School of Agriculture
  James A. Rudolph, Dean
  103 South Oakley Applied Science Building
  270-762-3328
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Broad opportunities for young people to prepare for agricultural and related careers are offered by the School of Agriculture.

The school offers undergraduate and graduate curricula leading to degrees in agricultural science and animal technology. Degree options in agricultural science include (1) agriscience technology, (2) agricultural education, (3) agribusiness, (4) agricultural systems technology, (5) agronomy and (6) horticulture. Degree options in animal technology are (1) animal/equine science and (2) animal health technology/pre-veterinary medicine. The pre-professional curriculum in veterinary medicine is designed to permit a student to complete the requirements for admission to veterinary colleges in less than four years or to allow the student to obtain a B.S. degree from Murray State University within four years if desired.

Nationwide recognition is offered by accreditation agencies such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Departmental facilities include classrooms, laboratories, and offices housed in the south wing of the Hugh L. Oakley Applied Science Building, the A. Carman Animal Health Technology Center, the E.B. Howton Agricultural Engineering Building, greenhouses and three farm laboratories located near the campus.

The horse, dairy, beef, and swine 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.

The School of Agriculture offers three undergraduate degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in agriculture, and an Associate of Science degree with emphasis in agricultural science and technology. Minors are available in agriculture and in equine science.

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 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.
 
 
 
School of Agriculture
Academic Programs
212S Oakley Applied Science Building
270-762-3327

Coordinator: Tony Brannon. Faculty: Bowman, Brannon, Canerdy, Davis, Driskill, Ferguson, Mikulcik, Morgan, Papajeski, Payne, Portillo, Provine, Robertson, Rudolph, Terry, Tischer, Watson, West, Williams.

Faculty members in the school are qualified to guide students in planning their academic programs. Freshmen and transfer students are assigned to faculty members for advising. When students become acquainted with the specific areas, they are encouraged to select an advisor in their area option.


AREA:
Agricultural Science/AgriScience Technology Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 02.0101

University Studies Requirements 49 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 27 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 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

AgriScience Technology Option 27 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

and 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: 6 hrs1

Required Support Courses 20-24 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: 24 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

JMC elective as approved

AGR 585 Specialized Journalism/RTV

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 advisor

Agriculture Public Service/Leadership Emphasis: 21 hrs

AED 583 Practicum in Agricultural Education, Extension,

and Public Service Leadership1

AGR 488 Cooperative Education1

AGR 489 Cooperative Education

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 1-5 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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 02.0101

University Studies Requirements 49 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:

PSY 180 General Psychology

University Studies Electives:

AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture2

CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II

or

GSC 199 Earth Science

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development

(Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in one University Studies math course.)

Agriculture Core Courses 27 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

AGR 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

Agricultural Education Option 27 hrs

AED 380 Agricultural Education, Extension, and 

Leadership

AED 580 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education1

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 28 hrs

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 Education of Students with Disabilities: A

Collaborative Approach

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 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 02.0101

University Studies Requirements 49 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 27 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 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

Agribusiness Option 27 hrs

AGR 233 Statistics for Food and Agriculture

AGR 330 Principles of Agribusiness

AGR 333 Agribusiness Records and Analysis

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 business elective

Marketing/Management Emphasis

ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I

MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management

MKT 360 Principles of Marketing

Approved upper-level business elective

Unrestricted Electives 13 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Agricultural Systems Technology Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 02.0101

University Studies Requirements 50 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 120 General Physics I

Agriculture Core Courses 27 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 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

Agriculture Systems Technology Option 27 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: 12 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 304 Computer Graphics and Design1

ITD 330 Machine Tool Processes

TSM 110 Electrical Systems

Unrestricted Electives 16-18 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs

1Preferred courses.


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Agronomy Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 02.0101

University Studies Requirements 50 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 27 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 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

Agronomy Option 27 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

AGR electives: 3 hrs approved by advisor

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

Approved research electives: 5 hrs

(Selected from a list of research electives approved by

the agronomy advisors.)

Unrestricted Electives 11 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


AREA:
Agricultural Science/Horticulture Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 02.0101

University Studies Requirements 49 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 27 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 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

Horticulture Option 27 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 462 Fine Turf Management

AGR electives: 9 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 25 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


AREA:
Animal Technology/Animal/Equine Science Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 51.0808

University Studies Requirements 49-50 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 26 hrs

Choose one of the following support course emphases.

Food Animal Emphasis

AGR 133 Field Applications for Agriculture

AGR 240 Crop Science

AGR 250 Soil Science

AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

AGR 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

AGR 501 Diseases of Livestock

or

AGR 502 Advanced Nutrition

and one of the following:

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 133 Field Applications for Agriculture

AGR 240 Crop Science

AGR 250 Soil Science

AGR 302 Horse Science

AGR 303 Advanced Horse Science

AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

AGR 401 Equine Breeding and Management

AGR 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

and one of the following:

AGR 201 Intermediate Horsemanship

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 24-25 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


AREA:
Animal Technology/Animal Health Technology Option

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 51.0808

ACCREDITED BY:

American Veterinary Medical Association

University Studies Requirements 49-51 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

Animal Health 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 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 130-135 hrs

1Required by American Veterinary Medical Association for certification.


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

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree

CIP 51.0808

ACCREDITED BY:

American Veterinary Medical Association

University Studies Requirements 49-52 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 (or higher)

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 Option1 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 Courses2 34-37 hrs

AGR 380 Veterinary Laboratory Rotation

AGR 399 Professional Development Seminar I

AGR 400 Veterinary Microbiology

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 120 General Physics I

PHY 121 General Physics II

and one of the following:

AGR 502 Advanced Nutrition

CHE 330 Biochemistry

CHE 530 Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Total Curriculum Requirements 142-147 hrs

1Required by American Veterinary Medical Association for certification.
2Required for entrance to veterinary colleges.


MAJOR:
Agricultural Science

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 02.0101

University Studies Requirements 49 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 39 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 435 Interpretation of Agricultural Research

AGR electives: 12 hrs

Required Minor 21 hrs

Unrestricted Electives 19 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 128 hrs


ASSOCIATE:
Agricultural Science and Technology

Associate of Science Degree

CIP 02.0101

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.

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.