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Agricultural Science

 
Undergraduate Degrees | Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Entrance Exam: Not Required
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Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science program study leadership, communication, and the dynamic aspects of the food and fiber industry, with concentrations in two speciality areas of study. Students choose from the following  areas of study: Animal Science, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Environmental Technology, Agroecology, Crop Science, Food Science, Horticultural Science, Poultry Science, Soil Science, and Feed Mill Management. Students who major in Agricultural Science will have opportunities to develop skills necessary to work independently and as part of a team, communicate effectively, solve problems, and understand basic business and agricultural concepts.

Eligibility

Students must meet the following requirements for admission to the B.S. in Agricultural Science Program:

  • High school diploma or GED

Plan of Study

The total credit hours needed for completion of the B.S. in Agricultural Science are 120 credit hours. Please visit the university catalog for more information on the plan of study.

Career Prospects

The field of agricultural science has become increasingly important and complex as farming, ranching and associated businesses evolve to meet modern day demands. Technology changes, sustainability concerns, and economic factors converge to create a demand for agriculture science professions that understand the interplay of sometimes competing interests.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s of Science program are equipped for a range of career opportunities. Those with a concentration in Animal Science explore opportunities in farming and ranching, either on the ground as a farming contractor or animal breeder, or in a managerial position monitoring the health and welfare of livestock. Graduates with a concentration in agribusiness may go on to work as agricultural economists or in a business management position. Those who choose a focus in Agricultural Environmental Technology, Agroecology, or Crop Science are set up for career options in plant science, crop management, or sustainability.

The B.S. in Agricultural Science provides a solid foundation for any student building a career in the field of agriculture. All graduates of the B.S. in Agricultural Science program are well prepared for graduate programs related to agriculture; some may find they wish to pursue a graduate degree or certificate specific to a particular position such as the Master’s in Animal Science.