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ADMISSION POLICIES

Admission to the College – Students may designate the College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems upon admission to the university.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Program Completion Requirements

Students must complete a total of 120 credit hours in the specified areas, which includes a Liberal Studies Requirement   of   53   semester   credit   hours.   Each Option will require 43 credit hours of required and elective   courses,   as   well   as   15   credit   hours   in supporting courses. Whitney Young Students must complete a total of 121 credit hours in the specified areas; with each Option requiring 43 credit hours of required  and  elective  courses,  as  well  as  18  credit hours in supporting courses.

Options  in  Agricultural,  Food,  Environmental, and Aquaculture Systems each incorporate.  Required AFE Core courses (AFE 116, 117, 211, 217, 311, 340, 411, 401, and 450), plus four option requirements and three option electives:

A) Option in Agricultural Systems requires the online course AEC 305- Food and Agricultural Marketing Principles offered at the University of Kentucky, AFE 318, 334, and 445. Acceptable option electives will include AFE 425, AFE 435, AFE 440, AQU 480 and other AFE and AQU courses with advisor consent.

B)  Option  in  Food  Systems  requires  FNU  104,  AFE 455,  AFE  465,  and BIO  302.  Acceptable option electives will include BIO 303, AFE 435, AFE 445, NUR 412, BIO 408, and other AFE or AQU courses.

C)  Option  in  Environmental  Systems   requires BIO 316, AQU 480, AFE 334, and AFE 318 or AQU  413.     Acceptable  option  electives  will include AFE 425, BIO 417, AFE 445 and other AFE or AQU courses.

D)  Option in Aquaculture Systems requires AQU 411, AQU 421, AQU 422, and AQU 460. Option electives include AQU 425, AQU 412, AQU 427, and other AFE or AQU courses.

The major requirements satisfy the natural sciences requirements for the Liberal Studies General Core (Section  III.C)  as  well  as  the  math  requirement (Section I).

Liberal Studies Core + IGS53 credit hours *
Required AFE Courses22 credit hours
AFE Option Courses21 credit hours
Support Courses15 credit hours **
Free electives9 credit hours
Total 120 Credit Hours

*Required as part of the Liberal Studies Core: ECO 200, PHY 130, SOC 203

**Required  support  courses:  CHE  101,  CHE  102, CHE 110, CHE 120, MAT 115, BIO 111

Whitney Young Honors College participants must complete a total of 121 credit hours in the specified areas:

Whitney Young Honors College Core48 credit hours
Required AFE Courses22 credit hours
AFE Option Courses21 credit hours
Support Courses 18 credit hours
Free electives12 credit hours
Total 121 credit hours

*Required support courses: CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 110, CHE 120, MAT 115, BIO 111, ECO 200

Minor in AFE

A  minor  in  AFE  requires  the  completion  of  a minimum of 21 semester credit hours in AFE. A student pursuing a minor in AFE will be required to successfully complete BIO 111. AFE courses are chosen from the core requirements or option elective courses.

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