Agricultural and Environmental Systems

Degree Offered: M.S.

Concentrations Offered:

  1. Agribusiness & Food Industry Management
  2. Integrated Animal Health Systems
  3. Natural Resources and Environmental Systems

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1. Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Agribusiness & Food Industry Management Concentration

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Graduate Coordinator: Godfrey Ejimakor
Email: ejimakor@ncat.edu
Phone: 336-285 -4829

Department Chair: Kenrett Jefferson-Moore
Email: jykenret@ncat.edu
Phone: 336-285-4827

Department Website

The Master of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Agribusiness and Food Industry Management Concentration focuses on business applications that support the food and fiber industry. The overall mission of the program is to prepare students for successful post-baccalaureate work by developing and maintaining a program in partnership with industry that is the focal point of state agribusiness which includes the food, fiber and animal sub-sectors in North Carolina as well as the United States.

2. Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Integrated Animal Health Systems Concentration

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Graduate Coordinator: Radiah Minor
Email: rcminor@ncat.edu
Phone: 336-285-4816

Department Chair: Antoine Alston
Email: alstona@ncat.edu
Phone: 336-285-4818

Department Website

The Master of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Integrated Animal Health Sciences Concentration is designed to provide a solid foundation of fundamental biological and biochemical principles within the areas of biotechnology, breeding and genetics, microbiology, nutrition, physiology and toxicology. Thesis research or a project is conducted in the laboratories of faculty research advisors in the areas of biotechnology, immunology, microbiology, nutrition and physiology in poultry and livestock production (swine, goat, sheep, dairy and beef cattle) for sustainable agricultural and environmental systems. Additional Admission Requirements  Baccalaureate degree in animal science, agriculture or other related STEM area. Unconditional admission requires an undergraduate degree in animal sciences or a closely related discipline that includes work with lab or farm animals

3. Agricultural and Environmental Systems - Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Concentration

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

Graduate Coordinator: Louis Jackai
Email: lejackai@ncat.edu
Phone: 336- 285- 4837

Department Chair: Gregory Goins
Email: gdgoins@ncat.edu
Phone: 336- 285- 2191

Department Website

The Master of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Systems – Natural Resources and Environmental Systems concentration provides a foundation in the fundamental biological and biochemical sciences related to natural and renewable resources, bioprocessing, food systems sustainability including the underlying principles of horticulture, agroecology, environmental remediation and protection, plant and soil health, mushroom science and biotechnology. Thesis or project research is a degree requirement in one of these knowledge areas under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Graduates are trained to be analytical in their thinking and applied in their performance with an understanding of transdisciplinary science.

Additional Admission Requirements: Sound academic preparation in basic sciences (e.g. Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Undergraduate Math (Algebra and Calculus).