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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

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Bruce W. McGowan
Interim Dean/Director

Extension Assistant Specialist - Administrative Operations, Office Management

Janell Cofey

Extension Specialist - Administration

Vera Bohannon

The School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences encompasses academic programs in the Departments of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, and Human Sciences, as well as an interdisciplinary program in Regulatory Science within the Department of Agriculture. Other programs include 1890 Cooperative Extension, Evans-Allen Research and the Office of International Programs. Within the broad parameters of its tripartite mission, the school seeks to develop, disseminate and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in the human and agricultural sciences. This mission is visible in the following goals:

  1. To provide relevant academic instruction and student experiential learning in selected areas;
  2. To identify social and economic problems and conduct appropriate problem-solving research; and
  3. To disseminate research results through Extension activities, workshops and other educational outreach programs.

All academic programs provide well balanced educational activities designed to prepare students for professional careers, to encourage constructive citizenship, and to develop leadership skills and potential. Many tools and strategies are used in assessing student progress. State and University mandated performance tests are major assessment tools. The School’s assessment program also includes a senior exit survey, the required student Portfolio and the Capstone Senior Seminar.

In addition, student progress is monitored through advisory conferences, supervisory evaluations of internship experiences, participation in campus activities and organizations, and other evidence of personal and professional growth.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences with options in:

Regulatory Science with options in:

Master of Science in Agricultural Regulations

Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Biology with tracks in:

Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries

PhD in Aquaculture/Fisheries

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences with options in:

All degree programs provide the knowledge base required for entry into appropriate professional careers as well as advanced studies in the selected discipline. Research, outreach, and international programs emphasize developing economic resources, building human capital, and enhancing the quality of life in the United States and abroad.

As technology transfer is an important component of all programs, student learning experiences include the application of computer technology and opportunities to participate in faculty research and outreach activities

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