Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture provides courses at the graduate level in technical agriculture and horticulture. Students receiving graduate credit must meet additional specified requirements.
Graduate students have the choice of two degree concentrations: Master of Science in Technology Management with a concentration in Agriculture Operations, or a Master of Arts in Education with an Agriculture Education concentration.
The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Agriculture Education is offered through the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture. Information and requirements for this program can be found in the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences section of this Catalog.
The Master of Science in Technology Management with a concentration in Agriculture Operations is offered through the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture. Information and requirements for this program can be found in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology section of this Catalog.
Dr. Stephen Richter, Executive Director
Science Building 3106
The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the Environment
The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the Environment is comprised of the Department of Agriculture, the Center for Environmental Education, and the Division of Natural Areas. Consistent with Eastern Kentucky University’s long and successful history of managing agricultural and natural resources for the greater benefit of the campus and local community, the Institute will enhance opportunities for collaborative growth and program support in developing interdisciplinary programs and administering EKU’s farms and natural areas for land stewardship and resource management. The Institute offers associate, baccalaureate, and university certificate programs.
The Institute also supports a broad range of interdisciplinary activities, programs, and opportunities for students, including (1) applied learning through internships in agriculture, natural resource management, and environmental education at EKU farms and natural areas; (2) courses, educational programming, and public engagement at our six field stations totaling over 3,200 acres: Meadowbrook Farm, Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Research Station, Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory, Taylor Fork Ecological Area, Cardinal Lane Outdoor Laboratory, and Gladie Cultural and Environmental Learning Center; and (4) job-placement opportunities with state, federal, and non-governmental organizations; and (5) interdisciplinary university certificates that will enrich their degree programs.