Applied Information Technology educates students in utilizing advanced information technology to make better decisions in crop, soil, and environmental management systems as well as meet the expanding needs and technological opportunities in industry (consulting/GIS/ GPS/remote sensing). Students will take course work in computer science, data management, business, and various electives in their discipline choice (crop science, soil science, animal science, horticulture, pest management, and related disciplines) to utilize application of advanced information technologies. This understanding will lead to improved environmental stewardship and profitability. Career opportunities exist with equipment companies, consulting firms, state and federal agencies, and agricultural data management firms.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
BUS 150 or CS 110Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Personal Computing
 3-4
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CIS 200Business Information Systems 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)3A3
SOCR 100General Crops 4
SOCR 177Applied Information Technology in Agriculture 1
 Total Credits 30-31
Sophomore
 
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
CIS 210Information Technology in Business 3
CIS 240Application Design and Development 3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)3B3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
CO 300 or JTC 300Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)
23
LIFE 220 or 320Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)
Ecology
3A3
CIS 320Project Management for Information Systems 3
FSHN 125 or 150Food and Nutrition in Health
Survey of Human Nutrition
 2-3
NR 322Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
NR 323/GR 323Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation 3
STAT 301 or 307Introduction to Statistical Methods
Introduction to Biostatistics
 3
SOCR Electives1,2 3
Electives1 5-6
 Total Credits 29-31
Senior
 
AREC 478Agricultural Policy 3
CIS 355 or STAT 372Business Database Systems
Data Analysis Tools
 3
NR 423/GR 323Applications of Global Positioning Systems 1
SOCR 377Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture 3
SOCR 487Internship4A6
SOCR 492Seminar4A,4C1
SOCR Electives1,2 6
Electives1 4-7
 Total Credits 27-30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Of the 9 SOCR elective credits and 17-18 general elective credits, 12 must be upper division (300- and 400-level). Select enough elective credits to bring program total to 120, of which 42 must be upper division.

2

Select from courses with the SOCR subject code, in consultation with advisor.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and ApplicationsX   
Personal ComputingX   
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
SOCR 100General Crops   4
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
CIS 200Business Information SystemsX  3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)  3A3
SOCR 177Applied Information Technology in Agriculture   1
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
CIS 210Information Technology in BusinessX  3
CIS 240Application Design and Development   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)  3B3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Ecology    
NR 322Introduction to Geographic Information Systems   4
NR 323/GR 323Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
SOCR Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIS 320Project Management for Information Systems   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
Select one course from the following:   2-3
Food and Nutrition in Health    
Survey of Human Nutrition    
Electives   5-6
AREC 202 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 478Agricultural Policy   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Business Database Systems    
Data Analysis Tools    
SOCR 377/CIVE 377Geographic Information Systems in AgricultureX 4A,4B,4C3
SOCR 492SeminarX 4A,4C1
SOCR Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Elective   3
NR 322 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 423Applications of Global Positioning SystemsX  1
SOCR 487InternshipX 4A6
SOCR Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3
ElectivesX  3-4
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120