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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Undergraduate Minors

To learn more about our specializations, visit our Undergraduate Program page on our website.

Precision Agriculture

A minor in Precision Agriculture is a multidisciplinary study. Students will use satellite imagery, aerial photography, field sensors, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) to acquire information about field conditions. This information will be organized and analyzed using a digital mapping system called a Geographical Information System (GIS). Once analyzed, this information will assist in making effective management decisions.

  • Requirements

    Completion of the Precision Agriculture minor requires a total of 15 credit hours from the following categories:

    • Precision Agriculture (Six credits Required)
      Recommend that AOM4455 be taken first.
      • AOM 4455: Agricultural Operations & Decision Systems
      • AOM 4434: Precision Agriculture
    • Remote Sensing (Three credit hours Required from this category)
      • AOM 5431: GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture
      • SUR 4380: Remote Sensing
      • SUR 5385: Remote Sensing Applications
      • SUR 3331: Photogrammetry
    • Geographic Information Systems (Three credit hours Required from this category)
      • SUR 3393: Geographic Information Systems
      • URP 4273: Survey of Planning Information Systems
      • EES 4027: Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems
      • FOR 3434C: Forest Resources Information Systems
      • SUR 5365: Digital Mapping
      • GEO 3151: Foundations of Geographic Information Systems
      • LAA 4381C: Environmental Methods and GIS
    • Crop Management and Field Techniques (Three credit hours Required from this category)
      • AGR 3005: Principles of Crop Science
      • AGR 4214C: Applied Field Crop Production
      • FRC 3212: Introduction to Citrus Culture and Production
      • PMA 3010: Fundamentals of Pest Management
      • PLP 3103C: Control of Plant Diseases
      • PLS 4601C: Weed Science
      • SWS 4231C: Soils and Land Use
      • AGR 4231C: Forage Science and Range Management
      • PLS 4613: Aquatic Weed Control
      • FAS 4305: Introduction to Fishery Science
      • FNR 4623C: Integrated Natural Resource Management
      • FNR 3410C: Natural Resource Sampling
      • SWS 4715C: Environmental Pedology
      • SUR 3520: Measurement Science
      • ENV 4042: Environmental Data Analysis
      • GEO 3162: Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Geographers
      • SWS 3023L: Soil Judging
      • STA 4222: Sample Survey Design
      • WIS 4945C: Wildlife Techniques

Packaging Engineering

The Packaging Engineering minor is open to all students and is designed to complement studies to help prepare the student for a career in or closely associated with packaging.

The minor consists of a minimum of 15 semester credits with a grade of “C” or better. No courses may be taken as S-U credit. Students applying for the minor must obtain written approval from their academic advisor and the undergraduate coordinator in PKG at least two semesters prior to graduation.

  • Requirements

    To obtain a minor the student must successfully complete a total of 15 credit hours from the list of pre-selected courses that provide a concentrated focus on Packaging related knowledge, technology, and skills.

    • Required Courses (15 credits)
      • PKG 3001- Principles of Packaging (3)
      • PKG 4101C - Computer Tools for Packaging (3)
      • PKG 4008 - Distribution & Transport Packaging (3)
      • PKG 3103 - Food Packaging (3)
      • Approved elective