Aug 10, 2022  
2012-2013 General Catalog 

Department of Agriculture and Nutrition Science

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Department Information

Department Chair: Cynthia B. Wright
GC 203F ~ (435) 586-7798

Administrative Assistant: Paula Lambeth
GC 203 ~ (435) 865-8321

Academic Advisors:
(A-G) Brian Godfrey,, SC 304C ~ (435)586-5420
(H-N) Reko Hargrave,, ELC 115 ~ (435)586-5420
(O-Z) Brittney Berge,, SC 304B ~ (435)586-5420


Pre-Veterinary Advisor: Chad L. Gasser
GC 203A ~ (435) 586-7923

Faculty: Professor: Cynthia B. Wright;
Associate Professors:
Chad L. Gasser, Artis Grady, Dean L. Winward, Matt Schmidt, Lee G. Wood;
Assistant Professors:
Randall Violett;
Instructor: Nica Clark;
Farm and Ranch Manager: Kirt M. Bussio 

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science

Human Nutrition
Human Nutrition - Pre-Dietetics Emphasis, B.S. 
Human Nutrition - Allied Health Emphasis, B.S. 

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S. 
Agriculture Science and Industry, B.I.S.  (Examples of coursework that can be used toward a BIS degree include Agribusiness, Animal Science, Natural Resources/Range Management, Plant Science and General Agriculture)

Associate of Applied Science

Agriculture: Livestock Farm Management, A.A.S. 
Equine Studies, A.A.S. 


Human Nutrition 

Certificates, Licensure


Agriculture: Livestock Farm Management 

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 several nutrition related careers or entrance into a graduate program.



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 sector.
  2. The agriculture program prepares students to pursue advanced degrees or admission to a professional school upon completion of their work in the agriculture program at SUU.

Human Nutrition

Recognizing the critical role of nutrition to all human endeavors, the mission of the nutrition program is to provide sound, science-based principles, theories and applications to students whose personal or professional interests embrace the discipline. The nutrition program at SUU offers two different emphases to prepares students for a number of related careers or entrance into a graduate program upon degree completion at SUU. Additionally, the program promotes wellness by offering a minor and support courses that compliment a variety of other disciplines, especially those related to health and human services and athletics. The program demonstrates dedication to outstanding teaching by maintaining a faculty of professionally-qualified professor-practitioners.

  1. The goal of the nutrition program at SUU is to prepare students for a number of related careers or entrance into a graduate program upon degree completion at SUU.
  2. The intent of the program is to foster a broad understanding of the science of nutrition as it is integrated into all human pursuits.

Department/Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and applications-based competency in their particular certificate program, degree, and emphasis (i.e., Certificate in Livestock Farm Management; AAS in Livestock Farm Management; AAS in Equine Studies; BIS in Agricultural Science and Industry with an emphasis in agribusiness, animal science, natural resources/range management, plant science, or general agriculture; pre-veterinary studies).
  2. Students will use scientific methodology, employ critical thinking skills, and apply appropriate tools/methods/theories to address problems, carry out investigations, and meet the challenges of providing food, fiber, by-products, and recreational opportunities to others.
  3. Students will communicate effectively using terminology appropriate to the discipline.
  4. Students will express satisfaction with their learning experience and be well prepared for post-graduation plans and opportunities.

Human Nutrition

  1. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the discipline of nutrition at a level appropriate to the course.
  2. Students will be satisfied with the learning experiences afforded them by the program.
  3. Students will recognize and be prepared for numerous opportunities afforded them professionally or in further study.

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