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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002
     

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    Agriculture
    dGeneral Requirements
    dUniversity General Education
    dProgram Choices
    dAgricultural Economics
    dAgricultural Education
    dAgricultural Technology Management
    dAgronomy
    dAnimal Sciences and Industry
    dCommunications
    dEntomology
    dFood Science and Industry
    dGeneral Agriculture
    dGrain Science and Industry
    dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dPlant Pathology
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
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    Program Choices

    General 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:

    Example I
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I 3
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation 1
    ASI 102Principles of Animal Science 3
    ASIAn ASI Lab 1
    MATH 100College Algebra 3
    HORT 256Human Dimensions of Horticulture 3
    AGCOM 110Introduction to Ag Communications 1
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    Example II
    AGEC 120Agricultural Economics and
    Agribusiness 3
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation 1
    CHM 110General Chemistry 3
    and
    CHM 111General Chemistry Lab 1
    or
    CHM 210Chemistry I 4
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I 3
    GRSC 100Principles of Milling 3
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    Example III
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation 1
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    EDSEC 300Introduction to Agricultural Education 1
    AGRON 220Crop Science 4
    PSYCH 110General Psychology 3
    ASI 302Introduction to Food Science 3
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    Various foundation and agriculture courses can be substituted in the examples above, depending on the student's interest.

    Natural resource management
    Students interested in natural resource management can pursue programs in park management and conservation; recreation and park administration; range management; and soil and water science.

    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
    Students who satisfactorily complete the pre-veterinary medicine program and the first two years of the curriculum in veterinary medicine will be eligible for a bachelor of science degree in the College of Agriculture. Pre-veterinary medicine requirements may also be completed in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    GENAG 101Ag Orientation  1
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I  3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II  3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A  2
    CHM 210Chemistry I  4
    CHM 230Chemistry II  4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry  3
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry
    Laboratory  2
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry  3
    BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Laboratory  2
    PHYS 113General Physics I  4
    PHYS 114General Physics II  4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology  4
    BIOL 455Microbiology (with lab)  4
    BIOL 510Embryology  3
    BIOL 511Embryology Laboratory  1
    ASI 500Genetics  3
    Electives  9
    Humanities and/or social science electives 12
     
    Dual degrees/dual majors
    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.

    Secondary majors
    Certain departmental courses have been approved for credit toward secondary majors in gerontology, international studies, and natural resources and environmental sciences. A listing of approved courses may be found in the Secondary Majors section of this catalog.

    Natural resources/environmental sciences secondary major
    See the Secondary Majors section of this catalog.

    Minors
    To pursue a minor in the College of Agriculture, students must: (1) file a declaration of intent to pursue a minor with the minor-granting department, and (2) consult with an advisor in the minor-granting department prior to enrolling in the last three courses used to satisfy minor requirements.

    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
    Students who have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more completed hours at Kansas State University will be invited to participate in the College of Agriculture Honors Program, typically at the end of their sophomore year. Community college transfers will be invited into the program following their first semester if they have met the GPA requirement.

    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.

    Topics within Agriculture:
    dGeneral Requirements dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dUniversity General Education dAgronomy dGeneral Agriculture
    dProgram Choices dAnimal Sciences and Industry dGrain Science and Industry
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Education dEntomology dPlant Pathology
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000