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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Technology Management (B.S.)

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.

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 (38 credit hours)

  • Communication Electives Credits: (6) (from List 1)
  • Humanities and/or Social Sciences electives Credits: (9) (from List 2)

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 Elective (6 credit hours)

(choose a minimum of 6 hrs from List 5)

Technology Courses (11 credit hours)

Agricultural science courses (10 credit hours)

  • Credits: (4)
  • Agricultural Science Electives Credits: (6) (minimum of 6 credit hrs from List 6, 7 or 8; 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 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8)

Free electives (3 credit hours)

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 Introductory Physical Geography
  • 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 6: Biological, Natural Resource & Environmental Electives

Total credit hours required for graduation: (minimum of 123)


Must satisfy K-State 8 general education requirements.

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.