Courses in the department give instruction in selection, breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of beef and dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and companion animals, as well as instruction in the processing and use of the products these animals provide. There are five options of study to choose from: animal products, business, communications, production/management, and science/pre-vet.
In addition to classrooms, office space, and laboratories located in Weber and Call Halls, the department maintains several animal and poultry units within easy access to the campus that house the beef and dairy cattle, horses, swine, sheep, and poultry used for teaching and research.
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.
Bachelor’s degree requirements
Select 4 courses from 2 other Agriculture departments–minimum of 11 credit hours. (1 hour courses cannot be applied, cannot use courses from AGCOM).
- AGEC - Any AGEC course except AGEC 490
- AGRON - Any AGRON course
- ATM - Any ATM course
- ENTOM - Any ENTOM course
- FDSCI - Any course
- FOR - Any FOR course
- GRSC - Any GRSC course
- HORT - Any HORT course
- PLPTH - Any PLPTH course
- or above
Humanities/Social Science (minimum of 9 credit hours)
Must be taken from more than one department. Maximum 3 credit hours in performance courses.
- AMETH 160 to 501
- ANTH - Any course
- ART - Any course
- DANCE 120 to 200, 225 to 420, 495 to 690
- ECON 120 to 799
- , 210 to 299, , 320 to 399, 420 to 499, 536 to 599, 605 to 660, 670 to 695, 700 to 760, 790 to 799
- FSHS - Any course
- , , , 300 to 799
- HIST - Any course
- Modern Languages - Any course in ARAB, CHINE, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, JAPAN, LATIN, PORT, RUSSN, SPAN, URDU
- MUSIC - Any course
- PHILO - Any course
- POLSC - Any course
- PSYCH - Any course
- SOCIO - Any course
- SOCWK - Any course
- THTRE - Any course
- WOMST - Any course
Mathematics/Statistics/Computers (minimum 3 credit hours)
(Minimum of 3 credit hours)
(Minimum of 3 credit hours)
- AGCOM - Any course
- COMM - Any course
- MC - Any course
Total credit hours required for graduation (126)
45 hours must be at the 300-level or above