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School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083
Email: nybergcl@morrisville.edu

Course Description

Agricultural Statistics

Involves the application of procedures and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting agricultural data. The course encompasses an introduction to statistical methods using examples and applications to which students can easily relate. The course also focuses on teaching students basic statistical analysis using the MS Excel spreadsheet program and other pertinent computer tools. Students enrolled in AGSC 137, which is part of the laptop curriculum, will be introduced to these important concepts through lectures and exercises that they may complete on their laptops. Emphasis will be placed on providing the student with problem-solving skills and the ability to interpret the results of basic agricultural statistical analysis. Following a brief introduction to statistics and statistical inference, students enrolled in AGSC 137 are introduced to common measures of central tendency and dispersion used in summarizing agricultural data followed by an introduction to the main concepts of probability and probability distributions and their potential applications in agricultural sciences. Additional topics to be covered include random sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation analysis, and linear regression (simple and multiple). Prerequisite: MAGN 101 or equivalent 3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

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Contact

Charles S. Mooney
Ag Sci./Ag Bus./Dairy Sci. Dept. Chair
(315) 684-6301
mooneycs@morrisville.edu
Marshall Hall, Room 107

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Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted to this program by several means that offer flexibility to meet the requirements of the degree. Students may successfully complete an A.A.S. degree program in agriculture, where required courses could transfer in the B.Tech. Dairy Management Program.

Students may also enter the program after completing transferable, college-level course work in either general education or technology-based courses, or transfer from other accredited institutions. This may require articulation agreements among other SUNY Institutions and Community Colleges. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. All bachelor degree programs offered by the College must meet the State University of New York Board of Trustees mandated general education requirements.