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College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences Undergraduate degrees: Agriculture Geoscience Natural Resources Management Family and Consumer Sciences See the back cover for a full list of available subject areas.

I want to be a Veterinarian. Leslie Dodd, a 2013 agriculture graduate with an animal science concentration, feels a strong connection with the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources. “UT Martin students pursuing an interest in agriculture will find unlimited possibilities for study and exploration. From the classroom lectures to the experiential learning opportunities, I’ve discovered how broad the field of agriculture is and learned that there is no limit to what I can do.” Leslie Dodd, Brazil Agriculture - Animal Science • 731-881-7250


I want to be a Clinical Dietician. Rachel Morris, Spring Hill, Tenn. Family and Consumer Science Major

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I want to be‌ Agricultural engineer Agronomist Archeologist Atmospheric scientist Biofuels engineer Cartographer Child & family advocate Climatologist Crop consultant Cultural resource specialist Dietitian Energy consultant Environmental geologist Farmer Fashion designer Fisheries biologist Food scientist Forester Geochemist Glaciologist Historic preservationist Horticulturist Hydrogeologist Hydrologist Instrumentation specialist Landscape architect Meteorologist Natural health therapist Nutritionist Paleoceanographer Paleoclimatologist Park ranger Petrologist Plant and soil scientist Sedimentologist Seismologist Stratigrapher Urban planner Veterinarian Veterinary technologist Wetland specialist Wildlife biologist

The UT Martin chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) is the top collegiate chapter in Tennessee for 2013. The UT Martin chapter has received this award eight of the last 10 years. UT Martin is one of fewer than 30 institutions nationally offering academic preparation in the area of Veterinary Health Technology. This provides career opportunities in veterinary practices, animal hospitals, animal research and zoos. The geoscience major at UT Martin offers a meteorology concentration,the first of its kind in Tennessee. Clockwise from top: Belted cattle in a pasture on the UT Martin campus; students in an aquaculture class collect fish for weighing; Dr. Bradley Ray with students in a geosciences lab; students participate in a controlled burn with professor Eric Pelren. • 731-881-7250


Graduate Programs Agriculture and Natural Resources Management

Military Science and Leadership The ARMY Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program at the University of Tennessee Martin is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. ROTC provides training in leadership development, military skills and physical and mental endurance. The confidence to overcome any obstacle throughout life and the teamwork skills a student acquires while in the program can last a lifetime. For program highlights or to learn about any of the 16 available Army officer career fields, visit:

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A Master of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources degree from UT Martin can lead you in many directions. From operations and business strategy to risk management and resources systems, you will be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. And since the entire program is online, you can grow your education from anywhere. Family and Consumer Sciences The Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences offers two options: family and consumer sciences and dietetics. With the first option, students may choose an emphasis in child and family studies, food science/nutrition or remain a generalist. The dietetics option incorporates a dietetic internship (DI), offering graduates of didactic programs in dietetics a post baccalaureate, clinically based practicum. Students may select thesis or non-thesis programs.

Dr. Michael Gibson Professor of Geology Dr. Michael Gibson collected seashells, whale bones and shark teeth in his childhood backyard in Williamsburg, Va., and was fascinated by his discoveries. Yet even after graduating from college as a geology major, he did not intend to pursue his interest as anything more than a hobby. But when he found himself still reading his textbooks six months after graduation, he decided to give graduate school a try. Years later, Gibson is a professor of geology in a region where the landscape holds thousands of secrets. “West Tennessee has a lot of ground area that spans 250-450 million years of time, so I have projects that are as recent as Reelfoot Lake, a few hundred years, and some of the oldest things I work on are about 450 million years old,” Gibson said. “It’s all here in West Tennessee. Nobody else has looked at it really seriously … not to the depth that we are.” Gibson is continuing his research in paleontology and tries to give his students real-world experiences to take into their professional careers. For one particular group of students, these experiences included a trip to Kansas, funded by the Discovery Park of American in Union City, to unearth two Cetaceous period fish fossils and the remains of a mosasaur. • 731-881-7250


College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Areas of Study Agricultural Engineering Technology Agricultural Production Agribusiness Agricultural Education Agricultural Communication Animal Science: Business, Production, or Science Biofuels Child and Family Studies Crop and Soil Management Dietetics Environmental Management Family and Consumer Sciences Education Farm and Ranch Management Fashion Merchandising

Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Food and Nutrition Gerontology Geography Geology Golf Course and Landscape Management Hospitality and Food Service Management Military Science and Leadership Meteorology Parks Administration Soil and Water Conservation Veterinary Health Technology Veterinary Science Wildlife Science

Pre-Professional Programs Biosystems Engineering Forestry Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Programs Agribusiness and Risk Management Agricultural System Science Dietetics Family and Consumer Sciences Natural Resources Systems Management

Certificate Programs Geographic Information Systems Land Surveying and Geomatics 731.881.7250

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 303 Administration Building, Martin, TN 38238, (731) 881-3505 Office, (731) 881-4889 TTY, Hearing Impaired, (731) 881-3507 Fax,, In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act), UTM’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on or around the campus and UTM’s emergency response and evacuation procedures. You can view the report at or you may obtain a paper copy of the report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, 215 Hurt Street, Martin, TN 38238 or calling (731) 881-7777. Data on intercollegiate athletics program participation rates and financial support may be found at consumer_docs/09-10%20DOE-EADA%20Report.pdf and printed copies may be obtained through the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, 1022 Elam Center, Martin, TN 38238 or by calling (731) 881-7660. E05-0425-00-004-13

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