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 Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering
Forestry and Natural Resources

The Division of Agricultural Sciences offers education and training in food and agricultural sciences. In the tradition of the land-grant college, this division seeks to serve the educational needs of the individual student. The curricula in the division also provides for broad training in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences mainly during the freshman and sophomore years. The junior and senior years are devoted largely to the professional aspects of the student’s area of specialization. In general, the graduation requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree programs is 120 semester hours.

Degrees Offered
The division offers an Associate of Arts degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation and three bachelor of science degree programs: (1) Agribusiness, (2) Agricultural Sciences with options in animal science, agronomy, entomology and structural pest control, food science and (3) Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering. The Division of Agricultural Sciences also offers a master of science degree in agricultural sciences and the Ph.D. degree in entomology in affiliation with the University of Florida.

Faculty
Emeritus Professors: Coultas, Charles; Flowers, Ralph; Heinis, Julius; Hubbard, Michael; Owens, Clarence B.
Professors: Donald, Samuel (Interim Dean); Anderson, Sr., Lee E.; Carter, Lawrence; Colova (Tsolova), Violetka M.; Gardner, Cassel; Hsieh, Yuch; James, Neil; Kairo, Moses T.K.; Kanga, Lambert; Leong, Stephen; Lorenzo, Alfredo; Mbuya, Odemari; Milla, Katherine; Mobley, Ray; Muchovej, James J; Musingo, Mitwe; Olorunnipa, Zacch; Onokpise, Oghenekome (Associate Dean); Pancholy, Sunil; Pescador, Manuel; Phills, Bobby R.; Sheikh, Mehboob; Thomas, Michael; Worthen, Helen Dreamal;
Associate Professors: Cooper, Adrienne, Duke, Edwin; Hand, Samuel E.; Hix, Raymond; Lu, Jiang;  Taylor, Jennifer; Zhong, He
Adjunct Associate Professors: Bloem, Kenneth; Bloem, Stephanie; Hight, Stephen D.; Legaspi, Jesusa (Susie) C.; Reitz, Stuart R.
Assistant Professors: Gitau, Margaret; Park, Hyun-Woo; Sarjeant, Keavin; Thomas, Marlon; Walters, Laurleen
Instructors: Bolques, Alejandro; Paul, Harriett; Wright, Glen
Research Associates: Beaudouin, Jean; Haseeb, Muhammad; McKenzie-Jakes, Angela; Rasmussen, Andrew; Ren, Zhongbo

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Agribusiness is an applied field of study integrating the principles of economics, business, management and agriculture. It also involves solving operational problems of agricultural related firms by using modern decision making aids as well as forecasting and strategic planning .

A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation. Also a minimum of 27 semester hours are required in the major discipline (AEB).

Freshman YearSem.Hrs.
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I3
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II3
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
MAC 1114 Algebra & Trig. Function3
AGG 2004 Intro. to Agric. Science1
ECO 2013 Principles of Econ. I3
ECO 2023 Principles of Econ. II3
Approved Computer Applications Elective3
Add. communications elective, approved ENC or SPH3
General Education Approved Natural Science Courses (2)8
 33

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
AEB 2104 Economics of Agriculture3
STA 2023 Statistics3
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles3
MAC 2233 Business Calculus3
ECO 3101 Microeconomics Theory3
AMH 2091 African American History3
Free Elective3
Directed CESTA Elective3
General Education Approved Humanities Electives (2)
6
 30

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
AEB 3331 Agricultural Price Analysis3
AEB 3143 Agricultural Finance3
QMB 2102 Quantitative Methods (or QMB 3600) 3
AEB 3300 Marketing of Agricultural Products3
ECO 3203 Macroeconomics Theory3
AEB Directed Elective3
Major Directed Elective3
Free Elective3
CESTA Directed Electives
3
 27

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
AEB 4261 Agric Policy3
AEB 4152 Agribusiness Analysis3
BUL 4130 Business Law3
ECO 3421 Econometrics3
AEB 4906 Special Problems3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management 3
AEB Directed Elective3
CESTA Directed Elective3
Free Elective3
Major Directed Elective
3
Total Credit Hours30

Directed Electives:
AEB Directed Electives may be either 3000 or 4000 AEB courses other than the core AEB courses.
C-AG Directed Electives may be any 2000, 3000 or 4000 level course offered in C-AG other than AEB courses.
Major Directed Electives may be any 3000 or 4000 AEB, ECO or ECP course not part of the curriculum. Other substitutions are possible and may be considered on a case by case basis with the permission of the student’s advisor.

International Agriculture and Business

This program is no longer offered and new students will not be admitted into the program effective summer 2011. Students already in the program should contact their advisor or the department.


Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design and Management

This program is no longer offered and new students will not be admitted into the program effective summer 2011. Students already in the program should contact their advisor or the department.

B.S. Degree in Agricultural Science (with Majors)

 Animal Science Programs

There are three (3) options in the Animal Science Programs:
(a) Industry Option
(b) Pre-Vet & Science Option
(c) Veterinary Technology Option
 
(a) Animal Science (Industry Major)

The industry option in animal science prepares individuals to manage technology needed to enhance production and management in the livestock and poultry industries.  The curriculum is designed for students who are interested in preparing themselves for positions in the animal industry.  These include positions in food science, management, production, breeding, nutrition, meats, and reproduction.  It also prepares students for employment in related agricultural agencies of Florida, the U.S. government, and private industry.  The Pre-Vet science option  prepares individuals for further professional development beyond the B.S. degree, as well as entry into a college of veterinary medicine.

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I3
AGG 2004 Intro. to Agri. Science 1
ANS 3006 Intro. to Animal Science 4
BSC 1005, 1005L Biological Sciences4
Humanities I 3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 15
Spring Semester 
ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II3
Approved Computer Application Elective3
AMH 2091 African-American History3
BSC 1010, 1010L General Biology I4
Humanities Elective II3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 16

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
CHM 1015, 1015L Fundamentals of  Chemistry I4
ANS 3244 Beef Production 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I 3
Restricted Electives3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 16
Spring Semester 
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Math 4
CHM 1045, 1045L General Chemistry I 4
ANS 3232 Equine Science & Management Training4
STA 2023 Probability Statistics3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 15

Junior Year Sem. Hrs. 
Fall Semester 
ANS 4080 Animal Science Expt.4
PHY 2053, 2048L College Physics 4
Restricted Electives 6
Forum/Colloquium
 
0
 14
Spring Semester 
AGR 3232 Pasture & Range Management3
ANS 3463 Feeds and Feedings3
BSC 2093, 2093L Anatomy & Physiology4
AEB 2104 Economics of Agriculture 3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 13

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
ANS 3311 Reproduction of Farm Animals4
VME 4117 Animal Sanitation & Disease Control3
Restricted Electives6
ANS 4931 Animal Science Seminar1
Forum/Colloquium
0
 14
Spring Semester 
ANS 3264 Swine Production 3
ANS 4445 Animal Nutrition4
ANS 4932 Special Problems3
ANS 4291 Incubation & Brooding3
Restricted Electives4
Forum/Colloquium
0
 17
Total Credit Hours120


(b) Pre-Vet & Science Major)

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.   
Fall Semester 
ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I 3
AGG 2004 Intro. to Agri. Science1
ANS 3006 Intro. to Animal Science4
BSC 1010, 1010L Biological Sciences4
Humanities I3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 15
Spring Semester 
ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II3
Approved Computer Application Elective3
AMH 2091 African-American History 3
BSC 1011, 1011L General Biology II 4
Humanities Elective II3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 16

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Math4
CHM 1045, 1045L General Chemistry I  4
ANS 3244 Beef Production 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics3
Forum/Colloquium 
0
 14
Spring Semester 
MAC 2311 Calculus I 4
CHM 1046, 1046L General Chemistry II4
ANS 3232 Equine Science & Management Training 4
STA 2023 Probability and Statistics3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 15

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
CHM 2210, 2210L Organic Chemistry I 4
PHY 2053, 2048L College Physics 4
MCB 3020, 3020L Microbiology I 4
ANS 4080 Animal Science Expt 4
Forum/Colloquium
0
 16
Spring Semester 
CHM 2211, 2211L Organic Chemistry II  4
ANS 3463 Feeds and Feedings3
PHY 2054, 2049L College Physics4
BSC 2093, 2093L Anatomy & Physiology4
Forum/Colloquium
0
 15

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
ANS 4931 Animal Science Seminar 1
PCB 3063 Principle of Genetics4
ANS 3311 Reproduction of Farm Animals4
BCH 4033, 4033L Biochemistry4
VME 4117 Animal Sanitation and Disease Control 3
Forum/Colloquium  
0
 16
Spring Semester 
ANS 3264 Swine Production 3
ANS 4445 Animal Nutrition4
ANS 4932 Special Problems 3
ANS 4291 Incubation & Brooding3
Forum/Colloquium
0
 13
Total Credit Hours120
                                                            
*Restricted electives require advisor’s approval and may be selected from the following courses:  AEB 3134, AEB 4152; AEE 4301; AGG 2050C; AGG 4935; ANS 3273, 4932, 3614; APB 3220; AEB 2104 4391; AGR 3210; FOS 2002; FOS 3042; FOS 4222; MCB 3020, Z00 3753; PHA 2004; PCB 3723; ZOO 2203.  

(c) Veterinary Technology Option)

The veterinary technology program focuses on the health and welfare of animals and humans. The major coursework with broad foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, microbiology, and other fields prepares individuals for a wide variety of careers. These include research, medical or veterinary technologists, and technicians, counseling and consulting, pharmaceuticals, teaching, and instruction, management and sales, etc. The veterinary technology program must meet the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) Standards of Accreditation.

Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1011, 1102 Freshman Communication Skills I & II6
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
ATE 1001 Introduction to Veterinary Technology1
BSC 1010 & 1010L General Biology I with Lab4
BSC 1011 & 1011L General Bioldoy II with Lab4
AMH 2091 African-American History3
MAC 1133/1114 College Algebra and Trigonometry or (Statistics STA 2023)3
ATE 1741 Veterinary Medical Terminology1
CGS 2060 Computer Literacy I

3
 28

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 1045 & 1045L General Chemistry I w/Lab4
BSC 2093 & 2093L Anatomy & Physiology4
ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science4
Social Sciences Elective  (other than AMH 2091) ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology3
CHM 1046 & 1046L General Chemistry II with Lab4
PCB 3065 Principles of Genetics with Lab4
ANS 4445 Animal Nutrition4
ATE 3515 Legal and Ethical Issues

3
 30

Junior YearSem. Hrs
ATE 3659 Animal Nursing and Restraint3
ATE 3616 Zoonotic Disease3
ANS 3311 Reproduction of Farm Animals 4
 ANS XXXX ANS Elective (ANS 3273 Small Ruminant Management)3
 MCB 3020 Microbiology with Lab4
 ATE 3616 Animal Health Management3
 ATE 2XXX Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology3
 ATE 3664 Animal Disease & Prevention3
 ANS 3231 Equine Management4
ANS 4080C ANS Restricted Elective (ANS 4080C Animal Science Experimentation)4
 34

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
ATE 3615 Veterinar Pharmacology3
ATE 4317 Introduction to Veterinary Hospital Management3
VME 4117 Animal Sanitation3
ATE XXXX Restricted Elective (ANS 3244 Beef Cattle Production or ANS 3614 Meats3-4
ATE 2638 Veterinary Clinical Pathology3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia & Surgical Nursing3
ANS 4931 Animal Science Seminar 1
ANS XXXX Restricted Elective (ANS 3273 Swine Sciences or ANS 3463 Feeds and Feeding)3
 ATE 3XXX Clinical Rotation/Work Experience I2
 ATE 3XXX Clinical Rotation/Work Experience II2
 ATE 3XXX Clinical Rotation/Work Experience III

2
 28-29
Total Credit Hours120


 Agronomy Major

The major in Agronomy is designed to prepare students for careers as soil scientists, soil conservationists, and plant scientists with government and private agencies that require personnel having knowledge and expertise with soils and agronomic crops.  

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I3
Humanities Elective3
AMH 2020 U.S. History 3
AGG 2004 Intro to Agri. Science1
MAC 1104 College Algebra 3
BSC 1010, 1010L General Biology4
ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II 3
AMH 2091 African American History3
MAC 1114 Algebraic & Trig. Functions  3
BSC 1011, 1011L General Biology I
4
  30

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Humanities Elective3
CHM 1045, 1045L General Chemistry I4
PHY 2048 General Physics4
CHM 1046, 1046L General Chemistry II4
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I 3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
CGS 2571 Overview Microcomputer Application3
BOT 1010C Elementary Botany
4
 28

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
ENY 3004 General Entomology4
HOS 3010C Horticultural Science  3
PCB 3063 Principles of Genetics 4
CHM 2210, 2210L Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 2211, 2211L Organic Chemistry II or
CHM 3120, 3120L Quantitative Analysis 
4
SWS 3022 Nature and Properties of Soils 4
AGR 3210 Field Crops Science3
BOT 3504C Plant Pathology
4
 31

Senior YearSem. Hrs.
BOT 3503C Plant Physiology 4
AGG 4935 Agri. Senior Seminar  1
AGR 4512 Plant Ecology3
AGR 3232C Pasture and Range Management 3
ENC 3210Technical Writing 3
STA 2023 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I3
SWS 4427 Soil and Plant Analysis 3
SWS 3211C Soil and Water Conservation3
SWS 4732C Soil Survey3
SWS 4131C Soil Fertility and Fertilizers 3
Electives
3
 32
Total Credit Hours120

*Electives are selected subject to the approval of the academic advisor. ABE 4034C, AGR 4430C, AGR 4905, AGG 2050C & FOR 3093.

 Entomology & Structure Pest Control Major

The major in entomology & structure pest control prepares individuals to seek positions in state and federal agencies or private businesses, including structural pest control ones that concern themselves with various entomological activities.  The curriculum is offered for students interested in positions in urban entomology, forensic and medical entomology, biological control, aquatic environmental sciences and general entomology.  Excellent employment opportunities are available in Florida and nationwide.

Freshman YearSem. Hrs      
ENC 1101 Freshman Comm. Skills I  3
ENC 1102 Freshman Comm. Skills II 3
SPC 2600  Public Speaking 3
BSC 1010C General Biology I 4
Humanities Elective  3
Humanities Elective3
MAC 1105 College Algebra3
MAC 1114 College Algebra & Trig. Functions 3
AGG 2004 Intro. to Ag. Sciences 1
BSC 1011C General Biology II
4
 30

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 1045, 1045L General Chemistry I  4
ENY 3004C General Entomology 4
AMH 2091 African American History 3
Foreign Language I (Lec. & Lab) or Approved Elective* 4
Foreign Language II (Lec. & Lab) or Approved Elective* 4
Approved Computer Applications Elective3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I (or Soc. Sci. Elective) 3
Elective (Agriculture)** 2
CHM 1046, 1046L General Chemistry II  w/Lab
4
 31
                                                                                                                                                          

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
BOT 1010 Botany w/Lab (1010L)4
CHM 2210, 2210L Organic Chemistry I 4
PCB 2033C Introduction to Ecology 3
ENY 2570 Principles of Environmental Entomology 3
ENY 4150 Systematic Entomology3
PCB 3063C Principles of Genetics4
STA 3023 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I3
ZOO 2203 Invertebrate Zoology3
Elective (Agriculture or Entomology Elective)**  
3
 30
Junior Year  - Summer 
ENY 3949 Entomology Internship1-6 (variable)

Senior Year

Sem. Hrs.
ENY 4354C Insect Morphology4
AGG 4935 Senior Seminar or ENY 49311
*Approved Electives (Entomology, Agriculture, Biology)**   12-17
Free Electives
6
 23-28
Total Credit Hours120

* or 2nd Specialty if language requirements are met.
**Subject to the approval of the academic advisor. Approved electives  include ENY 2001, ENY 3222, ENY 3223, ENY 3560, ENY 3661C, ENY 3668C, ENY 4229, ENY 4501, ENY 4907, ENY 3701, CAGG 2050C, AGR 4530C, AGR 4512, ANS 3006, BOT  3503C, BOT, 3504C, FOS 3042, HOS 3010C, ORH 3517, ORH 3222, PLS 2221, SWS 3022C, SWS 3211C.

 Food Science Major

Food Science is a multidisciplinary science field that utilizes knowledge from areas such as chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, physics, biotechnology, mathematics, and engineering to solve the many problems that threaten our food supply as well as to create new food products.  Food Science seeks to ensure that our foods are safe, tasty, nutritious, convenient, and abundant.  The major in food science is designed to instruct students in the scientific principles that govern techniques and methods used in the preparation, processing, storage, evaluation, and utilization of foods.  All students are exposed to an off campus food experience as part of their training.  Graduates of this program are prepared to function in government, academic and corporate sectors of the food industry. The food industry is the world’s largest industry and employment opportunities are available throughout the country.

Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I3
AGG 2004 Introduction to Agricultural Sciences1
AMH 2010 U.S. History: 1492 to 18653
BSC 1010, 1010L General Biology I w/Lab4
Approved Computer Applications Elective3
CHM 1045, 1045L General Chemistry I w/Lab4
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II3
BSC 1011, 1011L General Biology II w/Lab4
FOS 2002 Food and Man

3
 28

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 1046, 1046L General Chemistry I w/Lab4
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Mathematics4
AMH 2091 African American History3
Humanities General Education Requirement3
CHM 2210, 2210L Orangic Chemistry I w/Lab4
HUN 2401 Human Nutrition3
Social Science General Education, SYG 2000 or PSY 20123
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry4
SPC 2600 Public Speaking

3
 31

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
FOS 3042, 3042L Introduction to Food Science w/Lab4
CHM 2211, 2211L Organic Chemistry I w/Lab4
STA 2023 Introduction to Probability & Statistics I3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I or AEB 2104 Economics of Agriculture3
AGG 2050 Introduction to Biotechnology2
Physics Requirement w/Lab4
FOS 4930 Seminar in Food Science1
FOS 4222C Food Microbiology and Safety4
FOS 3429 Processing of Plant Foods3
BCH 4033, 4033L Biochemistry I w/Lab

4
 31

Senior Year  Sem. Hrs.
FOS 4312C Food Analysis4
FOS 4454C Food Fermentation3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management3
 FOS 4940 Practical Food Experience 3
 *Restricted Elective 3
 FOS 4311, 4311L Food Chemistry  w/Lab4
 FOS 4425 Food Manufacturing & Storage3
Ethics Requirement 3
*Elective (3000 or higher)

3
 29
Total Credit Hours 120


*FOS Electives: FOS 3004; FOS 3429; FOS 3121; FOS 4005; FOS 4202; FOS 4435C; FOS 4454C; FOS 4641; FOS 4731; FOS 4942; AGG 4420; ANS 3614.
*All electives are selected subject to the approval of the academic advisor.

Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation Program
Associate of Arts
The 2 2 joint degree program in Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation implemented in 1992 by the Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the University of Florida (UF) operates on a two tier basis.

The curriculum of the Associate in Arts degree provides broad training in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences during the freshman and sophomore years. Approximately 60 hours are devoted to the general and pre-professional education sequence which includes courses in English, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health and history, as well as some electives.

The program at UF picks up where the Associate in Arts degree leaves off. Students continue their education in one of several specialties in Forestry and Natural Resource Conservation. During their junior and senior years, students must earn approximately 63 hours, including electives, toward graduation. Graduates of this program are able to obtain professional careers in government and private and academic sectors nationally and internationally.

Freshman Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I  3
AMH 2091 African American History3
MAC 1114 Algebraic and Trig. Functions 3
BSC 1010, 1010L General Biology I4
ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II 3
FOR 3093 Forestry & Urban Environments 3
BSC 1011, 1011L General Biology II 4
Humanities I Elective 3
PSY 2012 Intro. to Psychology 3
CHM 1045, 1045L General Chemistry4
 33

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
AGG 2004 Introduction to Agricultural  Science1
MAC 2231 Business Calculus 3
SWS 3022, 3022L Nature & Properties of Soils  4
STA 2013 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
CGS 2571 Overview of MicroComputer Applications3
SPC 2600 Public Speaking 3
PHY 2048 College  Physics3
Restricted Elective/Predendrology 4
ECO 2023 Principles of Economics 3
Humanities II Elective 3
 30
Total Credit Hours62


Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE)

Description of Major Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) integrates engineering and the agricultural, biological, and chemical sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering has two options:
(1) Bioprocessing and Food Engineering
(2) Natural Resources Conservation Engineering

The program provides the students with a strong background in engineering fundamentals by incorporating a series of general engineering courses offered through the College of Engineering. It then provides a professional focus by combining courses in biochemical, food and natural resources engineering. Within the curriculum, students focus on solving current problems related to natural resource management and conservation as well as biological and agricultural production and processes. Graduates of the program are prepared for graduate studies in science and engineering, professional studies and/or for work as engineers in industry and government, solving complex engineering problems and designing products and processes.

The 128 semester hour curriculum provides the BASE students the opportunity to choose one of two major emphasis areas: (1) natural resource conservation engineering or  (2) bioprocessing and food engineering. The BASE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in STEM fields, including health fields or for a career in agricultural engineering, biotechnology, environmental engineering, process engineering and other related engineering.

Graduates primarily find employment in private industry, consulting, government (including local, state, and federal government agencies such as USDA and EPA).

Prequisite Coursework in the Division of Agricultural Sciences

There are statewide Common Program prerequisites for all majors in the Division. Ther following must be completed with a grade fo "C" or higher. These courses may be taken as partial fulfillment of General Education requirements or as general electives.

MAC 1105 College Algebra or Higher Level Approved Math*                      3
BSC 1010C General Biology I*                                                                    4
BSC 1010C General Biology II*                                                                   4
CHM X045 General Chemistry I* w/Lab                                                      4
CHM X046 General Chemistry II w/Lab                                                      4
MAC X311 Calculus with Analystic Geometry*                                           3
ECO X013                                                                                                   3*
SYG X000 or PSY X012                                                                             3*
SPC 2600 Public Speaking                                                                         3
CGS 2571 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications*                             3
STA 2023 Introduction to Probability and Statistics                                    3

*This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes identified in the state Common Prerequisite Manual at www.fact.org will be accepted.

NOTE: Statewide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for other courses that may serve as acceptable alternatives, visit www.facts.org.

NOTE: Course Prerequisites Policy

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the prerequisites of a course prior to enrollment in a course. A student may contact his or her advisor or the department chair for additional information concerning course prerequisites and this policy. Failure to fulfill course prerequisites may result in the administrative cancellation of enrollmet in the course at any time during the semester with no refund of tuition of fees.

*NOTE: Some prerequisites/requirements coursework may also be applied to General education requirements in math and science.

Foreign Language Requirement

Transfer students are required to have completed two (2) years in high school or eight semester hours (or equivalent) at an accredited undergraduate institution in one foreign language or American Sign Language prior to enrollment or graduation.


Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering Program Educational Objectives
  1. Are successful in graduate or professional study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and related fields.
  2. Are successful practitioners in the engineering profession at all levels (e.g. engineering design, management, consulting, engineering education, etc.).
  3. Are capable of operating in the global arena to meet societal needs for agricultural, biological and natural resource systems.
  4. Have a sense of professional and societal responsibility.
BASE Teaching Program Outcomes

The expected outcomes of BASE teaching program have been established that graduates perform the following:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering in a broad area of Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering;
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data related to Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering;
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic contraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(e) an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical  responsibility;
(g) an ability to communicate effectively;
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of biological and agricultural engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context;
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering; and
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) is a branch of engineering which integrates agricultural, biological, chemical and engineering sciences. If focuses on solving current problems related to natural resource management and conservation as well as biological and agricultural production and processes. The 128 semester hour curriculum provides the BASE students the opportunity to choose one of two major emphasis areas, i.e., natural resource conservation engineering or bioprocessing and food engineering. The Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in private industry, consulting, government agencies (including local, state, and federal government agencies such as USDA and EPA), educational institutions, graduate programs, medicine and many other fields.


  Natural Resources Conservation Engineering Option
Freshman Year  Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101 Communication Skills I3
BSC 1010 Biology I3
BSC 1010L Biology I Lab1
MAC 2311 Calculus I4
ABE 1010 Introduction to BASE2
AMH 2091 African-American History3
ENC 1102 Communication Skills II3
BSC 1011 Biology II3
BSC 1011 Biology II Lab1
MAC 2312 Calculus II4
EGN 2123 Computer Graphics for Engineering2
SUR 2140 Elementary Surveying4
SUR 2140L Elementary Surveying Lab1
 32

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
AGG 3921 Sophomore Seminar I              0
PHY 2048 General Physics I4
PHY 2048L General Physics I Lab1
CHM 1045 Chemistry I3
CHM 1045L Chemistry Lab1
MAC 3313 Calculus III5
PHY 2049 General Physics II3
PHY 2049L General Physics II Lab1
AGG 3921 Sophomore Seminar II0
EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics4
MAP 2302 Differential Equations3
CHM 1046 Chemistry II3
CHM 1046L Chemistry II Lab1
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Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
SOS 3022 Nature and Property of Soils3
SOS 3022L Nature and Property of Soils Lab1
EEL 3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
EEL 3003L Introduction to Electrical Engineering Lab1
ABE 3013 Introduction to Design Analysis3
COP 2221 Programming in C Language3
EML 3100 Thermodynamics2
ABE 3650 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials3
MAP 3305 Engineering Mathematics3
ABE 3212C Resources Conservation Engineering4
EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics4
EML 3015C Thermal-Fluids4
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Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
ABE 4042 Senior Design Project I2
EML 3016C Thermal-Fluids II4
ABE 4224 Non-Point Source Pollution3
ENC 3210 Technical Writing3
EGN 3331 Strength of Materials3
ABE 4043 Senior Design Project II2
ETG 4939 Professional Seminar1
ABE 4232 Water Management Systems Design3
ABE 4612 Environmental Modifications and Controls3
XXX XXXX Engineering or Science Elective2
STA 3023 Probability & Statistics3
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Total Credit Hours128

Engineering and Science Elective must be selected from 3000 level courses with advisor's approval. ABE 4830 and ABE 701 can be used as electives when offered.

Bioprocessing and Food Engineering Option

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Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101 Communication Skills I3
BSC 1010 Biology I3
BSC 1010L Biology Lab1
MAC 2311 Calculus I4
ABE 1010 Introduction to BASE2
AMH 2091 Afro-American History3
ENC 1102 Communication Skills II3
BSC 1011 Biology II3
BSC 1011L Biology II Lab1
MAC 2312 Calculus II4
CHM 1045 Chemistry I3
CHM 1045L Chemistry I Lab1
ABE 2001L Introduction to Computer Applications3
EGN 2123 Computer Graphics in Engineering2
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics3