Benefits of the College of Ag (COA)

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Louisiana State University
Agricultural and
Mechanical College
Louisiana State University
Ag Center
Colleges
College of
Agriculture
College of
Art &
Design
College of
Humanities &
Social Sciences
College of
Science
E.J. Ourso
College of
Business
College of
Human
Sciences &
Education
College of
Engineering
Manship
School of
Mass Comm.
College of
Music &
Dramatic
Arts
Schools/Departments and Majors
Agricultural
Economics &
Agribusiness
Human
Ecology
Food
Science
Animal
Sciences
Plant,
Environmental,
and Soil
Sciences
Renewable
Natural
Resources
Agricultural
Business
Nutrition &
Food
Sciences
Nutrition &
Food
Sciences
Animal, Dairy,
and Poultry
Sciences
Environmental
Management
Systems
Forestry
Textiles,
Apparel, and
Merchandising
Plant and
Soil Systems
Natural Resource
Ecology and Mgt
Human Resource
Education &
Workforce Dev.
Agricultural
Education
College of Agriculture
Student Services
Associate Dean
Dr. Betsy Garrison
Administrative Program
Specialist
Ms. Anne Henry
Coordinator of Student
Services
Ms. Jennifer Neal
Administrative
Coordinator
Ms. Carolyn Hathorn
Graduate Assistant
Ms. Bianca Teats
You are directly admitted into the College
of Agriculture!!
• DO NOT go to University Center for the Freshman
Year (UCFY) for help
• The College of Agriculture is your senior college
Benefits of the College of Ag (COA)
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Scholarship Opportunities
Hands-on learning
Small student-to-faculty ratio
Advising with faculty members
Diversity of majors
Ag 1001
Undergraduate research
Direct Admission into your senior college
Need Help?
• Student Services Office
• Faculty Advisors
Agriculture Residential College
• Ag Leadership theme
• Classes in the hall
• “Mini Campus” atmosphere • Reserved spaces in
classes
• Peers with same interests
• Faculty office hours on• Academic Tracks
site
Apply online!
www.lsu.edu/housing
Agriculture Residential College
www.facebook.com/LSUCollegeofAg
www.youtube.com/LSUCollegeofAg
Save the date:
Welcome event, morning of Friday, August 17th
Get Involved!
• Get to know
– Faculty
– Staff
– Fellow students
• Join clubs and organizations
• Attend Burger Bash
• Participate in Ag Week
Les Voyageurs (College of Agriculture Ambassadors)
• Recruiting
– Career/College Fairs
• College of Agriculture events
• University wide events
• National Conferences
The General Catalog
• Online: http://www.lsu.edu/catalogs/2012/
• Your BEST FRIEND!!
Saturday Finals
• Fall semester
– Monday, December 3rd – Saturday, December 8th
• Spring semester
– Monday, May 13th – Saturday, May 18th
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE COLLEGE OF
AGRICULTURE
• Read your e-mails!
• Sent from the Student Services Office
– Associate Dean Garrison
• Important information
– Due dates for applications
– Final dates to drop classes/withdraw from the
university
– Scholarships/Internships/Employment
– Event dates and locations
CATS
Comprehensive Academic Tracking System
The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) is designed to help you reach
academic success at LSU and make sure that you are progressing towards graduation
each semester.
Each major and concentration has a RECOMMENDED PATH that is the optimal path
to graduate in four years.
Within each RECOMMENDED PATH are CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS. These are
specific courses or other performance measurements that each department has
identified as mandatory for progression in their major.
CATS checks your progress each semester by tracking you on the CRITICAL
REQUIREMENTS needed, and gives you feedback when you are not meeting these
requirements.
If you are off-track 2 times in the same major, you will be forced to change your
major. This process will be completed with the assistance of counselors and career
services.
HOW DOES CATS WORK?
Just before scheduling for the upcoming semester, and again after final grades are
posted, CATS checks your progress on the current semester’s CRITICAL
RERQUIREMENTS for your major.
If you meet the CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS from your RECOMMENDED PATH, you
will not receive an email notification.
If you are not meeting the CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS from your RECOMMENDED
PATH, you will receive an email containing a link to your CATS STATUS screen on
your myLSU account. This will give you detailed information regarding your
unmet CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS, as well as contact information for your
counselor. A flag will be put on your registration that requires that you see your
counselor before you may schedule for the upcoming term.
Students are tracked during the fall and spring semesters only. Summer terms
and intersessions are periods students can use to complete missing CRITICAL
REQUIREMENTS.
CATS
NOTIFICATION
EMAIL
Off-track notification will
contain a link to your CATS
Status Screen on myLSU.
CHECK YOUR LSU EMAIL
REGULARLY!
Dear Student,
The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System
(CATS) has found critical criteria that have not
been met for your degree program. Please follow
the link below to view these requirements
through your PAWS account:
http://cats.lsu.edu/cats_status
For additional information about CATS or
assistance with viewing your CATS Status screen
please visit: lsu.edu/registrar.
Thank you,
Office of the University Registrar
Louisiana State University
START YOUR
JOURNEY TODAY!
Your journey with CATS begins by
reviewing the RECOMMENDED PATH for
your chosen major at
http://cats.lsu.edu/degreepath.
ALEKS Calculus Readiness Assessment
• ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in
Knowledge Spaces) Test
– Online assessment
– Only needed if you have a major that requires
MATH 1550 (Calculus I)
– Must score 70% to take MATH 1550 or 75% to take
MATH 1551 (Honors Calculus I)
– Questions:
• https://www.math.lsu.edu/
Making your
schedule
Pre-requisites
• Placement sheet
• Catalog
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BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3) Prereq: minimum ACT composite of 23 or a C or better in CHEM 1201.
Primarily for students in science, agriculture, or education. Credit will not be given for both this course and BIOL
1001. General concepts in cellular structure, cellular metabolism, cellular communication, and genetics.
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CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3) Prereq.: credit or registration in MATH 1022, 1023, 1431, 1550, or 1551. Credit
will not be given for this course and CHEM 1421. For science/engineering curricula. Modern chemical theories and
principles; quantitative approach and problem solving; descriptive chemistry of selected elements and compounds.
Choosing courses
Scheduling Form
2012
We will do our best to get you the exact classes you want!
Ag Res College Scheduling
• If you are in the Ag Res College, you have been
pre-scheduled with as many courses as possible
that apply to your major
• Add to those courses
• May choose to delete courses, but must keep a
minimum two ARC courses, including AGRI 1001
• If you want to delete an ARC course, write the
course that you want removed on your purple
scheduling sheet
Majors and Concentrations
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Agricultural Business
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Forestry (Forest Management)
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Ecological restoration
Forest enterprise
Forest resources management
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Dietetics
Food Science and technology (with pre-med option)
Nutrition, health, and society
Nutrition science/pre-med
Plant & Soil Systems
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Environmental analysis & risk management
Policy analysis
Resource conservation
Conservation biology
Fisheries & aquaculture
Wetland science
Wildlife ecology
Wildlife habitat conservation and management
Wildlife law enforcement
Pre-veterinary medicine
Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Environmental Management Systems
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Animal science
Dairy foods technology
Dairy production
Poultry science
Science & technology
Pre-veterinary medicine
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
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Agribusiness finance
Agribusiness management
Rural development
International business
Agricultural Education (grades 6-12)
Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences
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Ag pest management with entomology emphasis
Ag pest management with plant pathology emphasis
Crop science
Environmental horticulture
Horticultural science
Landscape management
Soil science
Sustainable production systems
Turfgrass management
Urban entomology
Textiles, Apparel, Merchandising
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Apparel design
Merchandising
Textile science

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