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 purpose of the Agriculture major is to prepare students to fill an expanding demand for persons who are basically trained in the liberal arts as well as practical and scientific aspects of agriculture.
The specific objectives are as follows: 1) demonstrate the ability to speak and write clearly and knowledgeably in the field of agriculture; 2) demonstrate the ability to recognize problems and propose solutions in animal, plant and soil management systems; 3) demonstrate knowledge of agriculture production and processing technology.
As a minimum demonstration of having met these objectives, the student majoring in agriculture will pass all courses that he is required to take as a part of his major program and will have a 2.0 grade average in those courses.
Students majoring in agriculture must select one emphasis or up to a maximum of two emphases, if desired.