Jul 11, 2020  
2018-2019 General Catalog 

Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Science

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Lee Wood – GC 203F – (435) 586-7924
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Paula Lambeth – GC 203 – (435) 865-8321
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Chad L. Gasser – GC 203A – (435) 586-7923
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Overview of Programs

Agricultural Science and Industries students gain a broad education in agriculture and an opportunity to emphasize their area of greatest interest through hands-on and face-to-face educational opportunities. The Human Nutrition program, upon completion, prepares students for entrance into a graduate program or nutrition-related careers.



The mission of the agriculture program is to offer all students the opportunity to understand the discipline of agriculture as an applied science and as a model for the principles of bioeconomics. The program is closely allied to the concept of service to the agricultural community. Recognizing the diversity of agriculture, faculty will promote partnerships with colleagues and programs across the university campus. The agriculture program demonstrates teaching excellence by maintaining a faculty of well-educated and experienced agriculturalists. The agriculture program promotes a strong, hands-on, structured learning atmosphere, and provides opportunities for independent inquiry and scholarship of application by students.

  1. Through a broad offering of one, two, and four-year programs, the agriculture program prepares students for careers in agricultural science and industry, farm and ranch management, and related public or private service sectors.
  2. The agriculture program prepares students to pursue advanced degrees or admission to a professional school upon completion of their work at SUU.

Human Nutrition

The mission of the nutrition program is to involve students in meaningful educational experiences that provide the tools necessary to succeed as professionals in a wide range of health science careers. This is accomplished by providing opportunities for original research, promoting engagement in the surrounding community, supporting real-life application through coursework, and encouraging the retrieval and dissemination of evidence-based information regarding health and nutrition across the lifespan.

Department/Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles related to agriculture.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of agricultural industries including structure, production practices, and management principles.
  3. Students will demonstrate effective application of agricultural knowledge and resources to solve problems and perform relevant activities.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective communication appropriate to the discipline.

Human Nutrition

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of nutrition, its language, history, findings, and applications.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective, professional oral and written communication and use of current information technologies when communicating with individuals, groups, and the public.
  3. Students will synthesize new knowledge from scientific literature, demonstrating understanding and application of the scientific method to read, evaluate, and critique peer-reviewed literature.
  4. Students will use appropriate tools to carry out investigations in nutrition courses.

All courses to be counted in a human nutrition major or minor must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Nutrition courses older than 10 years may not be counted toward degree requirements.


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