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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Dean and Chief Administrative Officer and Regents Professor • Lowell B. Catlett

Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs • James D. Libbin

Associate Dean and Director of the Cooperative Extension Service • Jon C. Boren

Associate Dean and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station • David Thompson

Scholarship Coordinator Chelsea Bader

Assistant Director of Student Services • Kristy Mason


The two teacher education options (Agricultural Education Teaching and Advanced Technology Education) in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. It is critical that students consult their academic advisor prior to selection of courses for the agriculture, secondary science and teaching endorsements.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture —Majors in Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business, Agricultural and Extension Education, Agriculture and Community Development, Agronomy, Animal Science, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resource Economics and Policy, Rangeland Resources, Soil Science, Turfgrass Science and Management, and Wildlife Science. Programs in Preveterinary Medicine and Preforestry

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences —Majors in Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising; Family and Consumer Science Education; Family and Child Science; Food Science and Technology; and Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science in Genetics

Bachelor of Science in Conservation Ecology

Requirements for Bachelors of Science in Agriculture; Family and Consumer Sciences; Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management; Genetics; and Conservation Ecology

  1. Constants or courses required of all qualifying for this degree.
  2. General education requirements.
  3. Courses to be taken in the particular field of your major interest.
  4. Free electives sufficient to bring the total number of credits to a minimum of 128 semester credits. Of this total at least 48 semester credits must be in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above).
  5. A grade-point average of not less than 2.0.
  6. All students will have an official degree check on file in the Academic Dean's Office prior to start of senior year.

Typical Curricula in Agriculture

The following suggested curricula are presented for your guidance. With the consent of the head of the department in which you are majoring, you may select electives and changes in a curriculum except in the case of constants.