School of Agriculture
   Tony Brannon, Dean
   103 Oakley Applied Science Building South
   270-762-3328
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In this chapter...
Department of Agricultural Science
Department of Animal and Equine Science
Department of Animal Health Technology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine
 

Broad opportunities for young people to prepare for agricultural and related careers are offered by the School of Agriculture. The School of Agriculture offers three undergraduate degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, a Bachelor of Science with a major in Agriculture, and an Associate of Science with emphasis in agricultural science and technology. Minors are available in agriculture and in equine science.

The School of Agriculture includes the Department of Agricultural Science, the Department of Animal and Equine Science, and the Department of Animal Health Technology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Agricultural facilities include the farm laboratory complex, the West Kentucky Livestock and Exposition Center, and the Breathitt Veterinary Center. The horse, dairy, beef, swine, agronomy, and horticulture facilities are a part of the farm-laboratory complex. The West Kentucky Livestock and Exposition Center is utilized for equine and rodeo classes, contests, field days, judging contests, clinics, and numerous agricultural activities.

MSU's Breathitt Veterinary Center (BVC), located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, has as its primary mission the provision of diagnostic data; however, its mission also includes instruction and research. The laboratory is accredited through the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The center's facilities and personnel provide learning experiences for students in the animal health technology program. The BVC also conducts research dealing with infectious diseases of food animals.

 
Department of Agricultural Science
212 Oakley Applied Science South
270-762-3327

Head: Dwayne Driskill. Faculty: Bowman, Brannon, Driskill, Ferguson, Mikulcik, Morgan, Morrow, Parr, Payne, Robertson, Williams.

The Department of Agriculture Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree with the following options: (1) agronomy, (2) agriculture science/ agriscience technology option, (3) agricultural education, (4) agribusiness, (5) agriculture systems technology, and (6) horticulture. The agriculture science/ agriscience technology option includes emphases in emerging technology, communications/public relations, environmental/ health, agriculture public service/leadership, and agriculture technology.

Facilities for agriculture science include classrooms and labs in Oakley Applied Science South, Howton Agriculture Engineering Building, the West Farm, the Pullen Farm Complex with three greenhouses and environmental center lab, and the agriculture systems technology farm lab.


AREA:
Agricultural Science/AgriScience Technology Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 140 College Algebra
University Studies Electives:
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II
or
GSC 199 Earth Science

Agriculture Core Courses 25 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

AgriScience Technology Option 24 hrs
AED 380 Agricultural Education Extension and Leadership
AGR 377 Agriculture Safety
AGR 433 Farm Management
and one of the following:
AGR 300 Principles of Animal Nutrition
AGR 301 Livestock Judging and Evaluation
AGR 302 Horse Science
AGR 311 Beef Science
AGR 312 Dairy Science
AGR 321 Poultry Science
AGR 326 Swine Science
and one of the following:
AGR 330 Principles of Agribusiness
AGR 333 Agribusiness Records and Analysis
AGR 337 Agricultural Sales and Merchandising
and one of the following:
AGR 360 Greenhouse Production and Management
AGR 461 Plant Propagation
AGR 542 Plant Breeding I
AGR 549 Weeds and Their Control

one of the following:
AGR 372 Agricultural Metal Processes
AGR 379 Field Equipment Technology Management
AGR 470 Soil and Water Engineering
AGR 477 Agricultural Power Units
AGR 576 Agricultural Electrification Systems
AGR 577 Tractor Power Principles
and
AGR electives: 3 hrs1

Required Support Courses 20-21 hrs
Choose one of the following support course emphases.

Emerging Technology Emphasis: 20 hrs
GSC 202 Introduction to Geographic Information Science
GSC 205 Image Analysis
GSC 561 Precision GIS/GPS Applications
Select three of the following:
AGR 439 Software Applications for Agriculture1
or
AGR 539 Advanced Computer Applications for Agriculture1
AGR 471 Applications in Precision Agriculture1
AGR 571 Advanced Precision Agriculture1
CSC 125 Internet and World Wide Web Technologies
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems
TSM 120 Introduction to Telecommunications

Communications/Public Relations Emphasis: 21 hrs
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media
JMC 194 Newswriting
JMC 330 Mass Media Effects
JMC 391 Public Relations Principles
JMC 412 Writing for Public Relations
JMC 590 Mass Communications Law
AGR 585 Specialized Journalism/RTV1
or
JMC 591 Advanced Public Relations

Environmental/Health Emphasis: 21 hrs
AGR 378 Agricultural Environmental Management Systems
CET 555 Environmental Regulatory Affairs
CET 587 Biosolids and Nutrient Management Systems
ENT 286 Introduction to Environmental Engineering Technology
AGR/CET/OSH Electives: 9 hrs approved by advisor1

Agriculture Public Service/Leadership Emphasis: 21 hrs
AED 583 Practicum in Agricultural Education, Extension, and Public Service Leadership1
AGR 488 Cooperative Education/Internship1
AGR 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
Advisor approved Electives in AGR, AED, COM, CTE, MGT, YNL: 12 hrs

Agricultural Technology Emphasis: 20 hrs
AGR 313 Livestock Production Management Systems
AGR 439 Software Applications for Agriculture
AGR 471 Applications in Precision Agriculture
AGR 499 Leadership/Professional Development Seminar II
AGR 537 Seminar in Agricultural Business Systems
AGR 538 Seminar in Production Agricultural Systems
AGR 539 Advanced Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 547 Crop Management

Unrestricted Electives 4-5 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs
1These agriculture electives may be fulfilled by agriculture courses used in the chosen emphasis.


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Agricultural Education/Certification Option (Grades 5-12)

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 140 College Algebra1
Social Sciences:
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
University Studies Electives:
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture2
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II
or
GSC 199 Earth Science
Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Agriculture Core Courses 25 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture2
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture1
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

Agricultural Education Option 24 hrs
AED 380 Agricultural Education, Extension, and Leadership
AED 583 Practicum in Agricultural Education, Extension, and Public Service Leadership1
AGR 160 Horticultural Science
or
AGR 240 Crop Science
AGR 251 Soil Science Laboratory
and
AGR 355 Soil Judging
or
AGR 455 Soil Management
AGR 300 Principles of Animal Nutrition
or
AGR 301 Livestock Judging and Evaluation
AGR 337 Agricultural Sales and Merchandising
or
AGR 433 Farm Management
AGR 360 Greenhouse Production and Management
AGR 372 Agricultural Metal Processes

Required Support Courses 31 hrs
AED 580 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education1
CTE 501 Teaching through Application
CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE
CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
SEC 421 Student Teaching in Secondary School
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements 123 hrs
1With a grade of C or better.
2AGR 199 will fulfill both the agriculture core and university studies elective.


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Agribusiness Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 140 College Algebra
Social Sciences:
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
University Studies Electives:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 230 Personal Finance

Agriculture Core Courses 25 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

Agribusiness Option 24 hrs
AGR 233 Statistics for Food and Agriculture
AGR 330 Principles of Agribusiness
AGR 336 Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis
AGR 337 Agricultural Sales and Merchandising
AGR 433 Farm Management
AGR 531 Agricultural Finance
AGR 535 Agricultural Policy
AGR electives: 3 hrs

Required Support Courses 12 hrs
Choose one of the following support course emphases.

Economics/Finance Emphasis
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
AGR 536 Quantitative Methods for Agribusiness
ECO 305 Money and Banking
Approved upper-level, 3 hour business elective

Marketing/Management Emphasis
ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
Approved upper-level, 3 hour business elective

Unrestricted Electives 13 hrs1

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs
1Students wishing to qualify for admission to Murray State's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program should chose the following courses as part of the Unrestricted Electives requirement: ACC 201, BPA 355, CIS 443, FIN 330, MAT 220 (this course will fulfill a University Studies Elective).


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Agricultural Systems Technology Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 47 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 130 Technical Math I
University Studies Electives:
GSC 199 Earth Science
or
PHY 130 General Physics I

Agriculture Core Courses 25 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

Agriculture Systems Technology Option 24 hrs
AGR 371 Agricultural Buildings and Construction
AGR 372 Agricultural Metal Processes
AGR 377 Agriculture Safety

AGR 477 Agricultural Power Units
or
AGR 577 Tractor Power Principles
Approved agricultural systems technology electives: 9 hrs
AGR electives: 3 hrs

Support Courses 6-8 hrs
Select two of the following:
EMT 261 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems1
ENT 111 Electric Systems
ENT 364 Introduction to Thermodynamics
ITD 101 Introduction to Design and Graphic Communication
ITD 104 CAD Application and Design Communication
ITD 230 Machine Tool Processes
ITD 304 Computer Graphics and Design1
TSM 110 Electrical Systems

Unrestricted Electives 16-18 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs
1Preferred courses.


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Agronomy Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 47 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 140 College Algebra
University Studies Electives:
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II
GSC 199 Earth Science

Agriculture Core Courses 25 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

Agronomy Option 24 hrs
AGR 240 Crop Science
AGR 455 Soil Management
AGR 470 Soil and Water Engineering
AGR 471 Applications in Precision Agriculture
AGR 542 Plant Breeding I
AGR 546 Integrated Pest Management
AGR 547 Crop Management
AGR 549 Weeds and Their Control

Required Support Courses 13 hrs
Choose one of the following support course emphases.

Sales/Production Emphasis
AGR 251 Soil Science Laboratory
AGR 330 Principles of Agribusiness
or
AGR 433 Farm Management
AGR 333 Agribusiness Records and Analysis
AGR 336 Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis
or
AGR 337 Agricultural Sales and Merchandising
AGR 377 Agriculture Safety

Research Emphasis
AGR 233 Statistics for Food and Agriculture
AGR 251 Soil Science Laboratory
BIO 300 Introductory Microbiology
Agronomy advisor approved research electives: 5 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 11 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Horticulture Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry
or
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 140 College Algebra
University Studies Electives:
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II
or
GSC 199 Earth Science

Agriculture Core Courses 25 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

Horticulture Option 24 hrs
AGR 160 Horticultural Science
AGR 263 Woody Plant Materials I
AGR 360 Greenhouse Production and Management
AGR 363 Woody Plant Materials II

AGR 365 Herbaceous Plant Materials
AGR 461 Plant Propagation
AGR electives: 6 hrs
and one of the following:

AGR 367 Residential Landscape Design
AGR 462 Fine Turf Management
AGR 563 Arboriculture

Unrestricted Electives 25 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs


MAJOR:
Agricultural Science

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 46-58 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
or
BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
MAT 140 College Algebra
University Studies Electives:
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II

Agriculture Core Courses 37 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I
AGR electives: 12 hrs

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 4-16 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs


ASSOCIATE:
Agricultural Science and Technology

Associate of Science Degree

CIP 01.0000

University Studies Requirements 20 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
or
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
or
PHY 120 General Physics I
MAT 140 College Algebra

Agriculture Core Courses 44 hrs
AED 380 Agricultural Education, Extension, and Leadership
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I
AGR electives: 16 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 64 hrs

Agriculture Minor 21 hrs
Program must be approved by an advisor with at least six hours of level 300 or above completed at Murray State. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

   
Department of Animal and Equine Science
212 Oakley Applied Science South
270-762-3327

Head: James Davis. Faculty: Barnett, Davis, Delaney, Robertson, Robinson, Van Hooser.

The Department of Animal and Equine Science offers a bachelor of science in agriculture degree with two emphases: (1) food animal emphasis and (2) equine science emphasis. The department also offers a minor in equine science. Career preparations include the scientific study of feeding, breeding, management and marketing of animals and their products along with the multitude of related businesses and industries.

Facilities for animal and equine science include an equine center, rodeo facilities, and a beef cattle complex including a registered Angus herd and stocker calf intensive grazing systems.


AREA:
Animal Technology/Animal/Equine Science Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 51.0808

University Studies Requirements 46-48 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
or
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
MAT 140 College Algebra
and one of the following:
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
CHE 201 General College Chemistry
University Studies Electives:
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
and one of the following:
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II
CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment
GSC 102 Earth Through Time
GSC 199 Earth Science

Agriculture Core Courses 28-30 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
or
AGR 377 Agriculture Safety
AGR 300 Principles of Animal Nutrition
AGR 310 Applications in Animal Technology
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
and two of the following:
AGR 302 Horse Science
AGR 311 Beef Science
AGR 312 Dairy Science
AGR 321 Poultry Science
AGR 325 Small Animal Science
AGR 326 Swine Science
BIO 330 Principles of Ecology
BIO 538 Animal Behavior

Required Support Courses 24 hrs
Choose one of the following support course emphases.

Food Animal Emphasis
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I
and three of the following:
AGR 501 Diseases of Livestock
AGR 502 Advanced Nutrition
AGR 503 Animal Breeding
AGR 506 Reproductive Physiology
AGR 523 Artificial Insemination Techniques for Cattle
AGR electives (animal science): 9 hrs

Equine Science Emphasis
AGR 101 Basic Horsemanship
AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture
AGR 201 Intermediate Horsemanship
AGR 250 Soil Science
AGR 303 Advanced Horse Science
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I
AGR 401 Equine Breeding and Management
and one of the following:
AGR 304 Advanced Stock Seat
AGR 306 Advanced Forward Seat
and one of the following:
AGR 405 Breaking and Training
AGR 407 Equine Selection and Evaluation

Unrestricted Electives 18-22 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs

Equine Science Minor 21 hrs
Program must be approved by an advisor and include nine hours of required courses (AGR 302, 303 and 401). Six hours must be selected from AGR 101, 201, 304 and 306. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

 
 
Department of Animal Health Technology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine
A. Carman Animal Health Technology Center
270-762-7001

Head: Terry Canerdy. Faculty: Canerdy, Papajeski, Provine, Watson, West.

The Animal Health Technology Program at Murray State University is one of only 14 schools in the nation that offers a fully accredited bachelor of science degree in the area of animal health. Students are also given the option to complete the prerequisite courses required by any of the twenty-seven veterinary schools in the U.S. The program involves hands-on experience with many animal species including small, large, and exotic animals. The program has been continually accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) since 1986. Facilities for the animal health/pre-veterinary medicine program include classrooms and laboratories at the A. Carman Animal Health Technology Center and the university farms.

A portion of the animal health technology and pre-veterinary curriculum will involve students taking courses, which have been labeled the BVC (Breathitt Veterinary Center) courses. The BVC courses include AGR 340, AGR 380, AGR 400, AGR 410, AGR 420, and AGR 430. BVC courses must be taken together in one semester. Because the animal health technology/pre-veterinary program is an accredited program, available space is limited to ensure the quality of instruction. Registration in BVC courses is based on available openings. The animal health technology program will make every effort to ensure that students who need BVC courses will be placed, but no guarantee is made that the student will be enrolled during the preferred semester. Applications are due February 1st for the fall term and September 1st for the spring term. Once completed applications are reviewed, students will be notified of their placement into BVC courses by March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.

The following prerequisites are required for the BVC classes: AGR 300, AGR 322, AGR 329, BIO 101 or 221, CHE 105 or 201, CHE 106 or 202. The student must have a passing grade in these courses before being considered. After the prerequisites have been evaluated, the following criteria will be reviewed in order to determine the student's placement into the BVC courses:
· Completed applications were submitted by the appropriate deadline.
· BVC courses are the ONLY classes remaining.
· BVC courses plus one other course are the only classes remaining.
· Unavoidable course conflicts will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
· Once the placed students are enrolled any space available will be given to students on a first come basis.
Any student who receives an E in any BVC course, will only be able to repeat the course if space is available.


AREA:
Animal Technology/Veterinary Technology Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 51.0808

ACCREDITED BY:
American Veterinary Medical Association

University Studies Requirements 46-48 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
or
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
or
CHE 201 General College Chemistry
MAT 140 College Algebra (or higher)
University Studies Electives:
AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II
or
CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

Agriculture Core Courses 28-30 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
or
AGR 377 Agriculture Safety
AGR 300 Principles of Animal Nutrition
AGR 310 Applications in Animal Technology
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
and two of the following:
AGR 302 Horse Science
AGR 311 Beef Science
AGR 312 Dairy Science
AGR 321 Poultry Science
AGR 325 Small Animal Science
AGR 326 Swine Science
BIO 330 Principles of Ecology
BIO 538 Animal Behavior

Veterinary Technology Option1 28 hrs
AGR 322 Veterinary Laboratory Principles
AGR 329 Veterinary Hematology and Microbiology
AGR 331 Small Animal Diseases
AGR 332 Animal Nursing and Radiography
AGR 340 Veterinary Laboratory Sciences
AGR 410 Advanced Veterinary Hematology
AGR 420 Veterinary Clinical Chemistry
AGR 430 Veterinary Parasitology
AGR 510 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Required Support Courses 25-26 hrs
Choose one of the following support courses emphases:

Animal Health Technology Emphasis
AGR 380 Veterinary Laboratory Rotation
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I
AGR 400 Veterinary Microbiology1
AGR 501 Diseases of Livestock1
AGR 506 Reproductive Physiology
AGR 511 Animal Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
AGR 540 Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesia1
AGR 550 Applied Pharmacology1
AGR 590 Internship in Animal Technology1

Zoological Animal Health Technology Emphasis
AGR 380 Veterinary Laboratory Rotation
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I
AGR 400 Veterinary Microbiology1
AGR 501 Diseases of Livestock1
AGR 511 Animal Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
AGR 540 Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesia1
AGR 550 Applied Pharmacology1
AGR 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
or
AGR 590 Internship in Animal Technology1
and one of the following:
BIO 570 Ichthyology
BIO 572 Herpetology
BIO 573 Ornithology
BIO 574 Mammalogy

Total Curriculum Requirements 127-132 hrs
1Required by American Veterinary Medical Association for certification.


AREA:
Animal Technology/Veterinary Technology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 51.0808

ACCREDITED BY:
American Veterinary Medical Association

University Studies Requirements 46-52 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
or
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
CHE 201 General College Chemistry
MAT 150 Algebra and Trigonometry
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

Agriculture Core Courses 28-30 hrs
AGR 099 Freshman Orientation
AGR 100 Animal Science
AGR 130 Agricultural Economics
AGR 140 Plant Science
AGR 170 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology
or
AGR 377 Agriculture Safety
AGR 300 Principles of Animal Nutrition
AGR 310 Applications in Animal Technology
AGR 339 Computer Applications for Agriculture
and two of the following:
AGR 302 Horse Science
AGR 311 Beef Science
AGR 312 Dairy Science
AGR 321 Poultry Science
AGR 325 Small Animal Science
AGR 326 Swine Science
BIO 330 Principles of Ecology
BIO 538 Animal Behavior

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option2 28 hrs
AGR 322 Veterinary Laboratory Principles
AGR 329 Veterinary Hematology and Microbiology
AGR 331 Small Animal Diseases
or
AGR 501 Diseases of Livestock
AGR 332 Animal Nursing and Radiography
AGR 340 Veterinary Laboratory Sciences
AGR 410 Advanced Veterinary Hematology
AGR 420 Veterinary Clinical Chemistry
AGR 430 Veterinary Parasitology
AGR 510 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Required Support Courses3 34-37 hrs
AGR 380 Veterinary Laboratory Rotation
AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I
AGR 400 Veterinary Microbiology
AGR 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
or
AGR 590 Internship in Animal Technology
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
CHE 310 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 315 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II
PHY 130 General Physics I
PHY 132 General Physics II
and one of the following:
AGR 502 Advanced Nutrition
CHE 330 Biochemistry
CHE 530 Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Total Curriculum Requirements 136-147 hrs

1Students accepted into veterinary school after three years are required to fulfill 12 hours in the social science and humanities area for graduation.
2Required by the American Veterinary Medical Association for certi