Friday, September 25, 2009

Master of Science in Agriculture (Ref.#052)

I received my master's degree in Agriculture from Western Kentucky University. Course work included statistical analysis of genetic association, gene expression, genetic markers, and gene-environment interaction; bioenergy and biopharmaceutical crops; and experimental design. Additionally I completed independent studies integrating population genetics, econometrics, and game theory in relation to perceptions of biotechnology and trait resistance management. This was complemented by additional courses in applied economics and finance. These courses provided a firm foundation for economic and policy analysis related to genomics and life sciences.



Statistics & Genetics Core

AGRI 491G DATA ANALYSIS/INTERPRET 3
AGRI 590 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 3
AGRI 528 POPULATION GENETICS 3
AGRI 598 SEMINAR 3

Bioscience Management and Economics Concentration

AGRO 414G CROP GENETIC IMPROVEMENT 3
AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC: GAME THEORY/TRAIT RESISTANCE MGT  3
AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC: ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS/BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC: CORN PRODUCTION & BIOENERGY ECON 3
AGEC 463G AGRICULTURAL FINANCE 3

Electives

AGRO 521 PASTURE MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 475G SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCTION 3

Post Degree Courses in Applied Economics and Management

AGEC 468G WORLD FOOD DEVELOPMENT 3 
ECON 502 APPLIED MICROECON THEORY 3
BA   519 ADVANCED MANAGERIAL FINANCE 3
BA   505 ACCOUNTING 3