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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2004
    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Calendar
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Admission
    Academic Advising
    Enrollment
    Tuition and Fees
    Degrees
    Grades
    All-University Regulations
    Student Financial Assistance
    Services for Students
    Auxiliary Services and Facilities
    International Programs
    Secondary Majors
    Agriculture
    dGeneral Requirements
    dUniversity General Education
    dProgram Choices
    dGeneral Agriculture
    dAgricultural Economics
    dAgricultural Education
    dAgricultural Technology Management
    dAgronomy
    dAnimal Sciences and Industry
    dCommunications
    dEntomology
    dFood Science and Industry
    dGrain Science and Industry
    dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dPlant Pathology
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
    Arts and Sciences
    Business Administration
    Education
    Engineering
    Human Ecology
    Technology and Aviation
    Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School
    Intercollegiate Athletics
    K-State Research and Extension
    Outreach
    University Faculty
     

    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 I3
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
    ASI 102Principles of Animal Science3
    ASIAn ASI Lab1
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    HORT 256Human Dimensions of Horticulture3
    AGCOM 110Introduction to Ag Communications1
    15
     
    Example II
    AGEC 120Agricultural Economics and
    Agribusiness3
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
    CHM 110General Chemistry3
    and
    CHM 111General Chemistry Lab1
    or
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    GRSC 100Principles of Milling3
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    Example III
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation1
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
    EDSEC 300Introduction to Agricultural Education1
    AGRON 220Crop Science4
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    ASI 302Introduction to Food Science3
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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; environmental communications; range management; and soil and water science.

    A major in park management and conservation with options in law enforcement, park manager, administration, or interpretation 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.

    Students may major in agricultural communications and journalism with an environmental option through the Department of Communications.

    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. Many students in these programs also complete the secondary major in natural resources and environmental sciences.

    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 Orientation1
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry
    Laboratory2
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
    BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Laboratory2
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 455Microbiology (with lab)4
    BIOL 510Embryology3
    BIOL 511Embryology Laboratory1
    ASI 500Genetics3
    Electives9
    Humanities and/or social science electives12
     
    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 about requirements for those minors. Minors in both contemporary citizenship in agriculture and international agriculture are also available. Requirements are outlined in the General Agriculture section in this catalog.

    Agriculture honors program
    The College of Agriculture honors program enables capable students to expand their skills and stimulate their curiosity for continual learning. Students can explore a career area of interest through working closely with a faculty member on an honors project, attend professional meetings for research presentations, and have the potential for publication of the final paper in a student or professional research journal. Participants are recognized at the College of Agriculture awards ceremony and commencement, and a notation of honors program completion is included on the K-State diploma and transcript. Funding for honors project expenses and scholarships for selected participants are also available.

    Students, on advice from faculty members, propose, prepare, and conduct an honors project of their choice. The intent of this activity is to provide the student with hands-on experience in the functioning of persons in academia and, therefore, must be of a creative nature. This project will be relevant to one or more of the missions of land grant institutions: research, extension, and/or instruction. The honors project is typically completed during the senior year. The supporting programs and courses taken during the freshman, sophomore, and junior years are designed to build toward the development and completion of a successful honors project.

    Graduation with honors requires completion of an approved honors project and the reporting of that project in written and oral form in GENAG 515 Honors Presentation. The honors graduate must also complete a minimum of two upper-level courses (600 or above) in the student's area of interest and have at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Membership in the honors program is by invitation and application.

    Entering freshmen agriculture students with a 28 ACT (or equivalent SAT) or in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class are invited to join the Freshman Honors Experience. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or second-semester junior transfer students with a GPA of 3.5 or above are invited to associate membership. Full membership is attained following submission of an approved honors project proposal.

    Freshmen Honors Experience (FHE)
    Participants in the FHE will enroll in Ag Orientation (or Ag Econ/Agbusiness Orientation) for the fall semester and Introduction to the Honors Program in the spring. This course will introduce students to a variety of research and projects that are taking place at the university and industry. Participants will be required to attend the GENAG 515 presentations. Students in the FHE are considered part of the honors family and are welcome at all meetings and activities. Those who achieve a 3.5 GPA at the end of the freshman year will be invited for associate membership. Being in the FHE is not a prerequisite for completion of the honors program.

    Associate membership
    Students at this level will create, with a member of the honors faculty, an academic plan of action. Members must maintain an 3.4 GPA to remain in the program. If the GPA falls below this level, the student has one semester to raise it 3.4 before being dropped. During the sophomore and junior years, members will enroll in GENAG 495 Agriculture Honors Seminar for 0 or 1 credit each semester. Sequential special topics in GENAG 495 will include Current Research Issues in Agriculture, Research Methods, and Writing Proposals. Up to three total credits may be attained in GENAG 495.

    Full membership
    Full membership is attained by submission of the approved honors project proposal during the junior or senior year. Full members are eligible to compete for project funding and scholarships. They will also assist with teaching the Introduction to the Honors Program course for the FHE. During the final semester, members will enroll in GENAG 515 Honors Presentation for one credit. If additional academic credit is needed and warranted for the honors project, honors students may also enroll for up to 8 hours in a "special problems" course in the appropriate department.

    Additional information on the program and examples of previous honors projects can be found at: www.ag.ksu.edu/honorsprogram/ag.htm. Students are also encouraged to contact their academic advisor, members of the Honors Faculty Advisory Committee, or the Student Honors Committee to learn more about the benefits of honors participation.

    Questions about membership and requirements should be directed to the College of Agriculture Academic Programs Office in 117 Waters Hall.

    Topics within Agriculture:
    dGeneral Requirements dAgricultural Education dEntomology
    dUniversity General Education dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dProgram Choices dAgronomy dGrain Science and Industry
    dGeneral Agriculture dAnimal Sciences and Industry dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dPlant Pathology
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    Kansas State University
    June 5, 2003