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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

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


    Marc. A. Johnson, Dean and Director of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Kansas Cooperative Extension Service
    114 Waters Hall

    Lawrence H. Erpelding, Associate Dean
    Kevin J. Donnely, Assistant Dean
    Jackie McClaskey, Assistant Dean
    117 Waters Hall

    The College of Agriculture offers 15 bachelor of science degree programs, 10 master of science programs, nine programs leading to the Ph.D., and a pre-veterinary medicine program. The programs and options provide flexibility to meet the needs of students who will enter varied careers in the food chain and related agribusinesses.

    The profession
    Professional agriculture is the application of the physical, biological, and social sciences and the principles of management to food production, preservation and processing, crop and livestock marketing, culture of flowers and ornamentals, life processes of plants and animals, natural resources management, economic development, and related fields.

    More than 95 percent of the instructional faculty of the College of Agriculture have Ph.D. degrees. All are actively involved in research and publish their findings regularly in scientific journals. They work closely with extension specialists. This integration of teaching, research, and extension helps ensure that courses are current and relevant.

    Effective instruction in the application of basic sciences to modern agricultural industries requires land, buildings, livestock, and equipment. More than 4,000 acres of land are used for experimental work and for instruction.

    A feed mill, flour mill, and bakery include modern equipment from eight countries. Well-equipped drafting rooms are used by milling students. Greenhouses and field plots provide plants for horticulture courses.

    Modern animal industry and dairy and poultry buildings contain some of the latest equipment for teaching and research in nutrition, genetics, and food processing (meat, milk, eggs). Livestock of many breeds, plus various soil types, field crops, fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals, are used in teaching and research.

    Professional programs
    Agribusiness—B.S., M.A.B.
    Agricultural economics—B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
    Agricultural education—B.S.
    Agricultural communications and journalism—B.S.
    Agricultural technology management—B.S.
    Agronomy (crops and soils)—B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
    Animal sciences and industry—B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
    Bakery science and management—B.S.
    Entomology—M.S., Ph.D.
    Feed science and management—B.S.
    Food science—M.S., Ph.D.
    Food science and industry—B.S.
    Genetics—M.S., Ph.D.
    Grain science—M.S., Ph.D.
    Horticultural therapy—B.S.
    Horticulture—B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
    Milling science and management—B.S.
    Park management and conservation—B.S.
    Plant pathology—M.S., Ph.D.
    Pre-veterinary medicine—three years
    Recreation and park administration—B.S.

    Internships and cooperative education
    Internships and co-op programs throughout the state and nation are available with agribusiness firms and agencies and in production agriculture to gain on-the-job experience. Specific internship and co-op requirements vary among departments and interdepartmental programs. Students may earn academic credit and money for approved internships and co-op experiences. The number of internships and co-op programs in the College of Agriculture is growing as companies seek to attract K-State graduates.

    Extracurricular activities
    Leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential for today's agriculture graduate. K-State offers many opportunities to become involved on campus through departmental clubs, service organizations, student government, agricultural competition teams, and much more. Each contributes to greater personal and professional development.

    All students applying for College of Agriculture scholarships must complete the K-State scholarship application. File it electronically at or obtain an application from your high school counselor, community college financial aid office or the College of Agriculture, Office of Academic Programs, 117 Waters Hall.

    By completing the university's scholarship application, you become eligible for all university, college, and departmental scholarships for which you are qualified. Scholarship applications should be submitted by November 1 to receive priority consideration by the university and by February 1 to be considered by the College of Agriculture.

    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