Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Applied Science

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College: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Applied Science
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: No
Advisor: CASNR Dean's Office
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Applied Science

COLLEGE: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

MAJOR: Applied Science

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Applied Science

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: No

ADVISOR: CASNR Dean's Office

DESCRIPTION

Coordinator: Tiffany Heng-Moss, 103 Agricultural Hall

Advisor: CASNR Dean's Office

Website: http://appliedscience.unl.edu

The applied science degree program is designed for the student seeking a broad education in the agricultural, life, and natural resource sciences combined with essential studies in the natural sciences, leadership, communication skills, humanities and social sciences.

This degree program prepares students for occupations that involve the application of science in society. It teaches an integrated understanding of how basic and applied science benefit and impact us in daily life.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

A minimum of 30 hours of CASNR designated course work must be completed at the 200 level or above and a minimum of 15 hours must be completed at the 300 level or above (200 and 300 level courses can come from elective credits as long as all the degree requirements have been met). To meet degree requirements, students must have a course in at least four CASNR departments or program areas.

NOTE: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may be taken online.

College Integrative Courses6

SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3

*AGRI 485 Investigations in Applied Science (capstone, ACE 10)3

Mathematics and Statistics (beyond college algebra)5-6

Select from: MATH 102, MATH 103, MATH 104, MATH 106, STAT 218, *ECON 215

NOTE: Proficiency at the college algebra level must be demonstrated either by a placement exam or through course work. If MATH 103 is taken, only 2 cr hrs can be counted toward this requirement.

Communication6

Written Communication (ACE 1)3

Select from: *ENGL 150, *ENGL 151, *ENGL 254, JGEN 120, *JGEN 200, *JGEN 220

Communication and Interpersonal Skills Electives (ACE 2)3

Select from: *ALEC 102, COMM 101, COMM 209, *COMM 286, *JGEN 300

Natural Sciences20

Biological Sciences (ACE 4)4

Select from: BIOS 101 & BIOS 101L or LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L or *AGRO 131 & AGRO 132

*AGRO 315 or BIOS 2064

CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 (ACE 4)4

CHEM 106 or CHEM 1104

PHYS 141 or PHYS 151 or *MSYM 109 (ACE 4)4

Economics (ACE 6)3

Select from: *ECON 200 or *ECON 211 or *ECON 212 or AECN 141

Humanities and Social Sciences12

Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE areas 5, 7, 8 and 9 as Humanities and Social Science electives.

Degree Requirements

Requirements18

*AGRI 115 Biotechnology: Food, Health & Environment3

*ENTO 115 Insect Biology (*BIOS 115)3

*FDST 131 The Science of Food (*CHEM 131/*NUTR 131)3

*NRES 108 Earth’s Natural Resource Systems Lab3

*NRES 422 Laboratory Earth: Earth’s Changing Systems3

*AGRI 282 Introduction to Global Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues or AECN 265 Resource & Environmental Economics I (NREE 265)3

Food, Animal, and Plant Science Electives9

Select 9 hours from:

*AGRO 131 Plant Science (HORT 131) (if not taken for Natural Science requirement) (3 hr)

AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Lab (if not taken for Natural Science requirement) (1 hr)

AGRO 204 Resource-Efficient Crop Management (3 hr)

AGRO 240 Forage Crop & Pasture Management (RNGE 240) (3 hr)

AGRO 269 Principles of Soil Management (SOIL 269) (3 hr)

AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology (4 hr)

AGRO 340 Range Management & Improvement (RNGE 340) (3 hr)

AGRO 405 Crop Management Strategies (3 hr)

AGRO 406 Plant Ecophysiology: Theory & Practice (HORT 406/NRES 406) (4 hr)

*AGRO 437 Animal, Food & Industrial Uses of Grain (2 hr)

*AGRO 438 Producing Grain for Animal, Food & Industrial Uses (1 hr)

AGRO 445 Livestock Management on Range & Pasture (ASCI 451/RNGE 445) (3 hr)

ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology & Industry (4 hr)

*ASCI 310 Fresh Meats (3 hr)

ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition & Feeding (3 hr)

*ASCI 410 Processed Meats (3 hr)

ENTO 308 Management of Field Crop Insects (3 hrs)

*ENTO 401 Insect Physiology (3 hrs)

*ENTO 403 Management of Horticultural Crop Insects (3 hrs)

HORT 325 Greenhouse Practices & Management (4 hrs)

HORT 462 Nursery Management & Crop Production (4 hrs)

MSYM 354 Soil Conservation & Watershed Management (SOIL 354/WATS 354) (3 hrs)

*MSYM 452 Irrigation Systems Management (*HORT 452/*WATS 452) (3 hrs)

*NUTR 253 Cultural Aspects of Food & Nutrition (3 hrs)

PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology (BIOS 369) (3 hrs)

VBMS 303 Principles & Prevention of Livestock Diseases (3 hrs)

Food Genetics, Biotechnology, and Processing Electives6

Select 6 hours from:

AGRO 216 Plant Breeding Principles & Practice (BIOS 216/HORT 216) (2 hrs)

*AGRO 411 Crop Genetic Engineering (2 hr)

*AGRO 412 Crop & Weed Genetics (1 hr)

*ASCI 210 Animal Products (3 hrs)

ASCI 330 Animal Breeding (4 hrs)

*ENTO 409 Insect Control by Host-Plant Resistance (3 hrs)

FDST 101 Introductory Food Science (2 hrs)

*FDST 405 Food Microbiology (BIOS 445) (3 hrs)

*FDST 455 Microbiology of Fermented Foods (2 hrs)

BIOS 312 Microbiology (3 hrs)

BIOS 425 Plant Biotechnology (3 hrs)

MSYM 364 Agricultural Products Processing & Handling (3 hrs)

Ecology Electives9

Select 9 hours from:

*AECN 357 Natural Resource & Environmental Law (*NREE 357) (3 hrs)

AGRO 153 Soil Resources (HORT 153/SOIL 153) (4 hrs)

*AGRO 361 Soils, Environment & Water Quality (*GEOL 361/*NRES 361/*SOIL 361/*WATS 361) (3 hrs)

AGRO 426 Invasive Plants (HORT 426/NRES 426) (3 hrs)

AGRO 435 Agroecology (HORT 435/NRES 435) (3 hrs)

AGRO 436 Agroecosystems Analysis (HORT 436) (3 hrs)

AGRO 440 Great Plains Ecosystem (NRES 440/RNGE 440) (3 hrs)

BIOS 454 Ecological Interactions (NRES 454) (3 hrs)

BIOS 457 Ecosystem Ecology (GEOL 457) (4 hrs)

ENTO 300 Toxins in the Environment (BIOS 300/NRES 300) (3 hrs)

*ENTO 402 Aquatic Insects (*BIOS 485/*NRES 402) (2 hrs)

*ENTO 406 Insect Ecology (*BIOS 406) (3 hrs)

GEOL 106 Environmental Geology (3 hrs)

METR 100 Weather & Climate (4 hrs)

*AGRO 107 Invasive Plant Species: Impacts on Ecosystems (*NRES 107) (3 hrs)

NRES 208 Applied Climate Sciences (3 hrs)

NRES 211 Introduction to Conservation Biology (3 hrs)

NRES 220 Principles of Ecology (BIOS 220) (3 hrs)

NRES 281 Introduction to Water Science (GEOG 281/WATS 281) (3 hrs)

NRES 452 Climate & Society (AGRO 450/GEOG 450/METR 450) (3 hrs)

PLPT 270 Biological Invaders (AGRO 270/HORT 270/NRES 270) (3 hrs)

Entrepreneurship, Economics, and Policy Electives6

Select 6 hours from:

*AECN 256 Legal Aspects in Agriculture (3 hrs)

AECN 325 Marketing of Agricultural Commodities (MRKT 325) (3 hrs)

AECN 345 Policy Issues in Agriculture & Natural Resources (3 hrs)

*AECN 346 World Food Economics (3 hrs)

*AECN 357 Natural Resource & Environmental Law (NREE 357) (3 hrs)

AECN 420 International Food & Agricultural Trade (3 hrs)

*ALEC 202 Leadership Development in Small Groups & Teams (3 hrs)

*ALEC 302 Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations (3 hrs)

*ALEC 407 Supervisory Leadership (3 hrs)

*ALEC 410 Environmental Leadership (*NRES 413) (3 hrs)

*ALEC 414 Classic Figures in Leadership (3 hrs)

*ALEC 477 Leadership & Motivation (3 hrs)

ENSC 220 Introduction to Energy Systems (3 hrs)

ENSC 230 Energy & the Environment: Economics & Policy (3 hrs)

ENTR 121 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management (MNGT 121) (3 hrs)

ENTR 321 Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Organizations (MNGT 321) (3 hrs)

*ENTR 421 Initiating & Managing Entrepreneurial Growth (*MNGT 421) (3 hrs)

*MNGT 422 Managing Rapid Growth and Change in Organizations (*ENTR 422) (3 hrs)

HORT 388 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (ABUS 388/AGRO 388/EAEP 388/ENTR 388) (3 hrs)

NRES 323 Natural Resources Policy (3 hrs)

Core Requirements52-53

Degree Requirements48

Free Electives19-20

Career Experience (optional)1-3

AGRI 395 Applied Science Internship

Total Requirements for Graduation120