Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Students majoring in Agriculture must choose an option in Agribusiness Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, or General Agriculture. Courses required of the agriculture major are chosen to achieve breadth of coverage of the agricultural and environmental sciences. The major is designed to prepare the graduate for careers in business, service, and agricultural production. Graduates are employed by government agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Services Administration, in commercial banking institutions and with cooperative lenders such as Production Credit Associations or Federal Land Banks. Graduates may find employment as technical representatives for firms that manufacture and/or distribute seed, fertilizer, and agrichemicals. Nationwide, many graduates are employed in the agricultural industries which process and market food. Those with agriculture degrees will also find opportunities as managers of production agriculture firms or they may establish and own farms and ranches.