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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources


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151 Agriculture Building

Barbara Rasco, Dean
Phone: (307)766-4135 Fax: (307)766-4030
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/uwag

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers a wide variety of course work in agriculture, natural resources, molecular biology, and family and consumer sciences. The curriculum provides a sound background in basic sciences and the choice of a number of fields in which to specialize. Students are trained in principles which apply throughout the world, with special emphasis on agriculture and natural resources found in the Rocky Mountain region.

Laboratory work and other experiential learning opportunities are stressed in all programs. Students receive excellent training from case studies and practical experience provided at research and extension centers. Other facilities include modern laboratories and classrooms, an abattoir, meat processing rooms, livestock and crop farms and greenhouses.

In addition to the academic departments, the college includes the Agricultural Experiment Station and the UW Extension. Materials and techniques resulting from this effective triple combination benefit students in the never-ending search for problem-solving information. The close relationship between teachers, researchers, and extension educators creates a learning atmosphere that encourages the development of the finest students.

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Science

Agricultural Business

Agricultural Communications

Animal and Veterinary Science

Biology

Botany

Family and Consumer Sciences

Microbiology

Molecular Biology

Plant Production and Protection

Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Physiology

WIldlife and Fisheries Biology and Management

Zoology

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts

Molecular Biology

Master of Science

Agricultural economics and applied economics

Agricultural economics/water resources

Animal and veterinary sciences

Botany

Entomology

Entomology/water resources

Family and consumer sciences

Food science and human nutrition

Molecular biology

Plant sciences

Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Rangeland ecology and watershed management/water resources

Reproductive biology

Soil science

Soil science/water resources

Zoology and Physiology

Doctor of Philosophy

Animal and veterinary science

Biomedical sciences

Botany

Entomology

Molecular and cellular life sciences

Molecular biology

Plant sciences

Rangeland ecology and watershed management

Reproductive biology

Soil science

Zoology and physiology

The following certificates and/or degrees in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are available through Distance Education:


Online bachelor’s degrees: Family and Consumer Sciences (Professional Child Development Option)

For more information, contact the College of Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Natural Resources Office of Academic and Student Programs. Phone: (307)-766-4135

The College of Agriculture, Life Science and Natural Resources also offers a graduate certificate in reclamation and restoration ecology. For more information, contact the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

Academic Advising

All College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources students are advised by professional academic advisors. Advising meetings can be scheduled from the advising web page: https://www.uwyo.edu/agprograms/academic-advising/index.html

Basic Education Core

All undergraduates in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources curriculums are required to follow the basic education core as noted below.

Core Components (USP 2015)…..Hrs.

First-Year Seminar (FYS)……………………………3

Quantitative Reasoning (Q) ……………………….3

Communication 1 (COM1)…………………………3

Communication 2 (COM2)…………………………3

Communication 3 (COM3)…………………………3

Human Culture (H) ……………………………………6

Physical & Natural World (PN)………………….6

U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions (V)…………3

Subtotal (min. core requirements) …………… 30

Hours for major, support areas and electives as determined by division… 90-98

*Core Components are mutually exclusive of each other; hence, two core components may not be fulfilled by the same course. Except for the QA, core courses may have topics from the embeddable components list included in their curriculum, where appropriate.


Courses taken for S/U

A maximum of 20 elective hours with a grade of S (satisfactory) may be included as part of the total credit requirements for graduation; but no S/U hours may be used to satisfy university, major requirements or required electives, unless the course is offered for S/U grading only.

Agricultural Communications Major

A wide variety of courses in agriculture, communications, and journalism provides students with basic preparation for positions as broadcasters, editors or writers for farm and home organizations, state and federal agencies, magazines, newspapers, radio and television stations, and commercial businesses. Communication skills are also distinct assets in agricultural sales, research, service and teaching. Students enrolled in agricultural courses acquire up-to-date and knowledgeable backgrounds of the subject matter. Courses in communication and journalism develop proficiencies demanded by employers of communication professionals.

Minimum Requirements for Agricultural Communications Majors (B.S.)

Hrs.

University Studies Program requirements…………………………………….. 30

Communications/journalism core…………… 36

  COJO 1000, 1040, 2010, 2100 and minimum of 12 hours of communication/journalism elective. (Minimum grade of C required)

Agriculture core requirements………………… 36

  At least 18 hours must be lower division (Ag 1000-2000) elective courses, and at least 24 hours must be upper division (Ag 3000-4000) elective courses and include AGRI 4975.

Supporting course requirement ………………….4

  STAT 2050 or 2070

Additional hours for major and electives …………………………………….. 14

Total Hrs: 120

Students wishing to pursue an agricultural communications degree are encouraged to also select a minor. The college currently offers a variety of minors, and any of these can help to better prepare students for employment or graduate work. Agricultural communications majors may also complete an internship in their field. A variety of opportunities are available and students can work with their advisor to determine an appropriate internship for their area of emphasis.

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