Agricultural Sciences

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Undergraduate for Agricultural Science

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This Agronomy major prepares students to feed the world through careers in crop production plant sciences, as well as soil and natural resource management. Students in this major receive cutting edge training in many field including soils, biotechnology, and GIS. They also receive many experiential learning experiences through our associated research and extension programs. Graduates gain employment in state and federal agricultural and environmental agencies as well as seed and agricultural companies in the private sector. They employ our graduates in a variety of positions including agronomists, research technicians, extension agents, and crop and soil specialists. Graduates are also prepared to pursue a variety of graduate degrees.

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CONTACT:
Odemari Mbuya, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Leader
Email: odemari.mbuya@famu.edu
Phone: (850) 599-3594

The Animal Science Industry track prepares students for careers in the animal industry. These career paths may include animal production and management, animal feed, and animal health industries, as well as education and service organizations.. Students are trained in the basic principles of breeding, feeding, management, nutrition, reproduction, and selection of livestock for the production of meat, milk, and wool as well as for animal health. Experiential learning is facilitated at the FAMU Animal Complex in Quincy, FL. Graduates may seek employment, pursue graduate studies or become entrepreneurs.

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CONTACT:
Keawin Sarjeant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Program Leader
E-mail: Keawin.Sarjeant@famu.edu
Phone: (850) 412-5653

The Entomology (Insect Science) Program provides students with scientific knowledge of insects and their interactions with people and the environment. Students receive mentorship and opportunities for experiential learning during their studies. They receive training in pest mitigation, biological control, biosecurity, forensic entomology, medical and veterinary entomology, public health, and urban entomology. As a result, our graduates are in great demand upon graduation. Excellent employment opportunities are available to graduates with state and federal agencies as well as major private companies.

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CONTACT:
Lambert Kanga, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Leader
Email: lambert.kanga@famu.edu
Phone: (850) 599-8725.

The Pre-Veterinary Science track in the Animal Science major is designed to prepare students for entry into a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Besides taking all the required science courses for Veterinary College students are also exposed to an animal science curriculum that covers the principles of beef, goat, poultry, sheep, and swine production. There are links with many veterinary programs that facilitate preparation and entry in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program.

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CONTACT:
Keawin Sarjeant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Program Leader
E-mail: Keawin.Sarjeant@famu.edu
Phone: (850) 412-5653

As one of only 23 in the nation that offers a four-year degree in the area of veterinary technology, it stands alone in placing emphasis on regulatory education and training that prepares students to pursue a multitude of careers in the veterinary field. During the first two years, students concentrate on General Education introductory course requirements. At the FAMU Animal Complex in Quincy, Florida, students will apply veterinary terms, concepts, and model ethical and professional behavior under the guidance of FAMU's licensed veterinarians and technologists. The complex houses small ruminant, swine, and equine species for use in teaching, research, and extension, and has a kennel unit capable of housing dogs and cats. The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association thus graduates can take the national certification examination.

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CONTACT:
Glen Wright, DVM
Director of Veterinary Technology
E-mail vet.tech@famu.edu, glen.wright@famu.edu
Phone: (850) 599-8433