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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Resources and Biosystems Management

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Steven S. DeBroux, Co-Chairperson
Michael J. Fleischacker, Co-Chairperson
Richard Cowhig
Howard Eyre
Lawrence D. Hepner, Jr.
Douglas T. Linde
Mingwang Liu
John D. Martin
Barbara D. Muse
Ronald R. Muse
Jacqueline A. Ricotta

The impact of humans on the planet is becoming increasingly evident. Now as never before, we are using the resources of our planet to provide more food, more clean water, more energy, and aesthetically pleasing living environments for an ever increasing population. Students within this department acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be responsible productive citizens of the earth. Biosystems Management deals with the interaction of humans and natural systems to develop functional connections for food production, water use, waste management, fuel generation, aesthetics and other uses of natural resources to meet human needs in a sustainable fashion.

Within Natural Resources and Biosystems Management, the areas of study are:

  • Crop Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Turf Management
  • Horticulture with specializations in:

Commercial Crop Production and Marketing*
Hydroponic Crop Science*
Plant Science and Biotechnology*

  • Environmental Design
  • Floriculture and Nursery Production and Marketing
  • Landscape Contracting and Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture Systems*

*Denotes an area of specialization

Crop Science, Environmental Science, and Turf Management Minors

A student majoring in another department’s program may earn a minor in Crop Science, Environmental Science, or Turf Management by successfully completing 15 credits approved by the department chair.

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