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COLLEGE OF Agriculture

KENNETH L. KOONCE
Dean

M. E. Betsy GARRISON
Associate Dean

JACQUELINE M. MALLET
Assistant Dean

ARLETTE R. RODRIGUE
Assistant Dean

JODY A. HAMMETT
Director of Student Services

JENNIFER S. NEAL
Coordinator of Student Services

104 Agricultural Administration Building
225-578-2362
FAX 225-578-2526

Student Services
138 Agricultural Administration Building
225-578-2065
FAX 225-578-2526

The College of Agriculture was established at LSU in 1908; however, its roots go back to the first graduation class that had, as one of its five graduates, a planter. The mission of today's College of Agriculture is one rooted in business, science, and technology. The application of knowledge to meeting the world's food and fiber needs remains the common thread that binds the college's past to its future.

The college's land-grant mission dates to 1862 and consists of three emphases: learning, discovery, and active engagement in our community. The discovery and engagement components of the college's mission are often conducted in concert with the LSU Agricultural Center. Many faculty hold joint appointments with the Louisiana Agricultural Experimental Station or the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service—the research and education units of the LSU Agricultural Center. The interlinking of learning, discovery, and engagement are hallmarks of the land-grant system and are likewise the cornerstones of the College of Agriculture's strategic agenda for the future.

The College of Agriculture is home to more than 40 majors and areas of concentration within 11 academic departments and schools. All of the programs provide an interdisciplinary educational experience that reflects the latest in science and technology and is built on the six focus areas that are core to the college's strategic agenda.

VISION

To be a leading college of agriculture, taking undergraduate and graduate students to the highest levels of intellectual and personal development in the milieu of a competitive research, service, and teaching land-grant university.

MISSION

To provide programs of excellence to educate undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture, environmental sciences, renewable natural resource sciences, human resource sciences, quantitative sciences, and human sciences; to support and encourage research, public service, and other scholarly pursuits; to further the purposes of the land-grant college system for the benefit of the citizens of Louisiana, the nation, and the global community.

Strategic Agenda

To achieve our mission, the College of Agriculture has developed a strategic agenda focused on six interdisciplinary areas. These areas encompass broad fields of work and are by their content, interdisciplinary and cross many administrative lines both within the college and in other administrative units. In particular, these areas coincide with and closely follow the research and development agenda of the LSU Agricultural Center.

COORDINATION WITH THE LSU AGRICULTURAL CENTER

The College of Agriculture, in cooperation with the LSU Agricultural Center, offers students unique and unparalleled educational opportunities. The Louisiana Agricultural Experimental Station maintains research programs in Baton Rouge and at branch stations throughout Louisiana. The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service disseminates knowledge throughout Louisiana through its network of specialists in Baton Rouge and county agents, and family and consumer sciences in every parish. A compressed video system that links all areas of the state greatly facilitates the delivery of educational programming.

Close cooperation between the college and the Agricultural Center provides an instructional program of exceptional quality, combining knowledge and the latest in technology and application. Because many faculty members in the college also hold appointments in the Agricultural Center, students are exposed to the latest in cuttingedge research and how that knowledge is disseminated to the field through the extension service.

The College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Center are actively involved in disseminating new knowledge and methods throughout the world. Internationally experienced faculty and staff bring their insights and experiences into the classroom to further enhance the learning experience. An active international program provides opportunities for students to gain valuable international experience that can assist them in future employment or study. The college and the Agricultural Center are currently active in Central and South America, Southeast Asia, West Africa, Europe, and countries of the former Soviet Union.

FACILITIES

Facilities for instructional purposes include more than 4,500 acres of farm and timber land and buildings for the care and study of crops and plants, livestock and poultry, and wildlife and forests.

Computer facilities, laboratories, and related research facilities are used for teaching purposes. Land and facilities at branch research stations throughout Louisiana also play a part in the teaching program, particularly at the graduate level. The state's land and water resources; plant, animal, and aquatic life: and its communities and people strengthen instruction through a constantly changing complex of hundreds of research projects throughout the state that are coordinated with the teaching program.Similarly, research, teaching, and extension activities in foreign countries are made an active part of the classroom instruction.

Livestock include purebred herds of Angus, Brahman, and Hereford cattle that are used in teaching and research studies. Artificial insemination and embryo transfer are used to incorporate current genetics from leading herds in Louisiana and throughout the U.S. Other herds of beef cattle near the campus include breeds and crosses representative of the Southern beef cattle industry. Brahman-British cow herds are bred to either British or heavy muscled terminal sire breeds such as Charolais or Belgian Blue bulls to produce a broad range of cattle types for research and teaching purposes. The dairy herd is composed of the Holstein breed.

Breeds of sheep include Gulf Coast (Louisiana) Native and Suffolk. The swine herd is comprised of purebred Yorkshires and a crossbred herd of Yorkshire-Landrace sows that are bred to heavy muscled Hampshire, Duroc, or commercial breeding company hybrid line boars to produce market hogs that are representative of the swine industry. A number of Quarter Horses and grade mares are maintained for research and instruction. The Dairy Improvement Center cooperates with Genex in the operation of a commercial artificial breeding program. Commercial strains of poultry are used in instruction and research. Research and teaching with poultry are conducted at a modern state-of-the-art facility. Totally enclosed tunnel-ventilated houses are designed to conduct research with broilers, layers, and broiler-breeders.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE • UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
Departments/Schools Curricula Degrees
Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Agricultural Business Bachelor of Science
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (see College of Engineering)
Department of Entomology Plant and Soil Systems
Department of Experimental Statistics (see “Graduate School • Professional Programs” section of this catalog.)
Department of Food Science Food Science and Technology
Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology Plant and Soil Systems
School of Animal Sciences Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences
School of Human Ecology Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences
Nutritional Sciences
Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising
School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development Human Resource Education
School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences Environmental Management Systems
Plant and Soil Systems
School of Renewable Natural Resources Forestry (Forest Management) Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Natural Resource Ecology and Management Bachelor of Science

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Within the framework of University regulations, students may be admitted to the college according to the following policies:

SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS

In addition to University requirements, the College of Agriculture has these additional scholastic requirements:

LOUISIANA CONSORTIUM OF PUBLIC AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES

Louisiana State University is a member of the Louisiana Consortium of Public Agricultural Colleges (LCPAC). The consortium has developed a 60-hour, two-year core curriculum to facilitate the transfer of agricultural students among Louisiana public colleges and universities. The articulation policy for the LSU College of Agriculture is shown below.

LSU COURSE EQUIVALENCIES FOR THE LCPAC CORE
CORE COURSE HOURS OF CREDIT LSU COURSE EQUIVALENT
Agriculture (Animal) 3 Animal Science 1011 or Dairy Science 1048 or Poultry Science 1049
Agriculture (Plant) 3 Horticulture 2050 or Agronomy 1051 or 2051
Agriculture (Electives) 2 Any 1000- or 2000-level agricultural course
Art 3 See general education requirements in this catalog.
Biological Sciences 8 Biological Sciences 1201,1202, 1208, 1209, 1402
Chemistry 8 Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212
Communication 3 Communication Studies 2060
Computer Science 3 Experimental Statistics 2000
Economics 3 Economics 2030
English Composition 6 English 1000/1001, 1002*
English Literature 3 English 3020 or 3022 or 2025 or 2027 or 3070 or 2148
History 3 History 1001 or 1003 or 2001 or 2002 or 2011 or 2012 or 2021 or 2022 or 2055 or 2057
Humanities Electives 3 See general education requirements in this catalog.
Mathematics 6 Mathematics 1021;* 1022 or 1431
Social Sciences Electives 3 See general education requirements in this catalog.
TOTAL HOURS 60  

* A grade of “C” or higher is required in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 to receive an agricultural degree from LSU.

READMISSION TO THE COLLEGE

Students who have completed terms of scholastic suspension from the University may apply for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They may be readmitted only with the approval of the head of the appropriate department/school and the dean of the College of Agriculture. Readmission is not guaranteed.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLLEGE

The baccalaureate degree is conferred on students who fulfill the following requirements:

MINOR FIELD REQUIREMENTS (OPTIONAL)

Students in the College of Agriculture are not required to pursue a minor. They may choose to do so by following the guidelines outlined below.

The degree program of a student outside the College of Business may not consist of more than 30 hours of degree credit earned in courses offered by the College of Business.

INDEPENDENT STUDY AND EXTENSION CREDIT

Up to one-fourth of the number of hours required for the baccalaureate degree may be taken through Continuing Education, either through independent study or as extension credit or both. Before scheduling such work, however, students should obtain approval from the dean of the college.

ENROLLMENT IN TWO DEGREE PROGRAMS

With the dean's approval, a student may be enrolled in two degree programs concurrently. A student can enroll as a dual registrant using one of the following procedures:

PHI KAPPA PHI

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on nearly 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and Netscape founder James Barksdale. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rd chapter in the nation. At the present time, the national office is located on this campus in the French House.

The mission of Phi Kappa Phi is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all field of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. Phi Kappa Phi is unique because it recognizes superior scholarship in all academic fields, rather than restricting membership to a limited field. Juniors in the top 7.5 percent and seniors and graduate students in the top 10 percent of their classes may be invited to become members of Phi Kappa Phi. New LSU Phi Kappa Phi members are initiated and honored in the spring semester each year and wear identifying ribbons on their academic gowns at commencement exercises. Additional information about the Society may be found at www.phikappaphi.org.

GAMMA SIGMA DELTA

Gamma Sigma Delta is an honor society that promotes the advancement of all disciplines associated with agriculture and their contributions to mankind. We encourage high standards of scholarship and worthy achievements as well as excellence in practice in all branches of agricultural and related sciences.

Members of the LSU chapter include graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, and administrators representing research, teaching, and outreach. We represent a diversity of disciplines including human ecology, renewable natural resources economics, business, food science, human resources, workforce development, veterinary medicine, horticulture, and traditional agricultural animals and crops.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The Master of Agriculture degree program is an interdisciplinary, non-thesis graduate program. The interdisciplinary nature of the program should be particularly attractive to non-traditional students from the public and private sectors seeking professional development or employment as agricultural professionals. The program should be attractive to those same individuals who do not require a significant level of specialization in a research-oriented program. The program requires a minimum of 36 hours of degree credit and includes the completion of a special project. All of the 13 academic units within the college along with the faculty in each may participate as well as some faculty in other colleges or schools. Students must choose a primary and secondary area of study. This program is designed for the student who is seeking further professional development in a non-research oriented graduate program.

Through the Graduate School, the college offers master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of agricultural economics, entomology, food science, forestry, horticulture, human ecology, human resource education, and plant health. A doctoral degree in wildlife and fisheries science is also offered. In addition, master's degrees are offered in applied statistics, fisheries, and wildlife. For further details, consult the "Graduate School • Professional Programs" section of this catalog.

AGRICULTURAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Membership into the Agricultural Student Association (ASA) is open to all students in the College of Agriculture as well as any student in University College with a declared major in agriculture. The ASA brings the various student organizations in the college together for cooperative events and serves in an advisory role to the dean of the college. The ASA is governed by the Agricultural Student Council (ASC) that consists of representatives from each student organization in the college and officers who are elected annually.

PREVETERINARY MEDICINE

The preveterinary program involves three or more years of training—at least 66 semester hours—prior to application to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Students interested in attending veterinary school can pursue a degree program in one of two areas listed below and enter the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine after completion of the first three years of the chosen curriculum. The preveterinary program will allow you to pursue an undergraduate degree in any of the following areas: animal, dairy, and poultry science and renewable natural resources. After successful completion of the first year of work at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree in your chosen undergraduate field of study. You will then complete the remainder of the professional curriculum in veterinary science required for a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

PREMEDICINE AND PREDENTAL

The College of Agriculture at LSU provides unique opportunities that prepare today’s students to enter careers in medicine, dentistry, and allied health fields. Programs within the School of Animal Sciences, Department of Biological Engineering, and the School of Human Ecology offer appealing options for students; however, students in the college’s departments and schools can fulfill premedical or predental course requirements while pursuing a major in an area that matches their own career interest. The College of Agriculture not only provides students with an exceptional academic basis for professional careers in medicine or dentistry, but also enhances their education with communication, leadership skills, and opportunities in community service and research. Alumni of these programs have been accepted at prestigious medical schools such as Columbia, Emory, Johns Hopkins, and the LSU Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport.

DEPARTMENTS, SCHOOLS, AND CURRICULA

The dean, directors of schools, heads of departments, and members of the faculty of the college will consult with students on their choices of curricula. Requests for substitutions for required courses in any curricula in the college must have approval of the dean, upon recommendation of the head of the department or school. A maximum of six semester hours of basic ROTC and eight semester hours of advanced ROTC may be allowed for elective credit in any curriculum.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & AGRIBUSINESS

HEAD • Cramer, Professor
OFFICE • 101 Agricultural Administration Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-3282
FAX • 225-578-2716

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Giesler, Guedry, Harper, Hudson, Law, Schupp, Traylor, Wegenhoft, Wiegmann
PROFESSORS • Cramer, Dooley, Gillespie, Guidry, Harrison, Hinson, Johnson, Kazmierczak, P. Kennedy, Paxton, Salassi, Singelmann, Zapata
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Caffey, Dunn, Gauthier, Henning, Mishra, Paudel, Schafer
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Barnes, Detre, Fannin, Paudel, Westra
INSTRUCTOR • Niu
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Hill, G. Kennedy

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR • Henning, Associate Professor
OFFICE • 124 Agricultural Administration Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2718

CURRICULUM • Agricultural Business

The agricultural business curriculum offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness provides training for a wide variety of careers in the agribusiness industry. The program integrates the disciplines of business and agricultural business, economics, quantitative methods, and agricultural sciences. Course offerings include courses in agribusiness management, marketing, credit and finance, agricultural production economics, natural resource economics, agricultural policy and law, price analysis, statistics, quantitative methods, and computer applications.

The curriculum in agricultural business emphasizes use of management, marketing, finance, law, and other business principles in the solution of problems in the agribusiness industry. This curriculum provides students excellent preparation for careers in farm management, agricultural law, commodity trading, sales, marketing, real estate, international trade, insurance, agricultural processing, management, communications, public relations, finance, and appraisal.

Students majoring in curricula offered through other departments in the College of Agriculture may minor in agricultural business. See the listing of the College of Agriculture minors for details.

CURRICULUM IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 121

General Education Course Requirements • Arts, humanities, and social sciences— select from approved general education courses listed in a separate section of this catalog.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agricultural Economics 1003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Gen Ed Nat’l Sciences Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Gen Ed Nat’l Sciences Course (physical/life,
     not same as sequence) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
English 1001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021, 1431. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
College of Agriculture elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education arts course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Electives or ROTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Communication Studies 2060 or 10611. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics 2030 and Agricultural Economics
     2003 or Economics 2000 and 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
Economics 2035.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000; 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008,
     2009, 2012, 2024, 3001, 3003, 3004, or 3101 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
Experimental Statistics 2201or Information
     Systems and Decision Sciences 20012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-4
General education humanities course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
College of Agriculture elective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Elective or ROTC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0
  31

1Students taking CMST 1061 must take 6 hours of General Education Humanities courses during the sophomore year; students taking CMST 2060 must take 3 hours of General Education Humanities courses plus 3 hours of general electives or ROTC during the sophomore year.
2 Students electing to take ISDS 2001 must take an additional hour of general electives or ROTC.

JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Accounting 2001, 2101. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Agricultural Economics 3003, 3213, 3413, 3503 or 4613 . . . . . . . . . 12
Business Law 3200 or 3201. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Management 3200. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Marketing 3401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
College of Agriculture elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agricultural Economics 4273, 4403, 4433, 4603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses/approved AGEC electives. . . . . . . . . . 9
Area of concentration courses/general electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
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Areas of Concentration

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL & AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

HEAD • Thomas, Professor
OFFICE • 149 E. B. Doran Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-3153
FAX • 225-578-3492
EMAIL • thomasdl@lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.bae.lsu.edu

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Brown, Cochran, Lawson, Rester, Sistler, Stipe, Verma, Wright
PROFESSORS • Bengtson, Branch, Greenland, Hannaman, Thomas
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Hall, Mailander
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Barbosa, Boldor, Mashriquis, Monroe, Morris, Sabliov, Sathivel, Theegala
PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE • Grymes
ADJUNCT FACULTY •Clemmens, Fouss, Frandsen, Greenland, Gregory, Li, Lopez, Parish, Robbins, Saska, Velupillai

CURRICULUM • Biological Engineering (See the "College of Engineering" section of this catalog.)

DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY

HEAD • Schowalter, Professor
OFFICE • 404 Life Sciences Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1634
FAX • 225-578-1643

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Goyer, Riley
PROFESSORS •Bagwell, Baldwin, Boethel, Carlton, Foil, Fuxa, Grodner, Hammond, Henderson, Johnson, Leonard, Morgan, Ottea, Pollet, Prowell, Reagan, Ring, Schowalter, Story, Stout
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Hooper-Bui, Kramer
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Huang, Hummel, Husseneder
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Burris, Danka, Harbo, Harris, Klepzig, Rinderer, White

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR • Reagan, Professor
OFFICE • 404 Life Sciences Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1634

CURRICULUM • Plant and Soil Systems (Agricultural Pest Management Area; Urban Entomology Area)

PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS

The curriculum in plant and soil systems consolidates the curricula for the Departments of Agronomy and Environmental Management, Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology. Students in this curriculum take core courses that provide a basic knowledge required for specialization in one of the seven areas of concentration: agricultural pest management; crop management; horticultural science; environmental horticulture; soil science; turfgrass management; and urban entomology. Each area is further individualized by the addition of approved and free electives.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in agricultural pest management, agronomy, entomology, or horticulture may take suggested courses for the minor as part of the approved and free electives. (See the section on "Minor Field Requirements" in this chapter for details.)

The Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology and the Department of Entomology offer an area of concentration in agricultural pest management and the Department of Entomology offers an additional area of concentration in urban entomology. The agricultural pest management concentration is an interdisciplinary program of study in weed science, plant pathology, and entomology. Effective management of pest problems in agriculture requires a broad base of knowledge in the pest disciplines and practical field experience. The agricultural pest management concentration features a strong core of courses in the three pest management disciplines; a strong background in agriculture, life and physical sciences; and practical training through an internship work experience. The urban entomology concentration is well suited for students who are interested in urban pest control, mosquito control, and public health insect management.

In both concentrations, a range of restricted and nonrestricted electives allows students to personalize their degree program for employment with agricultural industries such as chemical, seed, or biotechnology companies; state and federal research, extension, and regulatory agencies; private agricultural consulting firms; farmer cooperatives; nurseries; home and garden centers; golf courses; greenhouse plant production; corporate farms; urban pest control; and public health insect management. Both concentrations require students to complete an internship where practical experience is gained in agricultural or urban pest management areas.

CURRICULUM IN PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 127-129

1 For crop management and soil science areas of concentration
2 For horticultural science; environmental horticulture, turfgrass management; and landscape management areas of concentration
3 For agricultural pest management area of concentration
4 For urban entomology area of concentration
5 For landscape management area of concentration
6 For horticultural science area of concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 1201, 1202, 1208,
     1209 or 1001, 1002, 10055. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
English 1001, 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mathematics 1021. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 10222 or Experimental Statistics 22011,3,4. . . . . . . . . . 3-4
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education social sciences course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agronomy 2051 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chemistry 2060 or 2261. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Agricultural Economics 2003 or Economics 2030. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies 2060 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
  34

JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences/Plant Health 30606
     or Horticulture 2860 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-4
Agronomy 3010 or 30901 or Horticulture 3000 or 30102 or
     Plant Health/Entomology 30003,4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Plant Health 4000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Electives or ROTC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agronomy 40521,2,3 or Entomology 40014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
Electives or ROTC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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Areas of Concentration

A list of approved electives available in the Department of Entomology.

A list of approved electives is available from the Department of Entomology.

DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL STATISTICS

INTERIM HEAD • Geaghan, Professor
OFFICE • 161 Agricultural Administration Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-8303
FAX • 225-578-8344
EMAIL • head@stat.lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.stat.lsu.edu

PROFESSORS • Blouin, Escobar, Geaghan, Koonce, Marx
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Monlezun
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Li, McCarter, Wang
INSTRUCTORS • Coxe, McKenna, Swoope
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Georgiev, LaMotte, Leitner, Markward, Meeker, Mercante, Thomson, Velasco-Gonzales, Volaufova

CURRICULUM • No undergraduate program is available. See the Graduate Bulletin for a description of the graduate program.

The Department of Experimental Statistics offers an undergraduate minor in applied statistics. Students take a 12-hour core of statistical methods and theory courses and an additional six hours chosen from a variety of more specialized courses that would best meet individual academic goals. (See the section "Minor Field Requirements" in this chapter for more information.) A minor in applied statistics provides valuable experience in quantitative applications that enhance employment opportunities in a variety of fields as well as preparation for graduate study. Students interested in pursuing a minor in applied statistics are encouraged to declare and contact the department as early in the academic program as possible.

The Master of Applied Statistics offered by this department is designed to acquaint graduate students with the techniques of statistical methods and their application to various fields of specialization. For additional information concerning this program, consult the Graduate Bulletin.

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE

HEAD • Finley, Professor
OFFICE • 111 Food Science Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5207
FAX • 225-578-5300

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Cross, Farr, Grodner, Hoskins, Liuzzo, Mullins, Rao
PROFESSORS • Bankston, Day, Godber, Moody, Prinyawiwatkul
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Aryana, Bell, Janes, King, Losso
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Ge, Sathivel, Xu
ADJUNCT FACULTY •Beaulieu, Grimm, Lima, Malekian, Marshall, McMillin, Portier, Shih, Supan, Wilson

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR • King, Associate Professor
OFFICE • 111 Food Science Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5157

CURRICULUM • Food Science & Technology

FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The curriculum in Food Science and Technology, following guidelines obtained from the Institute of Food Technologists, provides students a common core of courses. These courses provide a strong basic foundation for the study of post-production processing of food products. By selecting from one of four areas of concentration—Food Safety and Applied Microbiology, Food Processing and Product Development, Food Chemistry and Analysis, or Food Business and Marketing, students can target a program of study suited to their specific needs and interests. Through our elective course, Food Science Research, FDSC 3900, students can gain hands-on experience in research or product development. Optional summer internships with food companies are also available. Students will be prepared to enter into several different career paths in the food industry or to pursue graduate study.

Food scientists use basic principles and knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and business to research, develop, process, evaluate, package, and distribute foods. Food scientists are responsible for the safety, taste, acceptability, and nutrition of processed foods. They develop new food products and process technology for manufacturing foods. Food scientists may concentrate on basic research, product development, processing and quality assurance, packaging, or market research. Food scientists work in food or food ingredient processing plants where raw foods are converted into beverages; cereals; canned foods; desserts and candy; dairy products; meats, poultry, fish and seafood products; fruit and vegetable products; snacks and convenience foods; and animal foods.

Food scientists in basic research conduct investigations into the physical, chemical, and biological makeup of foods. They study the changes that occur in the food products during processing and storage. Food scientists are also active in biotechnology and may work with plant breeding and microbial fermentation products for further processing. Food scientists in applied research work on product development. They create new food products with longer shelf life such as frozen concentrated orange juice, freeze-dried coffee, dehydrated soups and eggs, precooked sausages, granola bars, and juices in juice boxes. Food scientists also work with marketing people to test public acceptance of new products and prepare nutritional labels found on food packages. In processing plants, food scientists prepare specifications and schedules for production operations. Food scientists in quality assurance ensure that foods in every stage of processing meet government standards through microbiological and shelf-life testing.

The Food Safety and Applied Microbiology area of concentration enhances students' knowledge in the critical area of quality control and government regulation of food manufacturing. Food microbiology has become an important part of food biotechnology in producing healthy bioprocessed foods and ingredients. Students pursuing this concentration will be prepared for careers in applied microbiology, quality control, or regulatory fields. The Food Processing and Technology area of concentration provides students background knowledge in processing plant supervision, product development, and food engineering. The Food Chemistry and Analysis area of concentration prepares students for careers in food quality assurance and technical services. Food chemistry is one of the most important aspects of food quality, and analytical capabilities are essential for proper food quality assurance. The Food Business/Marketing area of concentration prepares students for careers in the food business, technical sales and food product development systems.

CURRICULUM IN FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 122

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 1201, 1208, 1202, and 1209. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
English 1001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1022 and 1441 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General education arts course.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  28

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 2051, 2083. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Chemistry 2060. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies 2060 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics 2030. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Food Science 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Physics 2001.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  31

JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
English 3002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Experimental Statistics 2201. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Food Science 4050, 4060, 4075, 4162 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Area requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
  33

SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Food Science 4005, 4040, 4070, 4076, 4095. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Food Science 3999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
General education humanities courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General education social sciences course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4-0
  30

Areas of Concentration

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY & CROP PHYSIOLOGY

HEAD • Berggren, Professor
OFFICE • 306 Life Sciences Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1366
FAX • 225-578-1415

PROFESSORS • Berggren, Clark, Cohn, Damann, Holcomb, Hollier, Hoy, McGawley, Murai, Overstreet, Rush, Schneider, Valverde
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Aime, Chen, Ferrin, Ham
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Black, Bond, Colyer, Dyer, Groth, Linscombe, Padgett
CURRICULUM COORDINATOR • Hoy, Professor
OFFICE • 302 Life Sciences Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1464

CURRICULUM • Plant and Soil Systems (Agricultural Pest Management Area)

PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS

The curriculum in plant and soil systems consolidates the curricula for the Departments of Agronomy & Environmental Management, Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology. Students in this curriculum take core courses that provide a basic knowledge required for specialization in one of the seven areas of concentration: agricultural pest management, crop management, horticultural science, environmental horticulture, soil science, turf grass management, and urban entomology. Each area is further individualized by the addition of approved and free electives.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in agricultural pest management, agronomy, entomology, or horticulture may take suggested courses for the minor as part of the approved and free electives. (See the section on "Minor Field Requirements" in this chapter for details.)

The Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology and the Department of Entomology offer an area of concentration in agricultural pest management and the Department of Entomology offers an additional area of concentration in urban entomology. The agricultural pest management concentration is an interdisciplinary program of study in weed science, plant pathology, and entomology. Effective management of pest problems in agriculture requires a broad base of knowledge in the pest disciplines and practical field experience. The agricultural pest management concentration features a strong core of courses in the three pest management disciplines; a strong background in agriculture, life and physical sciences; and practical training through an internship work experience. The urban entomology concentration is well suited for students who are interested in urban pest control, mosquito control, public health insect management, and forensic entomology for criminal justice.

In both concentrations, a range of restricted and nonrestricted electives allows students to personalize their degree program for employment with agricultural industries such as chemical, seed, or biotechnology companies; state and federal research, extension, and regulatory agencies; private agricultural consulting firms; farmer cooperatives; nurseries, home, and garden centers; golf courses; greenhouse plant production; corporate farms; urban pest control; public health insect management; and forensic entomology. Both concentrations require students to complete an internship providing practical experience in agricultural or urban pest management areas.

CURRICULUM IN PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 127-129

1 For crop management and soil science areas of concentration
2 For horticultural science; environmental horticulture, turfgrass management; and landscape management areas of concentration
3 For agricultural pest management area of concentration
4 For urban entomology area of concentration
5 For landscape management area of concentration
6 For horticultural science area of concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 1201, 1202, 1208,
      1209 or 1001, 1002, 10055. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
English 1001, 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mathematics 1021. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 10222 or Experimental Statistics 22011,3,4. . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education social sciences course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course. . . . . .  3
  34-35

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agronomy 2051. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chemistry 2060 or 2261. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Agricultural Economics 2003 or Economics 2030.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies 2060. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
  34

JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences/Plant Health 30606
     or Horticulture 2860. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-4
Agronomy 3010 or 30901 or Horticulture 3000 or 30102
      or Plant Health/Entomology 30003,3,4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Plant Health 4000.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Approved electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Electives or ROTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  30

SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agronomy 40521,2,3 or Entomology 40014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9
Approved electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
Electives or ROTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  29-30

A list of approved electives is available from the Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology.

Area of Concentration

SCHOOL OF ANIMAL SCIENCES

DIRECTOR • Humes, Professor
OFFICE • 105 J. B. Francioni Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-3241
FAX • 225-578-3279
E-MAIL •phumes@agcenter.lsu.edu

BOYD PROFESSOR • Godke
PROFESSOR EMERITI • Adkinson, Baham, Chandler, Gholson, Gough, Roussel, Rusoff, White
PROFESSORS • Bidner, Depew, Dumas, Franke, G. Gentry, Godke, Hansel, Hay, Humes, Jenny, McMillin, Page, Satterlee, Southern, Thompson
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Aryana, Bondioli, Hutchison, Ingram, Lavergne, Williams
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Boenke, Rowntree
INSTRUCTOR • L. Gentry, Lackey
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Derouen, Jenkins, Leibo, McCormick, Miller, Moreira, Nipper, Owens, Paccamonti, Pope, Robbins, Sanson, Wyatt

CURRICULUM COORDINATORS

CURRICULUM • Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences (Animal Science Area, Dairy Production Area, Dairy Foods Technology Area, Poultry Science Area, Science and Technology Area, and Preveterinary Medicine)

The School of Animal Sciences offers programs in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences (animal, dairy, and poultry curriculum) that provide individuals with a broad educational background tailored to meet their needs and aptitudes. Such preparation provides graduates with employment opportunities in all phases of animal, dairy and poultry production, processing, distribution, marketing, research and teaching. Preparatory curricula also are provided for subsequent training at the graduate level or in veterinary medicine.

Qualified undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Internship Program with well-paid stipends. This program integrates academic experience on campus with work experience off campus, providing a total educational experience that prepares the student for responsible participation in industry following graduation.

ANIMAL, DAIRY, AND POULTRY SCIENCES

Students take basic courses during the first two years and follow a selected area of concentration during the junior and senior years. Within each area of concentration, students select approved and free electives. Students interested in choosing an approved minor can take the suggested courses for the minor as part of approved and free electives. See the listing of College of Agriculture minors for details.

Prior to entering the program, students are encouraged to consult a counselor for guidance in scheduling courses. Those students interested in entering the School of Veterinary Medicine must take BIOL 1201 and 1208, 1202 and 1209, 2051, 2083; CHEM 2261, 2262, 2364 or CHEM 2060; MATH 1021 and 1022; PHYS 2001 and 2002; and SPCM 2010 or 2060 to meet admission requirements.

Graduates of the animal, dairy, and poultry sciences curriculum find career opportunities in a variety of production enterprises and animal-related agribusinesses, such as commercial livestock, dairy, and poultry enterprises; feed, pharmaceutical, and supply companies; commodity processing and food product industries; and various state and federal agencies including the cooperative extension service. Students selecting the science-directed electives are prepared to enter graduate school.

CURRICULUM IN ANIMAL, DAIRY, AND POULTRY SCIENCES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 124

*The number of credit hours in each group in the junior and senior years depends on the area of concentration. The total for each year must equal that specified in the curriculum.
1If a student has taken BIOL 1001, 1002, and 1005, then BIOL 1011 and 1012 must be taken in the sophomore year instead of BIOL 2051.
2If a student chooses the science and technology area of concentration, the freshman biological sciences courses must be BIOL 1201, 1208, 1202, 1209.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Animal Science 1011, or Dairy Science 1048,
      or Poultry Science 1049. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Biological Sciences 1001, 1002, 1005,1 or
      Biological Sciences 1201, 1208, 1202,
      1209,2 or HNRS 1007, 1008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
English 1001 or 1003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021; 1022 or 1431 or 1550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  31-33

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Dairy Science 2072 or Biological Sciences 2153 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Biological Sciences 2051. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chemistry 2060 or 2261. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics 2030 or AGEC 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies 2010 or 2060. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General education social sciences course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  31-32

JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Experimental Statistics 2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Area of concentration courses* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Electives or ROTC* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
  28-36

SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Area of concentration courses*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Electives or ROTC*.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
  18-30

Areas of Concentration

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

DIRECTOR • Martin, Professor
OFFICE • 125 Human Ecology Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2281
FAX • 225-578-2697
WEB SITE • www.huec.lsu.edu

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Burts, Clark, Cross, Draughn, Hegsted, Hildreth, Howat, Kelley, Nolen, Patrick, Younathan
PROFESSORS • Belleau, Chen, Garrison, Godber, J. Kuttruff, Lammi-Keefe, Lawrence, Martin, Murphy, Negulescu, O'Neil, Overstreet, Reames, Sasser, Summers, Tucker, Tulley
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Keenan, Pierce, Roy, White
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Baumgartner, Benedict, Chaney, DiCarlo, Guarino, Liu, Marks, Park, Tuuri
INSTRUCTORS • Aghayan, Bourgeois, Chanmugam, Gioe, Holston, Marquette, McRoberts, Milioto, Myhand, Rabalais-Vinci, Welker
EXTENSION ASSOCIATES • Albarado, Braud, Fillastre, Nye, Pitts, Shaffers, Weston
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Argyropoulos, Buchanan, Champagne, Dhurandhar, Gettys, Greenway, C. Kuttruff, Laird, Monroe, Morrison, Most, Namwamba, Smith, Sothern, Ye, Zhou, Zuberi

UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COORDINATOR • Bourgeois, Instructor
OFFICE • 133 Human Ecology Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1728

GRADUATE COORDINATOR • Kuttruff, Professor
OFFICE • 147 Human Ecology Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1600

CURRICULA

The School of Human Ecology offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for professional careers in the specialty areas.

The following undergraduate curricula are offered: nutritional sciences (dietetics and nutritional science/premedical concentrations); child and family studies (human services management and consumer sciences concentrations); and textiles, apparel, and merchandising (textile science, apparel design, and merchandising concentrations). Each curriculum provides the student with a concentrated professional sequence in an area of specialization, the necessary supporting courses in basic sciences and/or arts, and a broad general education.

All undergraduate programs are fully accredited by the Council for Professional Development of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, specialized accreditation is offered by the American Dietetic Association.

Graduates are prepared to pursue professional careers in such areas as dietetics, medicine, public health, human services, cooperative extension service, business, education, research, retailing, apparel and textile industries, and international service. Human ecology programs, research, and service focus on the family as a system and the interaction of families and individuals in their near and global environments.

CURRICULUM IN FAMILY, CHILD, AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 124

Course work provides students with the background needed to subsequently pursue exciting and challenging careers in working with families, children, or consumer-related agencies. Employers include cooperative extension; non-profit and private agencies; faith-based organizations; consumer and business agencies and organizations; and federal, state, and local government. Many students pursue a graduate degree in Child and Family Studies or in closely related fields such as social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

The Child and Family Studies undergraduate curriculum is unique from most social sciences programs in that it provides extensive classroom and field preparation for students who plan to enter the workforce upon receiving their BS degree. A practicum experience during the junior year allows students to gain field experience at an agency of their choosing. Field experience is expanded during the senior year to include a more intensive semester-long field internship at another student-selected agency, thereby offering students entree into the field of interest to them and providing them with post-graduation employment possibilities. Graduates with a concentration in Human Services Management are eligible to apply to the National Council on Family Relations for the provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential.

* If two course natural science sequence is taken in the life sciences, the additional three-hour natural science course must be from the physical sciences, and vice versa.

Courses marked with + are a requirement for the human services management concentration.

Courses marked with ++ are a requirement for the early childhood administration and leadership concentration.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
English 1001 or 1004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 1000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Biological Sciences 1001* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education natural sciences courses*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General education art course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Elective or area of concentration course++. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  30

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Economics 2030. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies, 2040, 2060, 2063, 2862 or 2010+. . . . . . . . 3
English 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Experimental Statistics 2201. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Human Ecology 2050 and 2065. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Psychology 2004, 2040 or 2000+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Sociology 2001.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Political Science 2051 or 2070. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  31

JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Human Ecology 3055. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Human Ecology 3060 and 3067. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9+-15++
Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6++
  32

SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Human Ecology 3090 and 4064 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Human Ecology 4067 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Elective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  31

Areas of Concentration

CURRICULUM IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

The nutritional sciences curriculum prepares students for careers in the health professions specifically in dietetics, medicine, or related fields. The dietetics concentration is currently accredited as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetics Association (ADA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Students successfully completing this program will receive a verification statement the allows them to apply for a CADE accredited dietetic internship. This internship is required before students are eligible to sit for the registry examination to become a registered dietitian. Registered dietitians provide expertise in nutrition and food service management in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, universities, hospitals, clinics, care centers, the armed services, research laboratories, commercial and industrial establishments, and local, state, and federal health programs. The nutrition science/pre-medical concentration provides students with a strong grounding in nutrition science while meeting the course work requirements for students planning to apply to medical, dental, or graduate school. Since nutrition plays a role in many chronic and acute disease processes, understanding of the role of nutrients in the body provides premedical students with a strong basis for building their medical careers.

Requirements for Graduation

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required HUEC courses, as well as BIOL 2160 and 2083 (dietetics concentration) or BIOL 4087 and 4160 (nutritional science/premedical concentration).

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 128

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 1201. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chemistry 1201, 1202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
English 1001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 1000, 2010.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mathematics 14311 or 1550. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
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SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Communication studies 2060 or 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Experimental Statistics 2201. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Human Ecology 2110, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General education social science course2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-12
Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1
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JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Human Ecology 3010, 3012, 3116 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General education social science course3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Three hours chosen from 2000-level and
      above general education English courses
      or HNRS 2002, 2004, 3001, 3003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-12
Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
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SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Human Ecology 4010, 4011, 4013, 4014, 4017, 4021, 4110. . . . . . 17
Area of concentration requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education arts course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
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1Dietetics students may elect either MATH 1431 or 1550; nutritional/premed majors must take MATH 1550.
2Dietetics students must elect to take PSYC 2000; nutritional/premed majors may take any general education social science elective.
3Dietetics students must elect to take ECON 2030 or AGEC 2003. Nutrition/premed majors may take any general education social science elective.

Areas of Concentration

CURRICULUM IN TEXTILES, APPAREL, AND MERCHANDISING

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120

To prepare students for future professional careers in the textile and apparel industries, which are interconnected and global in nature, this curriculum provides an integrated, multi-functional academic experience. Students focus on the design, development, and marketing of textile and apparel products and are encouraged to develop a broad-based problem-solving perspective through synthesis of concepts, course work, and work experiences. Students concentrate on a component of the textile/apparel industry complex by selecting textile science, apparel design, or merchandising as a program area. Graduates pursue careers with textile and apparel manufacturers, retailers, testing laboratories, government agencies, media firms, or they may open their own businesses.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Human Ecology 1000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 1001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education social sciences course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 2032. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1022,* or 1431, or EXST 2201. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
General education physical or life science course
      sequence or CHEM 1201*, 1202*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
General education natural sciences in area other
     than previously selected (both physical and
     life sciences must be taken). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 3
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SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Accounting 2000 or 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics 2030. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 2040, 2041. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Human Ecology 2045. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Communication Studies 2060. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Human Ecology 3032, 3045 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Management 3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Marketing 3401. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Human Ecology 4034. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 4044. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 4071, 4072. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Approved elective—HUEC 3030 or 4041 or 4043. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-9
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* Textile Science students must elect EXST 2201 and CHEM 1201 and 1202

Areas of Concentration

OTHER PROGRAMS

Early Childhood Education: PK-3 Teacher Certification

The College of Education in collaboration with the School of Human Ecology offers a degree program in early childhood education: PK-3 teacher certification. Students earn a bachelor of science degree from the College of Education. Students must be admitted to the College of Education and follow the admission and degree requirements established by the college.

CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: PK-3 TEACHER CERTIFICATION

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 125-127

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 1001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
EDCI 1000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 1001 or 1004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Geography 1001 or 1003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Geology 1001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 1000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021 or 1023 or 1029 and 1100. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Select 3 hours from ART 1001 or 1011 or 1440 or
     2470 or Music 1751 or 1752 or 1755 or 1799 or 2000 . . . . . . . . .
3
Select 3 hours from Biological Sciences 1002 or Geology 1003. . . . . 3
Political Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
  33-35

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
English 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
EDCI 2030, 2081, 2700. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
ELRC 2507 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Six hours chosen from English courses on the
     general education humanities list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
History 2055 or 2057. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 2065, 2083 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mathematics 1201 and 1202. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
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JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
EDCI 3000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Human Ecology 3055, 3056 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE BLOCK I:
     PK/K Human Ecology 3381, 3382, 3383. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE BLOCK II:
     Grades 1-3 EDCI 3481, 3482, 3483 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 9
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SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE BLOCK III:
     PK/K Human Ecology 4381, 4382 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE BLOCK IV:
     Grades 1-3 EDCI 4481, 4482. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
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SCHOOL OF HUMAN RESOURCE EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

DIRECTOR • Burnett
OFFICE • 142 Old Forestry Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5748
FAX • 225-578-5755

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Gassie, Harrison, McMurry, Pesson, Smith, Verma
PROFESSORS • Bates, Burnett, Holton, Kotrlik, Redmann, Richardson
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Johnson, Naquin
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Friedel, Hatala, Machtmes

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR • Johnson, Associate Professor
OFFICE • 142 Old Forestry Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2464

CURRICULUM • Human Resource Education

The curriculum in human resource education is offered with areas of concentration in adult, extension, and international education; agricultural education; business education; career development; home economics education; industrial education; and human resource leadership and development. Master's and doctoral programs also are available. For additional information, see the Graduate Bulletin or contact the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development.

The State Board for Career and Technical Education has designated LSU as a teacher education center for the preparation of vocational teachers, making LSU eligible for Federal funds under the National Vocational Education Acts.

The School of Human Resource Education& Workforce Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is a member of the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education, a national consortium of leading research universities.

Admission to the School

General Students • Students are eligible for admission to the school in accordance with admission and retention requirements prescribed by the College of Agriculture.

Students Seeking Teacher Certification • The teacher education program in career and technical education is administered jointly by the Colleges of Agriculture and Education. Students are admitted to programs leading to certification in adult education, agricultural education, business education, home economics education, industrial education, and vocational trade and industrial education according to the following:

Requirements for Teacher Certification

Students also may complete standard certification requirements in adult education. In addition, students may complete course work appropriate for the state alternative certification program. Students interested in any program leading to teacher certification should contact the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development for application information, deadlines, and specific details about each program.

Students interested in a teacher certification program other than those included here should contact the College of Education.

Public Management Program

HEAD • Naquin
OFFICE • 201 Old Forestry Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6645
FAX • 225-578-6473

The Public Management Program (PMP) serves as the research-to-practice affiliate for the Human Resource Education (HRE) program within the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development. Incorporating research-based theory and current best practices, this unit offers a comprehensive array of human resource development activities to the public sector on a state, national, and international level. Specific activities include: training program design and delivery; strategic planning services; performance improvement on an individual, work group, and organizational level; process improvement; performance evaluation; adult literacy program development and delivery; curriculum design; program evaluation; organizational development strategies; workplace literacy program development and delivery; career development strategies; succession planning activities; and competency model development and implementation. PMP offers seminars, consultation services, and in-service training programs through traditional classroom instruction as well as state of the art technology-based collaborative learning methodologies. The unit also develops and publishes research quality documents (both internally and through peer review systems) on various governmental and organizational issues. These services are provided by Public Management staff and University professors.

This unit is designated as the sponsoring agency for the Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP), a training and educational program authorized by the 1979 Louisiana Legislature. CPTP is designed to increase the skill and knowledge of state employees and non-elected officials. The Certified Public Manager Program (CPM), a nationally recognized and accredited certification program, is open to persons holding a management position within state government or nominated by the supervisors for promotion to such a position. The CPM curriculum includes 300 instructional hours in management and approved elective courses. On completion of the program, participants are awarded the Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation.

CURRICULUM IN HUMAN RESOURCE EDUCATION

Students completing this curriculum are prepared for a wide range of employment options including adult, extension, and continuing education; training and development in business and industry; human resource development and teacher certification at the secondary level.

The curriculum offers the student an opportunity to select either of two paths:

Students following either path will develop a 50-hour technical core in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Students interested in the study of training and development/human resource development should apply for the general student path. A special program of courses is available to prepare students for training and development careers in business, industry, and government. Students graduating from this program typically pursue careers in training and development, human resource development, training administration and consulting, classroom instruction, management development, career development, and technical training. While sharing some courses with the adult education emphasis, this program emphasizes the application of education methodologies in the workplace and the unique needs of business, industry, and government.

This path includes study in principles of adult education, principles of training and development, instructional design methodologies, training delivery, administration of training programs, educational psychology, and workplace learning. Emphasis is placed on developing training professionals who have a variety of methodologies and skills to be able to respond to the diverse needs of the modern workplace. Students are also expected to develop a content specialization outside the training core as part of their program of study. The path includes sufficient flexibility for students to tailor the program to fit their career objectives. Students interested in this area should contact the school prior to admission.

The Louisiana teacher certification path prepares a student for certification in one of the previously mentioned areas of concentration. Although most of these graduates enter the teaching profession, experience has demonstrated that people who hold a state teaching certificate find employment in a wide variety of other related professions.

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 135

1Required for Teacher Certification
2Required for Human Resource and Leadership Development and Adult, Extension, International Education concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
English 1000/1001, 1002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mathematics 1021 and 14312 or any general
education analytical reasoning course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6
General education natural sciences sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Technical core courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Electives or Kinesiology elective1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
HRE 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course, English1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education natural sciences course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Experimental Statistics 2000 or
     approved computer related course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Technical core courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Electives or Psychology 20601 and 20781,
     History 2055/20571, Kinesiology 26011or HRE 30712
     and EXST 22012 or SOCL 22012 and elective2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10
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JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
HRE 3201 or 32712 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics 2030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course, English1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HRE 4601 or 46032. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Technical core courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Electives, Curriculum & Instruction 31361;
natural sciences course1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 6
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SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
General education social sciences course or INTL 20012. . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities communication
      Studies course or CMST 2010 or 20602. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
HRE 4809 or 42001 or 40252. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HRE 4301. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Technical core courses and HRE 41021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
HRE 48011, 48021, and 48031 or HRE 48042. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
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Areas of Concentration

Louisiana teacher certification is granted in one or both of the following areas: vocational home economics, focused on helping people improve the quality of life; and occupational home economics, focused on developing skills and knowledge for employment in service areas related to food, child care, housing and design, and institutional management. Certification in occupational home economics requires work experience and a specific program of study. An ancillary certification is available for those holding related degrees. Students who anticipate applying for entry into teacher certification should inform the faculty advisor so that appropriate technical requirements can be included in the degree plan.

A degree plan consisting of a 50-hour core will be developed from an approved list of technical courses related to home economics.

SCHOOL OF PLANT, ENVIRONMENTAL, & SOIL SCIENCES

DIRECTOR • Martin, Professor
OFFICE • 104 M. B. Sturgis Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2110
FAX • 225-578-1403
E-MAIL • fmartin@agcenter.lsu.edu

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Caffey, Dunigan, O’Rourke, Standifer, Tipton, Young
PROFESSORS • Board, Boudreaux, Breitenbeck, Griffin, Harrison, Himelrick, Johnson, Koske, Kuehny, LaBonte, Martin, Motsenbocker, Myers, Oard, Picha, Selim, Twidwell, Webster, Wilson,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Bush, Gaston, Gill, Kimbeng, Subudhi, Walsh, Wang
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Barbee, Beasley, Knott, Strahan, Tubana, Weindorf
INSTRUCTORS • Dickson, Henderson, Kongchum, Materne, Mirabello, Souvestre
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Blanche, Bollich, Boquet, Bracy, Bucley, Chen, Clawson, Delaune, Dozier, Graham, Gravois, Hanna, Harrell, Legendre, Lindau, Mascagni, Miller, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Owings, Parish, Pyzner, Robbins, Sasser, Smith, Stewart, Villordon, Williams

CURRICULUM COORDINATORS • Breitenbeck, Professor
OFFICE • 314 M. B. Sturgis Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1211
E-MAIL • gbreitenbeck@agctr.lsu.edu

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISORS • LaBonte, Professor
OFFICE • 131 J. C. Miller
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1024
E-MAIL • dlabonte@agctr.lsu.edu

Walsh, Associate Professor
OFFICE • 110 M. B. Sturgis Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1211
E-MAIL • evwals@lsu.edu

Barbee, Assistant Professor
OFFICE • 308 M. B. Sturgis Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1337
E-MAIL • gbarbee7@lsu.edu

GRADUATE ADVISOR • Selim, Professor
OFFICE • 305 M. B. Sturgis Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1332
E-MAIL • mselim@agctr.lsu.edu

CURRICULA

The School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences offers degree programs in environmental management systems and plant and soil systems curricula. These curricula provide students with excellent preparation for careers in management, consulting, regulatory and public relations, or sales and services in agricultural, natural resources, or environmental industries. Some students use these science-based curricula as foundations to pursue graduate studies in agronomic, horticultural or environmental sciences or professional degrees in medicine or law.

Students are given opportunities to gain valuable experience through internships in the agronomic, horticultural or environmental business communities, special research projects with faculty members, and/or parttime student employee positions.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Louisiana is blessed with abundant natural resources. To protect public and ecological health, and restore air, soil, and water quality, Louisiana has developed one of the strongest professional environmental communities in the world. The environmental management systems curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills to work as part of this 104 College of Agriculture environmental community in a variety of areas of specialization, including air permitting, environmental enforcement, soil conservation, water quality, wetland delineation, environmental compliance, coastal restoration, and risk assessment and management. Environmental management systems graduates are well-qualified for a variety of careers because of their solid training in sciences, problem-solving, and written and oral communication, all of which will be critical for the fast paced, everchanging future job market that will favor workers who are well-trained and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.

Students are prepared to be critical thinkers and life-long learners who can work effectively both independently and as members of a team. Many graduates continue their education in professional schools, such as medicine, veterinary medicine, and law. Others continue in graduate school, especially in biomedical, environmental, and engineering sciences. Entering a graduate program is an appropriate choice for those who seek to broaden their technical knowledge as well as strengthen their skills in written and oral communications, project management, statistics, or laboratory practice. A number of graduates also are professors at universities across the world and leaders in government and industry.

The environmental management systems curriculum is partitioned into three areas of concentration: (1)environmental analysis and risk management, (2) policy analysis, and (3) resource conservation. Each concentration includes a variety of elective courses that allow students to gain expertise in specific areas that interest them. Particularly in their junior and senior year, students interact with a wide range of accomplished environmental professionals to refine their program of study and career goal, and focus on specific career paths within the broad environmental management field. However, the environmental management systems curriculum is designed to be sufficiently flexible to allow students to prepare for positions in the public or private sectors working in the office, laboratory, or field.

Graduates with a concentration in environmental analysis and risk management will have a knowledge and practical understanding of: chemistry (analytical, organic, and quantitative analysis, instrumentation, soil and water chemistry); environmental microbiology; environmental fate and transport geology (hydrology); land use planning (including GIS/GPS); site investigation principles and collection methods; human and ecological risk assessment; and federal and local regulations governing site assessment, site evaluation, and site remediation.

Graduates with a concentration in policy analysis will have a knowledge and practical understanding of: role and scope of state and federal regulatory agencies (e.g., DEQ, DHH, DNR, USEPA); environmental laws and regulations (e.g., CERCLA, SARA, CWA, CAA); mechanisms for implementation of regulations, compliance with regulations, permits, audits, etc.; environmental auditing systems; environmental permitting; the role of risk assessment in decision making; and land use planning.

Graduates with a concentration in resource conservation will have a knowledge and practical understanding of: chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil; soil and water conservation and associated federal programs; coastal restoration; soilplant relationships; fundamentals of forestry, wildlife, and agricultural management; land use planning (including GIS/GPS); soil and water assessment and remediation principles; and ecological risk assessment.

Environmental management systems students vary widely in their interests and career goals, but they all share a commitment to a professional career and a passion to preserve our natural resources and protect environmental quality.

CURRICULUM IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 124

1Environmenatal Analysis and Risk Management Concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 1201, 1208 .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
English 1001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Environmental Management Systems 1011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021, 1022. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General electives.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agronomy 2051. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Agricultural Economics 2003 or Economics 2030. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Biological sciences 1202, 1209. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chemistry 2060 or 22611. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1431. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Political Science 2051 or Sociology 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies 2060. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General electives.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Experimental Statistics 2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Environmental Management Systems 3040, 3050. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Management 3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Physics 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
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SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Environmental Management Systems 4020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Agricultural Economics 3213 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Electives or ROTC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
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Areas of Concentration

PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS

Consolidation of curricula in Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology resulted in the curriculum in Plant and Soil Systems. All students in this curriculum take core courses that provide a basic knowledge required for specialization in one of eight areas: environmental horticulture; landscape management; turfgrass management; horticultural science; soil science; agricultural pest management; urban entomology and crop management. Each area is further individualized by the addition of approved and free electives.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in agronomy, agricultural pest management, or horticulture may take suggested courses for the minor as part of the approved and free electives. (See the section on College of Agriculture minors for details.)

Students pursuing agronomic interests can concentrate their studies in the areas of crop management, soil science, or agricultural pest management. In addition to the basic curriculum outlined for plant and soil systems majors, students selecting the crop management area of concentration take courses in agronomy, biological sciences, economics, entomology, experimental statistics, genetics, and plant health, as well as several hours in approved electives.

The agricultural pest management area of concentration is an interdisciplinary program of study in weed science, plant pathology, and physical sciences, and practical training through an internship work experience. A range of restricted and non-restricted electives allow students to personalize their degree program based on employment goals.

Four areas of horticultural concentration (environmental horticulture; landscape management; turfgrass management; and horticultural science) are designed to prepare students for various career opportunities using a cross-disciplinary studies approach. Prior to entering the program, students are encouraged to consult the curriculum coordinator for guidance in selecting courses.

Students selecting the environmental horticulture area of concentration will be prepared for careers in the production of fresh flowering and woody ornamentals, and vegetable and fruit crops. Course work is also offered in processing of fruit and vegetables. Students will become familiar with essential aspects of landscape and interiorscape installation and maintenance. Careers include interiorscape landscaping, wholesale production of horticulture plants, management of garden centers, landscape maintenance, arboreta, botanical gardens, and tissue culture propogation. Career opportunities in vegetable and fruit science include jobs as field representatives and farm consultants, food processors, agricultural chemical suppliers, and produce brokers.

Students selecting the landscape management area are prepared to construct landscape sites, as well as plant and maintain woody and herbaceous plants, turfgrass ornamental bulbs, and related crops. Course work in this area is more closely allied to landscape management and less so to production practices. Careers are centered on owning and operating landscape management companies.

Students selecting the turfgrass management area pursue careers as landscape designers and managers; sports field managers; golf course superintendents; or professionals employed by the urban agricultural products industry. In addition to the basic core courses in the curriculum, students study turf and ornamental management, pest identification and control, pesticide application techniques, landscape design, and small engine maintenance. Twelve hours of business electives provide additional experience in financial and personnel management.

Students selecting the horticultural science area of concentration are prepared to pursue graduate studies in horticulture and related sciences. Horticultural scientists conduct research in areas such as crop culture and management; molecular biology; plant breeding and genetics; plant growth and development; plant metabolism and nutrition; propogation; post harvest and stress physiology; and tissue culture. Horticulturists teach at every level, including high schools, community colleges and universities. Public service in horticultural extension includes advising home gardeners, professional horticulturists, and horticultural crop producers.

CURRICULUM IN PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 127-129

1For crop management and soil science areas of concentration
2 For horticultural science; environmental horticulture, turfgrass management; and landscape management areas of concentration
3 For agricultural pest management area of concentration
4 For urban entomology area of concentration
5 For landscape management area of concentration
6 For horticultural science area of concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences 1201, 1202, 1208
     1209 or 1001, 1002, 10055.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
English 1001, 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mathematics 1021. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 10222 or Experimental Statistics 22011,3,4. . . . . . . . . . .  3-4
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education social sciences course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agronomy 2051. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chemistry 2060 or 2261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Agricultural Economics 2003 or Economics 2030. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies 2060 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education humanities course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
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JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Biological Sciences/Plant Health 30606
    or Horticulture 2860.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-4
Agronomy 3010 or 30901 or Horticulture 3000
    or 30102 or Plant Health/Entomology 30003,4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Plant Health 4000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Electives or ROTC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agronomy 40521,2,3 or Entomology 40014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Area of concentration courses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9
Approved electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
Electives or ROTC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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Areas of Concentration

A list of approved electives is available in the School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences.

SCHOOL OF RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES

INTERIM DIRECTOR • Rutherford
OFFICE • 227 Renewable Natural Resources Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4131
FAX • 225-578-4227
E-MAIL • druther@lsu.edu
WEB SITE • www.rnr.lsu.edu

PROFESSORS EMERITI • Avault, Bryan, Burns, Carpenter, Carter, Chabreck, Clason, Culley, Fogg, Noble
PROFESSORS • Cao, Chambers, Chang, Dean, Kelso, Liu, Reigh, Romaire, Rutherford, Shilling, Shupe,Tiersch, Vlosky, Wu
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS • Chamberlain, de Hoop, Nyman, Rohwer, Stouffer, Thomas, Xu
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS • Dozier, Keim
ADJUNCT FACULTY • Afton, Barrow, Blazier, Dunn, Goyer, Hooper-Bui, Hse, Jenkins, King, LaPeyre, Lian, Lutz,Ouchley, Pace, Reams, Reed, Siegel, Singh, Smith, Supan, Sword

UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COORDINATOR • Shilling, Professor
OFFICE • 227 Renewable Natural Resources Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4192

GRADUATE COORDINATOR • Kelso, Professor
OFFICE • 227 Renewable Natural Resources Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4187

CURRICULA

The School of Renewable Natural Resources offers undergraduate and graduate education to students who wish to discover the natural world and ways to improve the management of renewable resources, protect biodiversity, and promote conservation of diverse ecosystems. Two undergraduate curricula are available that provide students with professional education in forestry or in natural resource ecology and management.

The curriculum in forestry and the curriculum in natural resource ecology and management consist of a set of core courses taken by all students in the School of Renewable Natural Resources to assure the broad understanding of natural resource ecology, sustainability, policy, and management. The forestry curriculum and the natural resource ecology and management curriculum have a set of required courses specific to each degree program. There is considerable flexibility within each degree program because there are areas of concentration that target specialities, yet allow individual flexibility in course selection. Problem-based learning and multidisciplinary team activities are used to put students in "real-world" situations with present-day problems that will better prepare students for successful careers. Critical thinking skills are stressed in a broad-based curriculum. To assure the quality of graduates, all students in undergraduate programs in forestry or natural resource ecology and management must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required RNR courses.

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

The bachelor of science in forestry (BSF) is aimed at providing a broad education in renewable natural resources specifically related to forest ecosystems. The BSF is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). SAF is the accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation as the accrediting agency for forestry in the U.S.

The BSF degree program is flexible and allows students, in consultation with faculty, to select an area of concentration closely associated with their career goals in renewable natural resources. The two areas of concentration include forest resource management, and ecological restoration.

The forest resource management area of concentration is intended for students primarily interested in managing forests as a sustainable natural resource. The area of concentration is designed to provide students with an appreciation of numerous aspects of forest resource management including timber and non-timber resources and prepare them for employment with public and private entities in forest resource management.

The ecological restoration area of concentration provides the foundation for students planning a career in environmental and ecological consulting, ecological restoration, or remediation work. Development mitigation is on the rise, as is the desire to restore systems disturbed and disrupted by anthropogenic and natural causes. Knowledge of plant and animal taxonomy, geographic information systems, and wetlands delineation are currently in demand by environmental consulting/ engineering firms.

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Ecology and Management

This degree program strives to teach students about the ecology and natural history of plant and animal populations and communities to enable enhanced management and conservation of biotic resources. Students get broad-based training in identification, natural history, population ecology, conservation biology, and policy issues that will affect living natural resources. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as professionals in a broad range of natural resource management positions. Students in natural resource ecology and management tailor their course work to their career goals by choosing one of seven areas of concentration: conservation biology, fisheries and aquaculture, natural resource conservation, wetland science, wildlife ecology, wildlife law enforcement, and preveterinary-wildlife.

Job opportunities for graduates of the natural resource ecology and management curriculum are available in state and federal agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations, private consulting firms, and with industry. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource ecology and management typically complete the educational requirements for graduates to be certified by the Wildlife Society or the American Fisheries Society.

The conservation biology area of concentration is designed to educate students concerning ways to protect biodiversity. This includes a broad base of training in ecology, taxonomy, the genetics of small populations, human dimension of resource management, and the principles of population biology.

The fisheries and aquaculture area of concentration is designed for students interested in the ecology and management of aquatic resources in freshwater and marine ecosystems, as well as the cultivation of economically important species under controlled conditions. Students in this area take a diversity of courses in fish taxonomy, biology, and management, and can tailor their program of study to suit their interests with additional courses in breeding and genetic improvement, nutrition, aquacultural engineering, aquatic animal diseases, microbiology, water quality, biology, oceanography and coastal studies, and management of freshwater and marine habitats. With numerous opportunities to gain research experience, students in this concentration are well prepared for pursuing graduate studies, as well as a diversity of careers in aquatic resource management in private industry, state and federal agencies, consulting firms, and aquatic resource advocacy groups.

The area of concentration in natural resource conservation is designed for students wishing to pursue a broader curriculum in renewable resource ecology and management, including courses from both aquatic and terrestrial systems. Many state and federal resource agencies are seeking people with a diverse educational background who are able to understand and work on complex environmental issues in multi-disciplinary teams that focus on land use, pollution, habitat loss, and biodiversity problems, all of which will continue to grow as human population numbers and urbanization increase.

The area of concentration in wetland science is designed for students who wish to specialize in wetlands, which are valued as wildlife and fish habitats, for maintaining water quality, and for other economic benefits. Students who concentrate in wetland science can anticipate working for private or governmental agencies that manage land, for governmental agencies that restore and/or regulate wetlands, or for businesses that delineate wetlands, plan and manage mitigation banks, or plan and construct restoration projects.

The wildlife ecology area of concentration is tailored to students interested in traditional management that focuses on wildlife populations, especially game animals and charismatic species of concern to the public. Students are exposed to the principles of population growth, theory and practice concerning population exploitation, habitat requirements and methods of management, and the way that public policy influences wildlife resources. Students from this area of concentration typically accept jobs with state and federal resource agencies, but often pursue advanced degrees.

The wildlife law enforcement area of concentration was recently created to meet the needs of students who want to enter into natural resources law enforcement with state or federal agencies. Students get a background in wildlife ecology and management, natural resources policy, as well as course work in political and social sciences. Students must still go through state or federal law enforcement academy before they can work in wildlife law enforcement.

The preveterinary-wildlife area of concentration is for students interested in applying to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and who are interested in careers that focus on exotic animals and wildlife rather that the more traditional small and large animal practices. Health issues such as whirling disease in trout and chronic wasting disease in elk continue to be problems for state and federal resource agencies, and zoos and wild animal parks constantly deal with veterinary issues; all of these problems require people with both veterinary skills and a familiarity with a diversity of wildlife and the habitats that support them.

Transportation for field trips is provided by the University but financed by the students. Field fees vary in amount, based on the cost of transportation, and are paid at the time of other University fees through the advanced billing system.

CURRICULUM IN FORESTRY (FOREST MANAGEMENT)

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 128

All students in the undergraduate curriculum in Forestry must earn a grade o f "C” or better in all required RNR courses.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agriculture 1001* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Biological Sciences 1201, 1208 and 1202, 1209 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
English 1001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Renewable Natural Resources 1001 and 1002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General education arts course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
  32

SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Economics 2030 or Agricultural Economics 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Communication Studies 2060 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Experimental Statistics 2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Mathematics 1431. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Philosophy 2020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Renewable Natural Resources 2001 and 2101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Renewable Natural Resources 2039 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General education social sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
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JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Renewable Natural Resources 2102,
    3002, 4900, and 3103. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-5
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3-4
  33

SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Renewable Natural Resources 4101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-18
Approved electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6
Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5-4
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* Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one additional hour of approved electives in place of AGRI 1001.

Areas of Concentration

A list of approved electives is available from the school.

CURRICULUM IN NATURAL RESOURCE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 128

All students in the undergraduate curriculum in Natural Resource Ecology and Management must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required RNR courses.

FRESHMAN YEAR SEM. HRS.
Agriculture 10011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Biological Sciences 1201 and 1202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Biological Sciences 1208 and 1209 or Chemistry 1212. . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chemistry 1201 and 1202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
English 1001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mathematics 1021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Renewable Natural Resources 1001 and 1002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General education arts course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Free electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
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SOPHOMORE YEAR SEM. HRS.
Communication Studies 2060. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chemistry 20603 or 22613 or Physics 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics 2030 or AGEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Experimental Statistics 2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Mathematics 10224 or 1431 or 1441 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Renewable Natural Resources 2039 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Renewable Natural Resources 2101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Philosophy 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Sociology 2001 or Political Science 2051 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1
  32

JUNIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Renewable Natural Resources 4103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Renewable Natural Resources 3002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Renewable Natural Resources 2001 or 4020 or
     Biological Sciences 40415. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-4
General education humanities course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Agronomy 20516 or Renewable Natural Resources 4025 or 4151 . . . 3-4
Renewable Natural Resources 2102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Free electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
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SENIOR YEAR SEM. HRS.
Renewable Natural Resources 4101 and 4023 or 4040 and 4900 . . . 10
Area of concentration courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-20
Approved electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0
Free electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
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1 Students entering the program with 30 or more semester hours will take one additional hour of approved electives in place of Agriculture 1001.
2 Students in conservation biology, fisheries and aquaculture, and wildlife ecology areas of concentration must take BIOL 1208 and 1209.
3 Students in the fisheries and aquaculture or wetland science areas of concentration must take CHEM 2060 or 2261.
4 Calculus is required by many graduate
5 Students in conservation biology, wetland sciences, and wildlife ecology areas of concentration must take RNR 2001
6 Students in natural resource conservation and wetland science areas of concentration must take Agronomy 2051; students in fisheries and aquaculture area of concentration must take RNR 4025.

Areas of Concentration

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