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Brigham Young University. Department of Plant and Animal Sciences

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 2003-2007

Administrative History

The Department of Plant and Animal Sciences (2003-2007) was a department under the College of Biology and Agriculture at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Plant and Animal Sciences was established in 2003 when the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences,the Department of Botany and Range Science, and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture were amalgamated under the direction of the College of Biology and Agriculture. In 2007, the department was renamed the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. Department chairmen included: Von D. Jolley (2002-2004), Sheldon D. Nelson (2004-2007), and Val J. Anderson (2007-2008).

The Department of Plant and Animal Sciences was established with the purpose of preparing students to enter the fields of bio-agribusiness management, biotechnology, environmental soil science, landscape management, and plant biology. Courses included: living with plants, landscape design graphics, residential landscape design, floral design, world food crops, herbaceous plants, landscape structures, interior landscapes, landscape bidding and estimating, genomics, soil science, plant growth and reproduction, soil genesis and taxonomy, soil fertility and plant nutrition, turf science, arboriculture, plant pest control, plant production, plant community design, urban soils and water, integrated management of plant pests, plant physiology, animal breeding and genetics, plant breeding and biotechnology, plant cell biology, animal biotechnology, soil physics, soil microbiology, saline and sodic soils, plant development, plant molecular breeding, cytogenetics, plant transformation, and experimental design and data analysis.

Citation

Brigham Young University organizational history project website, viewed Jul. 26, 2011 (Department of Plant and Animal Sciences; established, 2003; amalgamationof the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences,the Department of Botany and Range Science, and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture under the College of Biology and Agriculture; renamed the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, 2007; chairmen included: Von D. Jolley (2002-2004), Sheldon D. Nelson (2004-2007), and Val J. Anderson (2007-2008);purpose was to prepare students to enter the fields of bio-agribusiness management, biotechnology, environmental soil science, landscape management, and plant biology. Courses included: living with plants, landscape design graphics, residential landscape design, floral design, world food crops, herbaceous plants, landscape structures, interior landscapes, landscape bidding and estimating, genomics, soil science, plant growth and reproduction, soil genesis and taxonomy, soil fertility and plant nutrition, turf science, arboriculture, plant pest control, plant production, plant community design, urban soils and water, integrated management of plant pests, plant physiology, animal breeding and genetics, plant breeding and biotechnology, plant cell biology, animal biotechnology, soil physics, soil microbiology, saline and sodic soils, plant development, plant molecular breeding, cytogenetics, plant transformation, and experimental design and data analysis)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences histories and catalogs, 1987-2007

 Series — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5580 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains topical histories of agriculture and landscaping, departmental histories for the Departments of Animal Sciences, Agronomy and Horticulture, and Plant and Animal Sciences at Brigham Young University, as well as graduate and undergraduate catalogs. Dated 1987 to 2007.
Dates: 1987-2007

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5580
Scope and Contents Collection contains department histories, self-study reports, graduate and undergraduate catalogs, course syllabi, annual reports, faculty files, photographic slides, and other administrative materials from the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, dated approximately 1980 to 2007.
Dates: approximately 1980-2007

History of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1067
Scope and Contents One copy of Agronomy and Horticulture at BYU: a 100-year history, 1895-1985.
Dates: 1895-1985