Agricultural Science

Develop a broad background in agriculture or a special program of study not currently offered within departments of the college with our Agricultural Science major.

This major enables students to develop programs of study to serve their individual needs by assembling courses selected from various departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Why major in Agricultural Science?

You may choose this major if you want to:

  • combine a broad agricultural background with an area of interest not available in one of the more specialized majors 
  • prepare for careers in agribusiness or production agriculture
  • prepare for advanced studies in graduate or professional schools.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The number of job openings in the agricultural industry annually exceeds the number of available qualified graduates.

A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Agriculture and natural resource–related sales
  • Agricultural finance
  • Cooperative extension
  • Conservation agencies
  • Food, agricultural, and natural resource–related commodity groups
  • Government agencies
  • International agricultural agencies
  • Land-use and appraisal organizations
  • Production farming
  • Public relations

Learn More

Visit the Agricultural Science Major website for course requirements, opportunities, and more information.

Contact Information

John Ewing
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
Phone: 814-863-7463