Food and Health

Study food and health with Ag Sciences.

Do you see yourself formulating new food products? Improving the way food is produced? At the front line of research preventing the next pandemic? Helping disadvantaged communities connect to local food systems? If food or health are your future, read on to discover the variety of opportunities provided by the College of Agricultural Sciences!

Interest Area Visits for Prospective Students

Visit us to learn about majors and careers that correspond to your passions! Each visit lasts up to three hours and includes an optional Ag Hill tour, college overview, opportunities to talk to current students and faculty, and meetings with representatives from majors of your choosing.


The following majors each offer a unique pathway to careers in food and health. Curious? Dive into each web page and request information to learn more.

Agribusiness Management

Dive into this hands-on approach to a business degree, with a focus on the unique challenges of the multibillion-dollar agriculture industry.

Animal Science

Launch your future through this hands-on, science-based education in all aspects of the science and business of raising animals—and it’s a great path to veterinary school.

Biological Engineering

Biological engineering is the application of engineering design and analysis to solve critical sustainability issues such as food production, environmental stewardship, and new bio-based product development.

BioRenewable Systems

Combine the study of engineering technology, natural resources, and agriculture with the fundamentals of business, entrepreneurship, and management.

Community, Environment, and Development

Develop social science knowledge and skills to help communities and institutions effectively understand and respond to social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Food Science

Use microbiology, chemistry, engineering, and nutrition to solve real-world problems involving the production, packaging, and preservation of food.

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Take on this exciting pathway to combat bioterrorism, conduct cutting-edge research to find cures for deadly diseases, or prepare for medical school.

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Unleash science to explore topics like cancer and environmental pollution to prepare for medical school and other biomedical careers.

Plant Sciences

Set yourself up for a rewarding career by first gaining a deep understanding of the science and business of plant life through our classes, labs, and nearby greenhouses and research farms.

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Become exceptionally prepared for veterinary school and discover additional opportunities in public health and biomedical research.

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Related clubs and teams

  • Biomedical Science Club
  • Brew Club
  • Dairy Science Club
  • Food Science Club
  • Food Product Development Competitions
  • One Health Club
  • Poultry Science Club
  • Society for Industrial Biotechnology
  • Student Farm Club

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Megan Marshall, Ph.D.
  • Director of Student Recruitment and Activities