Concentrations

Make yourself even more marketable by adding another area of focus to your degree program. From poultry to field crops, we offer five unique concentrations. Check them out below.

Agribusiness Management

The Agribusiness Management Concentration is awarded to students completing twelve (12) credits in the Agribusiness area and is awarded in conjunction with the fulfillment of degree requirements of a major in the Agricultural Institute other than the Agribusiness Management degree. Students interested in declaring an Agribusiness Management Concentration must complete a concentration application prior to their last semester. Satisfactory completion of the Concentration in Agribusiness Management will be noted on the final transcript following graduation. At least 6 of the 12 credits must be through coursework in the Agricultural Institute. Successful completion of the following courses is required to complete the Concentration in Agribusiness Management:

  • ARE 106 (Agribusiness Law): 3 credit hours
  • ARE 104 (Agricultural Business Management): 3 credit hours
  • ARE 132 (Management of Personnel): 3 credit hours
  • ARE 1** (Any ARE course not previously selected): 3 credit hours

Total Additional Hours: 12

Coordinator:
Dr. Melissa Hendrickson
3316 Nelson Hall
Phone:919-515-4655
Email:mlhendri@ncsu.edu

Field Crop Production

Required:

  • CS 111 (Field Crop Production): 4 credit hours

Choose 6 credit hours from the list below:

  • CS 151 (Forage Production): 3 credit hours
  • CS 162 (Tobacco Production): 1 credit hour
  • CS 163 (Peanut Production): 1 credit hour
  • CS 164 (Soybean Production): 1 credit hour
  • CS 165 (Cotton Production): 1 credit hour
  • CS 166 (Corn Production): 1 credit hour
  • CS 167 (Small Grain Production): 1 credit hour

Choose 1 of the following:

  • CS 124 (Agriculture & Seeds): 2 credit hours
  • CS 152 (Weed Control Field Crops): 3 credit hours

Total number of hours required: 12

Coordinator:
Dr. Jan Spears
1102 Williams Hall
Phone:919-515-4070
Email: jan_spears@ncsu.edu

Livestock, Swine, and Poultry Management

The Department of Animal Science and the Prestage Department of Poultry Science offer three concentrations. These concentrations allow students in majors other than Livestock and Poultry Management (LPM) to receive specialized training in Livestock, Poultry and Swine management. Students interested in declaring a Livestock, Poultry, or Swine Management Concentration must complete a Concentration Application prior to their last semester. Satisfactory completion of the Concentration will be noted on the final transcript following graduation. At least 6 of the 12 credits must be through course work in the Agricultural Institute Program. Successful completion of the following courses is required to complete the Concentration in Livestock, Poultry or Swine Management.

General Livestock Management Concentration

  • ANS 101 (Intro to Animal and Poultry Industries): 3 credit hours
  • ANS 102 (Animal Feeds and Nutrition): 3 credit hours
  • ANS/PO 1** (Animal/Poultry Science Elective): 3 credit hours
  • ANS/PO 1** (Animal/Poultry Science Elective): 3 credit hours

Total additional hours: 12 credit hours

Coordinator:
Gary Gregory
342B Riddick Hall
Phone: 919-515-4027
Email: gary_gregory@ncsu.edu

Poultry Management Concentration

  • ANS 101 (Intro to Animal and Poultry Industries): 3 credit hours
  • ANS 102 (Animal Feeds and Nutrition): 3 credit hours
  • PO 201A (Poultry Science and Production): 3 credit hours
  • PO 202A (Poultry Science and Production): 1 credit hour
  • PO 150 (Poultry Management): 3 credit hours

Total additional hours: 13 credit hours

Coordinator:
Lynn Worley-Davis
215 Scott Hall
Phone: 919-515-6852
Email: lwdavis@ncsu.edu

Swine Management Concentration

  • NS 101 (Intro to Animal and Poultry Industries): 3 credit hours
  • ANS 102 (Animal Feeds and Nutrition): 3 credit hours
  • ANS 104 (Swine Production): 4 credit hours
  • AGI 192 (Internship-Swine – approval required): 2 credit hours

Total additional hours: 12 credit hours

Coordinator:
Gary Gregory
342B Riddick Hall
Phone: 919-515-4027
Email: gary_gregory@ncsu.edu