The Ag Department consists of six different programs that emphasize business, technology, and education. The business program combines the study of economic principles and the basic agricultural sciences. The technology program allows students to specialize in the area of their choice. The education program allows students to become certified Ag teachers.
Agricultural Technology: Agriculture Mechanization
Agricultural Technology: Agronomic Technology
Agricultural Technology: Animal Technology
Agricultural Technology: Horticulture Technology
Vocational Agriculture Education
|The agriculture-business program provides students the opportunity to learn to understand the basic structure, conduct and performance of the agricultural industry. The courses taken in this program combines the study of economic principles and the basic agricultural sciences.
For your convenience, a four-year-plan for a B.S. in Agriculture Business is available.
|Agricultural Technology: Agriculture Mechanization|
The Agriculture Mechanization class led by Jason Scales recently made a major leap from the outdated institutionalized class into a state of the art hands on learning experience. Scales was instrumental in the recent $20,000 dollar donation from Lincoln welders. This donation totally revamped the Ag. Mech. Shop with such things as numerous brand new mig welders, tig welders, plasma cutters, and much more. In addition, classes are involved in assembling all of the new John Deere equipment that is used on the UCM farm every year. These classes are also conduct workshops for high school teachers in the evenings.
For your convenience, a four-year-plan for a B.S. in Agricultural Technology: Agriculture Mechanization is available.
|Agricultural Technology: Agronomic Technology|
The agronomy program at UCM is an in depth study of agricultural crop production. This program uses a combination of soil science, plant science, and hands on research to provide a well rounded course of study. Agronomy students also utilize horticultural sciences, with hands on experience in several greenhouse oriented classes.
For your convenience, a four-year-plan for a B.S. in Agricultural Technology: Agronomic Technology is available.
|Agricultural Technology: Animal Technology|
Welcome to the Animal Science degree at University of Central Missouri. This degree program provides an in-depth knowledge of production, management, and marketing of the animal industry. In addition, information regarding diseases, nutrition, reproduction, and evaluation will be provided. There are many opportunities in learning with field research and student involvement. For students interested in veterinary medicine, a pre-vet course of study is offered through this degree.
For your convenience, a four-year-plan for a B.S. in Agricultural Technology: Animal Technology is available.
|Agricultural Technology: Horticulture Technology|
The agricultural technology program offers a general background in agriculture. Required courses taken in the program give students training in all phases of agriculture and elective courses give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a specialization area of their choice. For Horticulture majors, UCM offers the Horticulture Club. The objective of the Horticulture Club is to promote horticulture with in the university and the community. Membership is open to all individuals, both members and non-members of the university community, who have an interest in horticulture. The club also strives to recognize and develop both scholars and leaders within the department. Activities of the Horticulture Club are usually of a community service nature. The re-organizational meeting occurs in the fall and new members may join during either the fall or spring semester.
For your convenience, a four-year-plan for a B.S. in Agricultural Technology: Horticulture Technology is available.
|Vocational Agriculture Education|
|The vocational agriculture education curriculum provides students a background in both agriculture and teaching methods. Students take a wide variety of courses in the areas of plant science, soil science, animal science, agriculture mechanization and technology, agriculture business and economics, and program planning and management. Classroom observations and lesson teaching in local high schools are used to prepare students to teach agriculture in the high school classroom. Students will learn how the three elements of agriculture education (classroom, FFA, and Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE)) work together to provide high school students with a complete agriculture program. This program ultimately leads to certification to teach agriculture education in grades 9-12.
*Jason Scales, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, is the advisor to the Agriculture Education Majors.
For your convenience, a four-year-plan for a BS in Education degree in Vocational Agriculture is available.
An undergraduate pre-veterinary medicine course of study is available to prepare students for entrance into veterinary school.
For your convenience, a four-year-plan for the Pre-Veterinarian Requirements is available.