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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Agricultural Science 017  

Agricultural Science 017

Degree: B.S.

Coordinator:James F. White (

Peter J. Bastardo
Waller 209
Richard H. Merritt
Foran 272
2-9711 (247)
Peter Oudemans
James F. White
Foran 386
2-9375 (357)
James E. Wohlt
Bartlett 306

The agricultural science program is designed for students interested in production agriculture, farm management, nursery crop management, or agricultural science teacher education. Students may focus on animal or plant agriculture within one of the three options: agroecology, animal science, or plant science.

In addition to the three options, students working toward science teacher certification should complete the minor program in teacher education. The minor program is prerequisite to the application for a fifth year of studies, leading to a master's degree through the Graduate School of Education. See the Executive Director of Teacher Education (Waller Hall 209) for details.

I. College Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis (5-6 credits)

11:015:101 Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment (2)

11:015:400 Junior/Senior Colloquium (BA)

II. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences

A.Life Sciences (12 credits)

01:119:101-102 General Biology (4,4)

11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)

B.Physical Sciences (12 credits)

01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)

01:460:101 Introductory Geology (3)

III. Humanities and the Arts (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

IV. Multicultural and International Studies (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes

A.Human Behavior (3 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

B.Economic Systems (6 credits)

11:373:121 Principles and Applications of Microeconomics (3) or equivalent

01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

C.Political Processes (3 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

VI. Oral and Written Communication (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

VII. Experience-Based Education (3 credits)

11:199:200 Cooperative Education I (3-6) or 11: 015:483,484 Research Problems (BA,BA) or 01:015:331,332,333 Agricultural Science Practicum (1-3,1-3,1-3) or equivalent

VIII. Proficiency in Agricultural Science (37-70 credits)


Quantitative Skills (3-4)

01:640:___ At least one term of mathematics (4) or 01: 960:___ statistics (3)

Computer and Information Technology Competence (3)

01:198:110 Introduction to Computers and Their Application (3) or equivalent

Professional Ethics (3)

01:730:250 Environmental Ethics (3) or 01:730:251 Ethics and Business (3)

Additional Requirements (10)

11:372:381 Introduction to Systems Thinking and the Systems Approach (3)

11:375:266 Soils and Their Management (4) or 11:375: 453 Soil Ecology (3) or11:375:454 Soil Biological Processes (3)

11:776:200 Modern Crop Production (3) orequivalent

B. OPTIONS (21-47)

1. Agricultural Science Teacher Education (21)

Students seeking secondary agricultural science teacher certification must fulfill the requirements of the minor program in science and agriculture teacher education described at the end of this chapter.

2. Agroecology (46-50)

Required courses (18)

11:015:230 Fundamentals of Agroecology (3)

11:015:301 Topics in Agroecology (3)

11:015:350 Agroecology Practicum (3)

11:373:323 Public Policy toward the Food Industry (3) or 11: 373:363 Environmental Economics (3)

11:776:221 Principles of Organic Crop Production (3)

11:776:242 Plant Science (3)

At least two courses concerning plant pests and pathogens (6-7):

11:370:350 Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management (3)

11:370:381 Insect Biology (4)

11:770:301 General Plant Pathology (3)

11:770:402 Mycology: Fungi in the Environment (3)

11:776:402 Principles of Weed Science (3)

At least four courses in agricultural production and management (10-13):

11:067:142 Animal Science (3)

11:067:330 Animal Nutrition (3) and11:067:331 Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1)

11:067:335, 336 Livestock Production and Management I,II (3,3)

11:067:337, 338 Livestock Production and Management Laboratory I,II (2,2)

11:776:211 Introduction to Horticulture (3)

11:776:310 Plant Propagation (3)

11:776:321 Greenhouse Management and Crop Production (3)

11:776:341 Fruit Production (3)

11:776:439 Nursery Crop Production (3)

At least two additional courses in economics and business (6):

11:373:231 Agribusiness Marketing (3)

11:373:241 Agribusiness Management (3)

11:373:363 Environmental Economics (3)

At least two additional courses in ecology (6):

11:704:317 Conservation Ecology (3)

11:704:451 Ecosystems Ecology and Global Change (3)

11:704:488 Restoration Ecology (4)

3. Animal Science (35-37)

Required courses (11-13)

11:067:142 Animal Science (3)

11:067:335 Livestock Production and Management I (3)

11:067:337 Livestock Production and Management Laboratory I (2)

11:067:384 Horse Management (3) or 11:067:336 Livestock Production and Management II (3) and 11:067:338 Livestock Production and Management Laboratory II (2)

Electives (24)

Additional courses, chosen in consultation with the faculty adviser in a variety of areas relevant to agriculture.

4. Plant Science (33)

Required courses (9)

11:370:350 Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management (3)

11:770:301 General Plant Pathology (3) orequivalent

11:776:211 Introduction to Horticulture (3)

Electives (24)

Additional courses, chosen in consultation with the faculty adviser in a variety of areas relevant to agriculture.

IX. Unspecified Electives (0-32 credits)

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