Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
The D. Howard Doane Chair of Agriculture was established in 1976 as a result of an endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Doane.
The aim of the agriculture major is to prepare students to fill an expanding demand for persons trained in the liberal arts along with the practical, scientific, and technical aspects of agriculture. The department seeks to develop students and graduates who embody the College’s vision and five-fold mission.
The department’s objectives for students majoring in agriculture are that they will:
- develop the ability to speak and write clearly and knowledgeably about agriculture, while demonstrating intellectual and social proficiency in their specific field of emphasis (Academic);
- recognize the value of hard work in defining problems and proposing solutions in agribusiness and animal, plant, and soil management systems (Vocational);
- understand and appreciate humanity’s role in God’s created world for the provision of food, both physical as well as spiritual (Christian);
- demonstrate awareness of agriculture’s favorable contribution to America’s heritage through the value it places on civic responsibility, defense of our nation, and stewardship of national resources (Patriotic);
- understand and appreciate the relationship of agricultural production and processing technologies to human culture (Cultural).
Students majoring in agriculture must select one emphasis or up to a maximum of two emphases, if desired.