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With an individualized Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, you can pursue one of two areas of specialization: Agricultural Ecosystem Sciences or Entomology.

Agricultural Ecosystem Sciences

Grow more. Impact less. 

Through this individualized bachelor’s program, students learn about factors that affect the productivity and quality of our environment. A solid background of agriculture ecosystems, management and sustainability give our students the skills to provide recommendations for production systems that consider ethics and social responsibility. 

At the core of our curriculum is plant and soil sciences, animal production, and agribusiness management. Students will customize their degree by choosing a technical and agricultural concentration.

Technical Concentration (TC) areas:

  • Agricultural Economics & Policy
  • Applied Plant Biology
  • GIS & Technology Support
  • Sampling, Testing & Analysis
  • Agricultural Business Management

Agricultural Ecosystem Emphasis (AEE) areas:

  • Crop Production
  • Animal Production Systems
  • Soil Use and Water Management
  • Pest Management

 

Meet Dr. McNear, program director for Ag Ecosystem Sciences

 

 


Entomology

In our Entomology individualized program, you will learn all about insects - from their molecules to their ecosystems with a customized curriculum based on your specific interests and career goals.

Our students study a diverse collection of insects and examine their effect on humans, crops, and food chains. Through observations and research, our students learn about the most beneficial insects to the most dangerous.

 

Come See for Yourself 

To learn more about this individualized program and its offerings, campus life, and chat with an advisor, schedule a campus visit. Virtual visits may be necessary in some cases. 

 

Dr. Clare Rittschof studying honey bee behaviors
The best thing about mentoring is meeting and getting to know smart and interesting students who are excited to learn... watching students learn about the fun and frustration of research science."

Dr. Clare Rittschof

Assistant Professor & Winner of the 2020 ESA Early Career Innovation Award

Courses You Will Take

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Indvdlzed Curr-Ag Ecosys Sci (BS)-MA 109 120 - 121 hours
Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
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Total Freshman Year Credit Hours : 28

Fall Semester
13 Credit Hours
GEN 100
3
GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

GEN 100

3 credit hours

How do farmers in Kentucky impact families in California? How can the fashion industry curb the amount of plastic in our oceans? How does fast food affect sea life in the Gulf of Mexico? Whether we realize it or not, each of us has a relationship with agriculture, food and the environment. From race and gender, diet and lifestyles, tourism and evolving technologies, this course encourages you to recognize and think critically about the interconnected systems that affect all human life. By addressing these challenges, you will develop a greater appreciation for how you can positively impact our planet.

Prereq: This course is open to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment or those in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Residential College's Belle C. Gunn Living Learning Program. Freshman only in Fall semesters and transfer students only in Spring semesters.

Intro to AES
1
MA 109
3
MA 109 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA

MA 109

**UK Core - Quantitative Foundations**

3 credit hours

Selected topics in algebra. Develops manipulative algebraic skills and mathematical reasoning required for further study in mathematics and use in mathematical modeling. Includes brief review of basic algebra, quadratic formula, systems of linear equations, introduction to functions and graphing. This course is not available for credit to persons who have received credit in any mathematics course of a higher number with the exceptions of MA 111, 112, 123, 162, 201 and 202. Credit not available on the basis of special examination.

Prereq: Two years of high school algebra and a Math ACT score of 21 or above or a Math SAT score of 510 or above or a Math SAT2016 score of 540 or above; or UK 096; or appropriate MathIndex; or grade of B or better in MA 111. Math placement test recommended.

UK Core - Humanities
3
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
CHE 105
4
CHE 105 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

CHE 105

**UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math** when paired with CHE 111

4 credit hours

A study of chemical principles and their application to pure and mixed substances. Not open to students who have already completed both CHE 109 and CHE 110.

Prereq: Math ACT of 23 or above (or Math placement test), or MA 109, or MA 110.

CHE 111
1
CHE 111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

CHE 111

**UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math** when paired with CHE 105

1 credit hours

A laboratory course, to accompany CHE 105 or CHE 110, dealing with the properties of chemical substances and providing an introduction to quantitative chemical analysis.

Prereq or coreq: CHE 105 or CHE 110.

UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
BIO 148
3
BIO 148 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I

BIO 148

3 credit hours

BIO 148 introduces the student to the biological mechanisms operating at the molecular, cellular, and population level that contribute to the origin, maintenance, and evolution of biodiversity including the origins and history of the evolutionary process. Course material is presented within a phylogenetic context, emphasizing the shared history of all living organisms on earth through common ancestry. The first semester of an integrated one-year sequence (BIO 148 and BIO 152).

Prereq: Math ACT of 24 or above, or MA 109, and past or concurrent enrollment in CHE 105.

MA 123
4
MA 123 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

MA 123

**UK Core - Quantitative Foundations**

4 credit hours

An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with applications to business and the biological and physical sciences. Not open to students who have credit in MA 113 or MA 137. Note: Math placement test recommended. Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department.

Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or Math SAT2016 of 620 or above, or a grade of C or better in MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department. Note: Math placement test recommended.

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Total Sophomore Year Credit Hours : 29 - 30

Fall Semester
15 - 16 Credit Hours
BIO 152 or BIO 155
3 - 4
ECO 201
3
ECO 201 - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I

ECO 201

3 credit hours

The study of the allocation of scarce resources from the viewpoint of individual economic units. Topics include household and firm behavior, competitive pricing of goods and resources, and monopoly power.

UK Core - Social Sciences
3
WRD 204
3
WRD 204 - TECHNICAL WRITING

WRD 204

**Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)**

3 credit hours

Instruction and experience in writing for science and technology. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness in preparing letters, memos, and reports for specific audiences. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

Prereq: Completion of University writing requirement.

PLS 210
3
PLS 210 - THE LIFE PROCESSES OF PLANTS

PLS 210

3 credit hours

This course is intended to provide a basic understanding of the natural products and processes that shape the nature of modern plants, and govern their interactions with the environment and other living organisms. We shall focus on the structural and biochemical characteristics unique to plants, and develop a basic understanding of how these plant attributes relate to organismic function. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the nature of the major plant biomes of the Earth, their community dynamics, and how member plants compete for space and other resources. Development of optimal plant strategies for reproductive success, plant interaction with other living systems as well as abiotic factors and their defense from predation and attack will also be considered.

Spring Semester
14 Credit Hours
PLS 366
4
PLS 366 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE

PLS 366

4 credit hours

Study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and how these properties relate to plant nutrient availability and plant growth, land- use planning and management issues, and soil and water quality issues. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, three hours.

Prereq: CHE 105.

AEC 302
4
AEC 302 - AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

AEC 302

4 credit hours

A comprehensive study of economic principles and management tools useful in farm and agribusiness decision making. Utilizes a systems approach to the planning, implementation and control of the agricultural business. Specific attention to application of management and decision theory, economic principles used in decision making, and risk management strategies. Emphasis on planning the future course of the business, acquiring and managing the necessary resources, and establishing physical and financial control over the business. Lab incorporates microeconomic applications of management principles developed in lectures. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: "C" or better in ECO 201.

UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3
STA 296
3
STA 296 - STATISTICAL METHODS AND MOTIVATIONS

STA 296

**UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason**

3 credit hours

Introduction to principles of statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding. Students will articulate results of statistical description of sample data (including bivariate), application of probability distributions, confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing to demonstrate properly contextualized analysis of real-world data.

Prereq: MA 113, MA 123, MA 137, or equivalent.

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Total Sophomore Year Credit Hours : 16

Summer Semester
3 Credit Hours
AES Field Camp
3
Fall Semester
13 Credit Hours
ABT 360
3
ABT 360 - GENETICS

ABT 360

3 credit hours

The basic principles of heredity as currently understood from evidence accumulated in classical, cytogenetic, molecular, and squantitative genetic experiments. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of genetic principles and the relationship of genetics to all biological disciplines.

Prereq: BIO 148, BIO 152 and CHE 105 or consent of instructor.

PLS 386
4
PLS 386 - PLANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

PLS 386

4 credit hours

In-depth analysis of the underlying principles of plant production systems. Successful strategies, based on application of the principles developed by lecture and laboratory activities, will be discussed in either agronomic or horticultural contexts. Special attention will be given to minimizing the the environmental impact of the plant production techniques employed. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 210 and PLS 366 or concurrently or consent of instructor.

PPA 400G
3
PPA 400G - PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY

PPA 400G

3 credit hours

To present students with the principles of plant pathology. The causes, effects, control and nature of plant diseases will be studied; the laboratory will expose students to common diseases and pathogens discussed in lecture. Emphasis will be given to diseases important in Kentucky. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours.

Prereq: BIO 148 and BIO 152, or BIO/PLS 210, or consent of instructor.

Technical Specialization Course
3

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Total Junior Year Credit Hours : 31

Spring Semester
16 Credit Hours
ASC 382
3
ASC 382 - ANIMAL PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES

ASC 382

3 credit hours

A broad survey of animal agricultural management cov- ering cattle, horses, poultry, swine, sheep and goats. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of scientific disciplines including anatomy, physiology, nutrition, reproduction and genetics. For nonmajors only.

PLS/SAG 390
3
PLS 404
4
PLS 404 - INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT

PLS 404

4 credit hours

A study of weed management concepts based on the integration of weed biology and ecology data with cultural, biological, and herbicidal control. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: PLS 386.

Microbes in Agronomy
3
Technical Specialization Course
3
Fall Semester
15 Credit Hours
PLS 468G
3
PLS 468G - SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT

PLS 468G

3 credit hours

The application of principles related to soils and their management in planning the utilization of land and associated resources. Lecture and discussion.

Prereq: PLS 366 or consent of instructor.

AES 395 or AES 399
3
Applied Specialization Course
3
Technical Specialization Course
3
Free Elective
3

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Total Senior Year Credit Hours : 16

Spring Semester
16 Credit Hours
PLS 470G
3
PLS 470G - SOIL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

PLS 470G

3 credit hours

Soil reaction/cycling of elements essential to plant growth; rates, timing and placement of nutrient sources in modern crop/soil management systems; plant and soil sampling and analysis to diagnose plant nutrition stress.

Prereq: CHE 105, PLS 386 and PLS 366 or consent of instructor.

Applied Specialization Course
3
Senior Problems in AES
4
UK Core - Global Dynamics
3
Applied Specialization Course
3

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Individualized Curr-Entomology (BS) 120 - 125 hours
Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
Junior Year
Senior Year
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Total Freshman Year Credit Hours : 31 - 32

Fall Semester
16 - 17 Credit Hours
UK 101
1 - 2
UK 101 - ACADEMIC ORIENTATION

UK 101

1 - 2 credit hours

This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK 101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; articulate UK’s expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the University’s mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

ENT 110
3
ENT 110 - INSECT BIOLOGY

ENT 110

3 credit hours

Overview of the biology of insects. Emphasizes how this enormously abundant and important group of animals has resolved the basic challenges of survival and reproduction. Principles of physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution are introduced using insects as examples. The roles of both beneficial and detrimental insects will be discussed.

UK Core - Arts and Creativity
3
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I
3
GEN 100
3
GEN 100 - ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

GEN 100

**UK Core - Community, Culture & Citizenship in the USA**

3 credit hours

How do farmers in Kentucky impact families in California? How can the fashion industry curb the amount of plastic in our oceans? How does fast food affect sea life in the Gulf of Mexico? Whether we realize it or not, each of us has a relationship with agriculture, food and the environment. From race and gender, diet and lifestyles, tourism and evolving technologies, this course encourages you to recognize and think critically about the interconnected systems that affect all human life. By addressing these challenges, you will develop a greater appreciation for how you can positively impact our planet.

Prereq: This course is open to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment or those in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Residential College's Belle C. Gunn Living Learning Program. Freshman only in Fall semesters and transfer students only in Spring semesters.

MA 109
3
MA 109 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA

MA 109

**UK Core - Quantitative Foundations**

3 credit hours

Selected topics in algebra. Develops manipulative algebraic skills and mathematical reasoning required for further study in mathematics and use in mathematical modeling. Includes brief review of basic algebra, quadratic formula, systems of linear equations, introduction to functions and graphing. This course is not available for credit to persons who have received credit in any mathematics course of a higher number with the exceptions of MA 111, 112, 123, 162, 201 and 202. Credit not available on the basis of special examination.

Prereq: Two years of high school algebra and a Math ACT score of 21 or above or a Math SAT score of 510 or above or a Math SAT2016 score of 540 or above; or UK 096; or appropriate MathIndex; or grade of B or better in MA 111. Math placement test recommended.

Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II
3
BIO 148
3
BIO 148 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I

BIO 148

3 credit hours

BIO 148 introduces the student to the biological mechanisms operating at the molecular, cellular, and population level that contribute to the origin, maintenance, and evolution of biodiversity including the origins and history of the evolutionary process. Course material is presented within a phylogenetic context, emphasizing the shared history of all living organisms on earth through common ancestry. The first semester of an integrated one-year sequence (BIO 148 and BIO 152).

Prereq: Math ACT of 24 or above, or MA 109, and past or concurrent enrollment in CHE 105.

CHE 105
4
CHE 105 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

CHE 105

As a pair, CHE 105 & CHE 111 fulfill the **UK Core - Natural, Physical & Math Sciences**.

4 credit hours

A study of chemical principles and their application to pure and mixed substances. Not open to students who have already completed both CHE 109 and CHE 110.

Prereq: Math ACT of 23 or above (or Math placement test), or MA 109, or MA 110.

CHE 111
1
CHE 111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

CHE 111

As a pair, CHE 105 & CHE 111 fulfill the **UK Core - Natural, Physical & Math Sciences**.

1 credit hours

A laboratory course, to accompany CHE 105 or CHE 110, dealing with the properties of chemical substances and providing an introduction to quantitative chemical analysis.

Prereq or coreq: CHE 105 or CHE 110.

BIO 155
1
BIO 155 - LABORATORY FOR INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I

BIO 155

1 credit hours

This course is designed to provide a broad introduction into the data, results, and information associated with biological research, and into some of the analytical approaches used to test biological hypotheses. Communication of these aspects of biological research is crucial, and much of this lab course will be focused on the development of effective writing skills for the delivery of this information.

Prereq: Math ACT of 23 or above or MA 109, past or current enrollment in CHE 105.

UK Core - Humanities
3

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Total Sophomore Year Credit Hours : 29

Fall Semester
14 Credit Hours
BIO 152
3
BIO 152 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

BIO 152

3 credit hours

The second semester of an integrated one-year sequence (BIO 148 and 152) that is designed to develop understanding and appreciation for the biocomplexity of multicellular eukaryotes, with emphasis on animals and terrestrial plants. Structure and function relationships will be explored at many levels of organization.

Prereq: C or better in BIO 148 or permission of Department.

STA 210
3
STA 210 - MAKING SENSE OF UNCERTAINTY: AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING

STA 210

**UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reasoning**

3 credit hours

The goal of this course is to help students develop or refine their statistical literacy skills. Both the informal activity of human inference arising from statistical constructs, as well as the moral formal perspectives on statistical inference found in confidence intervals and hypothesis tests are studied. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding what distinguishes good and bad inferential reasoning in the practical world around us.

Prereq: Any course in the new Quantitative Foundations area of General Education beginning Spring 2012.

CHE 107
3
CHE 107 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II

CHE 107

3 credit hours

A continuation of CHE 105. A study of the principles of chemistry and their application to elements and compounds.

Prereq: CHE 105 or CHE 110 (with a C or better).

CHE 113
2
CHE 113 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY

CHE 113

2 credit hours

A laboratory course, to accompany CHE 107, emphasizing qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis.

Prereq: CHE 111. Prereq or coreq: CHE 107.

Free Elective
3
Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
Entomology Course
3
Entomology Course
3
UK Core - Social Sciences
3
UK Core - Global Dynamics
3
Specialty Support
3

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Total Junior Year Credit Hours : 31 - 33

Fall Semester
14 - 16 Credit Hours
ENT 300
3
ENT 300 - GENERAL ENTOMOLOGY

ENT 300

3 credit hours

Fundamentals of insect biology and relationships among insects, plants, and other organisms; identification of commonly encountered insects. Beneficial and detrimental effects of insects are discussed. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

Prereq: One course in introductory biology.

Entomology Course
3
ENT 395
1 - 3
ENT 395 - INDEPENDENT WORK

ENT 395

1 - 3 credit hours

Special problems for individual students who are capable of pursuing independent investigations in the various areas of entomology. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Prereq: ENT 300.

ABT 201
1
ABT 201 - SCIENTIFIC METHOD IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

ABT 201

As a pair, ABT 201 & ABT 301 fulfill the GCCR for this major.

1 credit hours

A course designed to acquaint students with the common experimental methods used in agricultural biotechnology. Students will be presented with several case studies which demonstrate basic scientific reasoning and experimental strategies. The students will then use their understanding of basic scientific methods and agricultural systems to critically evaluate work from the current scientific literature. Each student will be required to provide a written and oral evaluation of a research project in some aspect of agricultural biotechnology. The class will provide the students with the basic skills needed for preparing their own research proposals. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

Prereq: ABT 101 and enrollment in the Agricultural Biotechnology degree program or consent of instructor.

Specialty Support
3
Specialty Support
3
Spring Semester
17 Credit Hours
Entomology Course
3
Specialty Support
3
ABT 301
2
ABT 301 - WRITING AND PRESENTATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

ABT 301

As a pair, ABT 201 & ABT 301 fulfill the GCCR for this major.

2 credit hours

The goals of this course are to expose students to current scientific literature in the life sciences, develop skills for the evaluation of primary research literature and presentations, prepare students to write an independent research proposal, and develop oral communication skills. Student participation is a key component of activities, and students are required to provide both oral and written evaluations of research publications, presentations, and proposals. A major part of the course involves students developing, writing, and presenting an independent research proposal in coordination with a research mentor. This course should be taken prior to ABT 395 or ABT 399, and students must identify a research mentor early during the semester. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

Prereq: Agricultural Biotechnology major or consent of instructor.

Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3

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Total Senior Year Credit Hours : 29 - 31

Fall Semester
14 - 16 Credit Hours
ENT 564
4
ENT 564 - INSECT TAXONOMY

ENT 564

4 credit hours

A study of insect taxonomy including the collection, preparation, and identification of adult insect specimens.

Prereq: Consent of instructor.

Specialty Support
3
Specialty Support
3
ENT 395
1 - 3
ENT 395 - INDEPENDENT WORK

ENT 395

1 - 3 credit hours

Special problems for individual students who are capable of pursuing independent investigations in the various areas of entomology. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Prereq: ENT 300.

Free Elective
3
Spring Semester
15 Credit Hours
Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3

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Apply for Our Scholarships

In addition to automatic and competitive scholarships from the University of Kentucky, our students are also eligible for a variety of awards from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. With one of the largest college-based scholarship programs, we have awarded more than $3 million over the past four years. These awards are based on a variety of criteria such as hometown, major, career goals, high school extracurriculars, and more. 

The deadline to apply is December 1 January 15 for first-semester freshmen (extended for 2021-22 freshmen) and January 31 for current students and transfer students. For more information, click here

Miss the deadline? Need more funding? Browse other local, state, and national scholarships in our online college scholarship library

Living Learning Program

Named after UK's first female graduate, Belle C. Gunn, this first-year program is open to all University of Kentucky freshmen.  We seek students who, like Gunn, have passion and determination.  Through field trips, professional development workshops, and service programs, we apply student passions to global issues at the intersection of food, economics, and environment.  All students in this program will also enroll in connected courses, share study groups, and have an assigned peer mentor - all to help with the transition to college life. 

While all students will enjoy the same benefits, some events and projects will be geared toward students' preferences and career goals. Depending on interests, each student will join one of the following tracks: 

  • Food & Health 
  • Family & Community 
  • Nature & Landscapes 
  • Livestock & Equine 

All students participating in our living learning program will live in Woodland Glen IV, one of UK's newest residence halls.  To apply, select the "Agriculture, Food and Environment" living learning program while completing the housing application. For more information, visit the University of Kentucky Housing website

 

International Opportunities

Should you choose, you can gain international experience while earning credit towards your degree. We offer a variety of study, research, intern, and service abroad programs for all budgets and comfort levels. Some students have even earned grants and scholarships to fully fund their international experiences.

These programs are designed to broaden your mind and introduce you to unfamiliar ways of thinking and living. Ultimately, these experiences will make you a more competitive applicant in the global workforce. 

Pre-Med? Pre-Vet? Pre-Law?

Each year, many of our graduates attend professional schools in areas such as veterinary medicine, law, pharmacy, dentistry, and more. If you are interested in pursuing a similar path, we offer pre-professional advising services. 

Our pre-professional advisors will assist you with: 

  • Listing required courses for respective professional schools 
  • Scheduling pre-professional courses alongside your major requirements 
  • Suggesting supplemental coursework 
  • Connections to student organizations, volunteer work, shadowing experiences, etc.
  • Preparatory information for admission tests
  • Navigating the application process

 

Click here for more information.

Clubs & Organizations

Students can join organizations and clubs to learn outside the classroom, gain valuable work experience and develop their leadership skills. Many of our students are involved in:

UK Entomology Club
gets hands on experiences with all kinds of bugs, and see the opportunities there are as an entomologist

Environmental Science Club
join like-minded students that share a common interest in all things environmental

Learn more about Clubs & Organizations in our college.


Imagine Your Future

Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$71,130

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

85,000

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

7,000

new jobs (average)


Imagine Your Future

Agricultural and Food Scientists

Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$64,020

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

35,600

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

2,300

new jobs (average)