Explore cutting edge agroecology or animal husbandry practices. Modernize farming and ranching techniques. Provide sound leadership in an agribusiness. Establish essential foundational knowledge augmented by two concentrations of your choice through the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science program at NC State.
Agriculture as an industry spans a wide range of career paths. Those interested in crop production, plant breeding, scientific innovation, agricultural machinery or on-the-ground work in a nursery, farm or in a lab, graduates with a concentration in agroecology or plant science emerge from the program equipped for this subsegment of the field of agriculture. Students more interested in the animal side of the industry can prepare themselves for a career in animal breeding, animal science, or animal husbandry. Graduates with a business focus may find employment as an agribusiness manager, an agricultural economist or a buyer or purchasing agent. Still others may find employment as a food scientist, an agricultural inspector or an agricultural technician.
Historically, North Carolina has typically ranked in the top ten states employing agricultural professionals, and job demand remains steady for these career paths.
The B.S. of Agricultural Science degree program is carefully designed to prepare working professionals for career advancement in agriculture or agribusiness careers. Our graduates often find employment working positions with the following job titles:
- Purchasing Agent
- Farm / Ranch Manager
- Food and Agricultural Scientist / Technologist
- Soil / Plant Scientist
- Food / Agricultural Technician
- Food / Agricultural Inspector
- Farm / Nursery / Greenhouse Worker
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