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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Technology Management (B.S.)

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Agricultural technology management emphasizes the application and integration of agricultural/biological sciences, agricultural engineered systems, and business to manage human and natural resources in the production and processing of food and agricultural products. It prepares men and women for technical management positions in food and agricultural industries that require an understanding of both technology and management. Agricultural technology management graduates are typically employed in technical sales, service, and management in agricultural production operations, agribusiness and food and feed processing industries, government agencies, and companies.

Courses are designed to apply physical science concepts and problem solving to food and agricultural systems. Supporting courses provide a foundation of mathematics, chemistry, business, and computer and communication skills. Technical electives are available to develop a degree program that meets personal career objectives.

The curriculum is administered by the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and leads to the bachelor of science degree in agriculture with a major in Agricultural Technology Management.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.

Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.

Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.

For additional information about the University General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Agriculture.

Engineering equipment fee

Students enrolling in ATM courses will be assessed the engineering fee plus any university wide technology fee.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General requirements (39 credit hours)

  • Communication electives Credits: (6) (List 1)
  • Humanities and/or social sciences electives Credits: (9) (List 2)

Agricultural science courses (10 credit hours)

  • Agricultural science electives Credits: (6)
    (minimum of 6 credit hrs from List 6 or 7; all 6 credit hrs must be College of Agriculture courses)

Restricted electives (12 credit hours)

Choose a minimum of 12 credit hours all from the same list
(6 of the 12 credit hours must be 400 level or higher; may use Lists 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7)

Business and management courses (18 credit hours)

Statistics requirement (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Management requirement (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Business and management electives (6 credit hours)

(choose a minimum of 6 hrs from List 4)

Technical courses (11 credit hours)

  • Technology elective Credits: (6) (Choose 6 credit hours from List 3)

Free electives (3 credit hours)

Total credit hours required for graduation (124)

Lists of recommended courses

List 2: Humanities and/or Social Science electives

American Ethnic Studies–any course
Architecture, Planning and Design–any course in history or appreciation of architecture or environmental design
Anthropology–any course
Art–course in appreciation and theory
Dance–any course
Economics–above ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
English–any except courses in composition
Geography–any except GEOG 221 Environmental Geography I and GEOG 321 Environmental Geography II
History–any course
Family Studies and Human Services–any course
Modern Languages–any course
Music–any course in theory or appreciation of music
Philosophy–any course
Political Science–any course
Psychology–any course
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work–any course
Theatre–any course
Women’s Studies–any course

List 5: Biological, Natural Resource & Environmental Sciences electives

  • Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources courses with consent of advisor

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