Course Offerings

AGRI 701-702 - Master's Thesis (3)

1-3 Students will complete a research study in an approved area of agriculture or natural resources management. The thesis research director must have a terminal degree and be actively involved in research or extension. The student's thesis research director must submit a written research proposal to the MSAOM Graduate Coordinator at least 14 days prior to personally appearing before the MSAOM Graduate Supervisory Committee for thesis consideration. The research and thesis will be directed by a graduate committee composed of minimum of three faculty members with graduate faculty status.

NRM 701-702 - Master's Thesis (3)

Students will complete a research study in an approved area of natural resources management. The thesis research director must have a terminal degree and be actively involved in research or extension. The student's thesis research director must submit a written research proposal to the MSANR Graduate Coordinator at least 14 days prior to personally appearing before the MSANR Graduate Supervisory Committee for thesis consideration. The research and thesis will be directed by a graduate committee composed of minimum of three faculty members with graduate faculty status.

AGEC 750 - Agricultural Risk Analysis and Decision-Making (3) - (full term)

Application of current risk management techniques to issues specific to the U.S. agribusiness system. Elements include: production risk; crop insurance; diversification; contract production; integration of systems; market risk; futures and options; minimum price contracts; personal risk; estate planning; organizational concerns; interest rate risk; policy risk.

AGRI/NRM 790 - Scientific Writing and Presentations - (full term)

A course designed to give graduate students the skills necessary to write a thesis, and to prepare other professional materials for presentation or publication. Topics covered in this course include: searching the scientific literature; scientific writing style; writing graduate level papers, proposals, projects, and thesis components; preparing scientific presentations; presentation of data; using visual aids; and using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

AGET 782 - GIS for Agricultural and Natural Resources Management (3) - (full term)

Principles and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies with emphasis on the use of GIS for collecting, storing and analyzing spatial data associated with agricultural and natural resource-based enterprises. GIS software techniques are developed using an interactive/inductive learning process. Students will collect and analyze data to complete a research project using GIS to answer questions related to an agricultural or natural resources topic.

NRM 755 - Global Climate and Climate Change - (summer 1)

A study of the physical principles and processes important to understanding past, present, and future climates on Earth. Analyses of data, discussions, case studies, and detailed investigation into the princples that affect global climate systems will be approached from a climatologist’s standpoint. Natural and anthropogenic climatic changes and climatic influences on human activity will be studied.

AGRI 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture (1-3)

A major research project associated with agriculture. Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the M.S.A.N.R. degree. P/N only.

NRM 791 - Master's Research Project (1-3)

A major research project associated with natural resources management. Research projects shall include: a re- view of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the M.S.A.N.R.

AGRI 701-702 - Master's Thesis (3)

1-3 Students will complete a research study in an approved area of agriculture or natural resources management. The thesis research director must have a terminal degree and be actively involved in research or extension. The student's thesis research director must submit a written research proposal to the MSAOM Graduate Coordinator at least 14 days prior to personally appearing before the MSAOM Graduate Supervisory Committee for thesis consideration. The research and thesis will be directed by a graduate committee composed of minimum of three faculty members with graduate faculty status.

NRM 701-702 - Master's Thesis (3)

Students will complete a research study in an approved area of natural resources management. The thesis research director must have a terminal degree and be actively involved in research or extension. The student's thesis research director must submit a written research proposal to the MSANR Graduate Coordinator at least 14 days prior to personally appearing before the MSANR Graduate Supervisory Committee for thesis consideration. The research and thesis will be directed by a graduate committee composed of minimum of three faculty members with graduate faculty status.

AGEC 784 - Applied Management Science in Agricultural Systems I (3)

Mathematical programming and constrained optimization research methods for applied decision making in agriculture. Development of computer and writing skills necessary for finding optimal solutions to complex applied problems in addition to succinctly communicating results in the proper format and context. Theory, implementation and optimal solution sensitivity of linear and integer programming as well as network and project scheduling models are examined (Same as AGET 784).

AGEC 740 - Advanced Econometric Applications in Agribusiness

The advanced study of agribusiness research methodology using econometric tools to solve agribusiness problems. Advanced statistical methods, including multiple regression analysis, Logit, Probit, and other estimation techniques for agribusiness analysis will be presented; estimation issues such as multicollinearity, autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity, and related problems will also be addressed.

AGEC 751 - Strategic Management Issues in Agriculture (3)

Application of current strategic management techniques to agribusiness problems. Emphasis on viewing management from a broad organizational perspective through an integrated approach. The ability to assimilate and analyze information from all aspects of the organization (i.e. management, marketing, information systems, production, finance, accounting, etc.) to analyze complex problems, develop plans and propose recommendations on a top management perspective.

AGET 720 - Advanced Soil and Water Conservation Engineering (3)

Engineering principles for hydrologic analysis and design for small catchments including: hydrologic frequency analysis, rainfall runoff estimation, open channel hydraulics, hydraulics of control structures, sediment properties and transport, erosion and sediment yield, sediment control structures, groundwater, monitoring of hydrologic systems, and hydrologic modeling. Students are required to complete a written term report on a current topic associated with soil and water engineering.

NRM 740 - Natural Resource Policy and Administration (3)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of how natural resource policy in the United States is developed. The course examines the intersection of human dimensions and natural systems. The evolution of natural resource policy and participants in policy development will also be studied. Through the use of student led discussion and writing projects, students will examine the application of management decisions within a policy context.

AGRI 791 – Master's Research Project in Agriculture (1-3)

A major research project associated with agriculture. Research projects shall include: a review of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the M.S.A.N.R. degree. P/N only.

NRM 791 - Master's Research Project (1-3)

A major research project associated with natural resources management. Research projects shall include: a re- view of literature, data collection methodology, data presentation and a final written report. May repeat enrollment. No more than three semester hours credit will be counted toward requirements for the M.S.A.N.R.