Program ChoicesGeneral agriculture
Students who are undecided regarding the selection of a major in agriculture may want to enroll in general agriculture. Courses taken in this area are selected with the help of an advisor to meet basic requirements and expose students to potential areas of study in agriculture through introductory course work in one or more departments. Examples of course selections for first semester follow:
Natural resource management
Majors in park management and conservation and recreation and park administration can be earned in the Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources.
Range management and soil and water science options are available through the Department of Agronomy.
These programs provide training for individuals interested in interpretation and application of ecological principles to environmental problems involving natural resources. Each program contains courses in the social sciences and humanities to help students become sensitive to the interactions between humans and their environmental surroundings. Courses in the physical and biological sciences help students understand and solve environmental problems, and courses in communications assist them in interpreting, conveying, and employing solutions.
Pre-veterinary medicine program
The agribusiness complex of industries (processing, preservation, distribution, and retailing of farm-produced food, and manufacture and sale of farm equipment, feeds, and agricultural chemicals) employs a variety of professionally trained personnel. The type of education required varies with the nature of the work performed. A dual degree or a dual major may be appropriate, depending on the student's occupational objectives.
Dual degrees may be earned by a student who desires a B.S. degree in some discipline in agriculture along with a B.S. degree in some other college at K-State. To earn a dual degree, the student must complete the requirements for each degree.
Dual majors are completed by students who wish to complete two different programs of study in agriculture while earning a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. This approach allows the student to select two majors to give greater depth and breadth to the educational program. The student is required to complete the requirements for both majors and earns a bachelor of science degree in agriculture.
Natural resources/environmental sciences secondary major
Minors may be earned in agribusiness, agricultural economics, agricultural technology management, agronomy, animal sciences and industry, entomology, food science, horticulture, bakery science, feed science, cereal chemistry, and plant pathology. See departmental listings for more information.
Agriculture honors program
The program provides honors students with greater curriculum flexibility, which encourages breadth and depth of study in one or more specific areas. It also exposes honors students to various areas of interest in agriculture. Each student in the program has a committee of three faculty members who assist the student in developing a program of study and in planning independent research activities.
Students seeking to enroll in the program will meet with the honors committee member from the department involved and, with an advisor, will develop an honors curriculum tailored to the student's particular goals. The student, with advice from the advisor, honors committee member, and other faculty member(s), will prepare a short proposal outlining the honors project. This proposal must be approved by the honors advisory committee of the College of Agriculture.
The honors advisory committee will review the proposals for possible scholarship funding priority. These honors project scholarships will be used exclusively for materials and supplies necessary for the completion of the student's honors project.
Students will enroll in the agriculture honors program (GENAG 000) each semester. Students will also enroll for up to 8 credits in a ``special problems'' course in the appropriate department to receive credit for the honors project. In the senior year, students will enroll in GENAG 515 Honors Seminar for the presentation of their projects.
Completion of the honors project requires presentation of a summary of the project in an honors seminar and a report written in a style suitable for publication in a referred journal in an appropriate field.