Agriculture and Natural Resources

Division II Chair: N. Gift

Department Chair: S. Hall

Faculty: Q. Baptiste, S. Clark, S. Hall, and M. Parr


Courses: ANR Courses

Course Sequencing Table: Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major/Minor Requirements: Agriculture and Natural Resources B.S.Agriculture and Natural Resources MinorForest Resource Management Minor

The curriculum for the Agriculture and Natural Resources major combines major, elective, and General Education courses into a program that develops broadly educated graduates and prepares them for careers in the sustainable production of food and fiber, natural resource management, veterinary medicine, and related fields.

Learning opportunities in this field of study include Internships, Independent Study, Team Initiated Study, and the Labor Program.

In addition to supporting students' achievement of the Aims of General Education, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department seeks to assist students in meeting the following learning goals and associated learning outcomes:

Agriculture and Natural Resources Student Learning Goals & Outcomes

Learning Goal 1:
 Understanding Fundamental Concepts

Learning Outcome 1.1: Fundamental Concepts

Know and understand scientific facts and principles pertaining to soils, plants, animals, economics, and ecology.

Learning Outcome 1.2: Application of fundamental principles

Have the ability to apply those facts and principles to the management of agriculture and natural resources systems.

Learning Outcome 1.3: Broader Understanding of the Subject

Understand agriculture and natural resources within the broader societal contexts of culture, ecology, economics, politics, and history, as well as from different perspectives.

Learning Goal 2: Analysis, Study, and Research

Learning Outcome 2.1: Acquire Analytical and Practical Ability

Be capable of studying and analyzing agricultural and natural-resource production systems to address particular problems or questions using appropriate scientific methods of planning, data collection, quantitative analysis, and, presentation.

Learning Outcome 2.2: Develop Presentation Skills through Writing and Speech

Be able to locate, interpret, critically evaluate, synthesize, and present information through writing and speech.

Learning Goal 3: Application of Skills and Knowledge

Learning Outcome 3.1: Apply Appropriate Technology

Be able to apply appropriate technology for managing agriculture and natural resources.

Learning Outcome 3.2: Ready on Career Path

Examine and prepare for career opportunities in agriculture and natural resources, including graduate education.