3

AGSC  265

Soils and Fertility

3

Social Science Elective

3


Total

13


Spring Semester



Course

Name

Credits

AGSC/AVSC 000

Concentration Course

3

AGSC/AVSC 000

Concentration Course

3

AGSC/AVSC 000

Concentration Course

3

AGSC/AVSC 298

Capstone Course: From Seed to Table

3

Humanities Elective

3


Total

15


Total Number of Credits/ 4 Years

128


 

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