Food and Environmental Systems Minor

The Minor in Food and Environmental Systems is designed primarily for students who are enrolled in the Agricultural Communications Major which is jointly administered by the College of ACES and the College of Media. The eighteen hours of coursework in this minor provide a significant background in consumer sciences, agricultural management and production, and environmental and natural resources to support the study and practice of Agricultural Communications. Selection of additional courses beyond the core will depend on the student’s major and interests.

Enrollment in ACES 102, FSHN 101, and NRES 100, four hours from selected 100- and 200-level courses, and six hours of 300-and 400-level courses as listed below is required for all students completing this minor. Courses in the minor cannot be taken Credit/No Credit.

This minor is administratively based in ACES Academic Programs. Student advising will take place in this unit.

Required Courses for the Food and Environmental Systems Minor

ACES 102Intro Sustainable Food Systems3
FSHN 101Intro Food Science & Nutrition3
NRES 100Fundamentals of Env Sci3
Select a minimum of three hours from the following introductory level courses:3
Intro to Animal Sciences
Contemporary Animal Issues
Life With Animals and Biotech
Animal Nutrition
Animal Reproduction and Growth
Companion Animals in Society
Agr Cons and Resource Econ
Environmental Economics
Agricultural Marketing
Food and Agribusiness Mgt
Management of Farm Enterprises
The World Food Economy
Introduction to Crop Sciences
The Global Food Production Web
Introduction to Weed Science
Contemporary Nutrition
Principles of Nutrition
Science of Food Preparation
Raw Materials for Processing
Vegetable Gardening
The Sustainable Home Garden
Global Environmental Issues
Introductory Soils
Principles of Ecosystem Mgmt
Environment and Society
Introductory Plant Pathology
Technical Systems in Agr
Select a minimum of six hours from the following advanced level courses:6
Food Law
Natural Resource Economics
Tax Policy and Finan Planning
Agricultural Law
Environmental Law
Environment and Development
Food Marketing
Agri-food Strategic Management
Farm Management
Global Agribusiness Management
Intl Business Immersion
Agriculture in Intl Dev
Agr and Food Policies
Human Animal Interactions
Equine Science
Meat Production and Marketing
Livestock Feeds and Feeding
Behavior of Domestic Animals
Dairy Herd Management
Beef Production
Sheep Production
Pork Production
Poultry Science
Advanced Dairy Management
Zoo Animal Conservation Sci
Animal Shelter Management
Meat Science
Companion Animal Nutrition
Advanced Dairy Nutrition
Advanced Reproductive Biology
Lactation Biology
Applied Animal Genetics
Population Genetics
Comparative Immunobiology
Microbes and the Anim Indust
Animal Growth and Development
Applied Animal Ecology
Diseases of Field Crops
Crop Growth and Management
Plants and Global Change
Sensory Evaluation of Foods
Nutrition and the Life Cycle
FSHN 332
Food Marketing
Community Nutrition
International Hort Products
Natural Resource Policy Mgmt
Environmental Communications 1
Fish and Wildlife Ecology
Environmental Sustainability
Fishery Ecol and Conservation
Env and Plant Ecosystems
Restoration Ecology
Comm in Env Social Movements 1
Plants and Global Change
Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
Diseases of Field Crops
Humanity in the Food Web
Total Hours18
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Theses courses may only be used to satisfy the requirements of the major in Ag Communications or the Food and Environmental Systems minor, but not both.