Nancy M. Cox, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; Robert Houtz, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station; Laura Stephenson, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Extension; Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Instruction; Orlando Chambers, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Administration; Brian D. Lee, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Faculty Resources, Planning and Assessment.
The research, teaching, extension, and regulatory functions of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are combined into a coordinated, mutually supporting program of undergraduate and graduate education. Teaching in this college is closely related to the other functions thus providing the student with a unique opportunity to broaden his or her background in the areas of research and application of scientific findings to stakeholders.
Degrees and preprofessional programs in the college encompass the entire range of the food, fiber, and agricultural system from farm production and marketing, manufacturing, processing and fabrication through nutrition, hospitality management, and consumer, community, and family sciences.
All students planning to study any phase of agriculture, food or environment, including pre-veterinary medicine, are admitted directly into the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Application for admission is made through the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Students interested in the Landscape Architecture program must meet all requirements for admission to the University. In addition, enrollment in the landscape architecture program is determined by a selective admission procedure. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis as determined by potential success in the program.
Students must apply for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics by February 1 prior to potential admission to year three in the Dietetics Program. For additional information, see Dietetics, B.S.
The undergraduate Forestry program at the University of Kentucky is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. The Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects and meets all the requirements for licensing of landscape architects in Kentucky and other states. The Food Science program is accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists.
Undergraduate Programs in Agriculture, Food and Environment
The University of Kentucky grants the following degrees in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment:
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology
- Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics
- Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education
- Bachelor of Science in Community and Leadership Development
- Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling
- Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
- Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and Management
- Bachelor of Science in Family Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Food Science
- Bachelor of Science in Forestry
- Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Science
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Tourism
- Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition
- Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
- Bachelor of Science in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles
- Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Science
- Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems
Information and degree requirements for each program follows. Students may obtain additional information on programs and recommended plans of study from the Center for Student Success.
The college offers minors in agricultural economics, animal sciences, community and leadership development, entomology, family sciences, food science, pest management, plant and soil science, sustainable agriculture, technical systems management, and wildlife biology and management.
Students majoring in biosystems engineering are enrolled in the College of Engineering. Degree requirements and curriculum are listed in the College of Engineering section of this Bulletin.
Click here for the list of degree requirements for majors in the School of Human Environmental Sciences.
|SPECIAL APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SCHOOL OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
|Coordinated Program in Dietetics Upper division program applicants (students who have 71 semester hours of lower division courses) - special application, transcript(s), and recommendations are due by:
|For fall entry to Coordinated Program
Undergraduate Certificates in Agriculture, Food and Environment
The University of Kentucky grants the following undergraduate certificates in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment:
- Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies
- Food Systems and Hunger Studies
Undeclared / Exploratory Studies
Students who are interested in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment but are undecided about a major should work closely with an advisor in the college who will assist them in selecting courses that will fulfill general requirements while exploring the various areas of study in agriculture, food and environment.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment offers scholarship awards to students on the basis of academic accomplishment and involvement in extracurricular activities. Many of the departments in the college employ students in laboratories, greenhouses, barns, and field work in connection with the college’s research programs in agriculture. Information about scholarships and work opportunities is available in the Center for Student Success.
Freshman scholarship applications are due December 1. Continuing and transfer scholarship applications are due April 1. For more information go to: http://students.ca.uky.edu/scholarships.
Students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are advised by selected faculty or academic coordinators in the department of the student’s major. Students needing assistance selecting an advisor or general information about academics may visit the Center for Student Success.
Inquiries about programs or majors within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment may be directed to:
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Center for Student Success
N24 Ag. Science Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
A student who completes at least 12 credits of “letter” grades with a 3.50 or higher grade-point average with no I grades listed for the fall or spring semester will be named to the Dean’s List in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
CLEP, AP, special exam and Independent Study credits are excluded. The student’s cumulative grade-point average is not considered; only the grade-point average for that particular semester is relevant. Exceptional circumstances including fewer than 12 credits will be considered for inclusion on the Dean’s List; students should contact the Center for Student Success for more information.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment offers the Master of Science degree in the following areas: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Community and Leadership Development, Entomology, Family Sciences, Forestry, Integrated Plant and Soil Science, Nutrition and Food Systems, Plant Pathology, Retailing and Tourism Management, Science Translation Outreach, and Veterinary Science.
Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the following areas: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Family Sciences, Integrated Plant and Soil Science, Plant Pathology, and Veterinary Science. For more information, visit The Graduate School website at: http://gradschool.uky.edu/.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
NOTE: Except where noted in specific degree programs, students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment must:
- Complete UK Core and University graduation requirements;
- Complete GEN 100: Issues in Agriculture, Food and Environment. Students who transfer into the College and have already completed the UK Core Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA requirement are not required to take GEN 100;
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and at least a 2.0 grade-point average in major specific courses. Note that “major-specific” refers to all premajor, major, and specialty/professional support courses. Further, note that some programs require more than the minimum 120 credit hours and have higher grade-point average requirements. Remedial courses cannot be counted toward the total hours required for the degree;
- Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of major required course work to include a capstone course or other culminating experience;
- Complete a core of specialty or professional support courses outside their major totaling 18 or more hours at the 200 level or above;
- Complete a graded, credit-bearing Academic Enrichment Experience (AEE) as specified by the degree program. The AEE may consist of a single course or could involve a series of related courses. Such experiences may include mentored research or teaching, supervised internships, directed service learning, or Education Abroad. Some programs may choose to accept course work from other programs to satisfy this requirement; and
- Complete a minimum of 45 graded credit hours from upper division courses (300 level and above). Note that some such courses are only offered for P/F grading; in that case, such courses can be counted toward this requirement at the discretion of the College.
ProgramsBachelor of Science
- Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology, B.S.
- Agricultural Economics, B.S.
- Agriculture: Individualized Programs, B.S.
- Animal Sciences, B.S.
- Career and Technical Education, B.S.
- Community and Leadership Development, B.S.
- Equine Science and Management, B.S.
- Food Science, B.S.
- Forestry, B.S.
- Horticultural Science, B.S.
- Landscape Architecture, B.S.
- Natural Resources and Environmental Science, B.S.
- Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems, B.S.