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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Science and Agricultural Systems Major, BS in Construction Science and Agricultural Systems – Agricultural Systems Technology Concentration


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Advisor
Hart

Human activities provide food, shelter, and enjoyment, but they may also negatively impact soil, water, and environmental quality, so there is a constant need for experts in the technologies required to collect sound information and to provide food, fiber, and shelter in an environmentally-sound manner. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Agricultural Systems provides students with a strong grounding in construction sciences or engineering technology to prepare them for a broad range of possible careers.

The Construction Science & Agricultural Systems major has three concentration options: Agricultural Systems Technology, Construction Science, and Off-Road Vehicle Technology. These concentrations are applied programs highly focused on specific technical areas and are designed to provide the skills required to manage the sophisticated technological systems increasingly essential in today’s world. The three concentrations all provide a strong basic science foundation and add coursework designed to create programs of study emphasizing the applications of technology in today’s world. Coursework in economics and the management of a small business are also included, along with oral and written communication. These programs are designed to be less theoretical, more applied, and focused towards specific industries.

Agricultural Systems Technology is designed to provide the skills required to manage the sophisticated technological systems that are increasingly essential to modern agricultural production. The program starts with a basic science foundation, adds courses in crop production, pest control, and protection of soil and water resources, then introduces the technologies and control systems available to make production more efficient and environmentally sound. It rounds out the curriculum with analysis and management courses to tie all the information together and to most effectively use it in making and carrying out management decisions. Directed technical electives allow the student to concentrate in a particular area of agricultural production or to develop increased skills with particular technologies or management tools.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who entered prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Agricultural Systems – Construction Science and Agricultural Systems Major – Agricultural Systems Technology Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 113 * and BIOL 115  5 MATH 130  or higher or one Arts and Humanities*, Cultures and Civilizations*, or Social Sciences* Elective
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
MATH 151  3  
Term 2
BIOL 114 * and BIOL 115  5 MATH 130  or higher
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138  4  
ENGL 102  3  
MATH 152  3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 3
ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3 CHEM 120 * or MATH 151 
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4  
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3  
PHYS 221  4  
Term 4
AREC 212   3 CHEM 120 * and MATH 151 
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
ESS 210   4  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
Term 5
AREC 350   3 CHEM 130 
2Technical Elective  3  
EPP 313   3  
PLSC 457   3  
2Technical Elective 2  
Term 6
ESS 326   3 No milestones
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360  3  
EPP 321   3  
ESS 424   3  
Term 7
AREC 412   3 Apply to graduate
CSAS 414 , CSAS 434 , CSAS 474   9  
2Technical Elective 3  
Term 8
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
CSAS 432  or AREC 444 , CSAS 462   6  
2Technical Electives 6  
TOTAL 120  
1 Chosen from the University General Education list .
2 Note that some electives have required prerequisites. See individual course descriptions for specific information. ALEC 450 ; AREC 342 ; CSAS 202 , CSAS 452 ; EPP 410 , EPP 425 ; ESS 442 , ESS 444 , ESS 462 ; IE 304 , IE 423 ; MARK 300 ; MGT 201 ; PLSC 240 , PLSC 410 *, PLSC 430 , PLSC 434 , PLSC 435 .

*  Meets University General Education Requirement .

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