Topics of Study
This broad major is intended to familiarize you with the subject of agriculture as a whole. You will study basic animal, plant, and soil science, animal husbandry and plant cultivation. This includes soil conservation, and agricultural operations such as farming, ranching, and agricultural business. You will learn agricultural economics, pest management, biology, chemistry, and agricultural engineering and mechanics. You will learn how to make good decisions about production, management of crops and animals, and marketing strategies for agricultural businesses.
- A certificate program is useful for learning about working on farms and gaining knowledge of modern farming techniques.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to enter occupations related to this major, such as farm management, marketing, consulting, teaching and technical services.
- A graduate degree is usually required for advancement to administrative positions in business or higher education.
- Animal Caretaker
- Farm Manager
- Farm/Home Mgmt Advisor
- Farmer (Owner)
- Food Technologist
- Pest Controller
- Soil Conservationist
- Teacher (Vocational Agriculture)
- Tree Surgeon (Arborist)