You’ll get your hands dirty with our hands-on approach to agricultural studies. Our project-based courses let you get marketable experience through internships, field trips, mentorships, capstone projects, and guest lectures led by industry leaders. Innovative courses in specialty crops, animal science, soils, plant science, conservation, sustainability, global agriculture, and agribusiness will help prepare you to enter the agricultural industry as knowledgeable and trained professionals.

While most degrees introduce core classes later in the program, you’ll dive right into practical learning in agriculture during your freshman and sophomore years. Students earning a B.A. in Agricultural Studies are encouraged to pursue complimentary minors in biology, business, chemistry, communication, media writing, pre-law, or social work.

When you finish with your agricultural studies major, you’ll be prepared to tackle a wide variety of careers in the agricultural sector.

Major in Agricultural Studies

The major in Agricultural Studies consists of 54 credit hours. In order to complete prerequisite requirements for Agricultural Studies core courses, students must complete BSC 1010 General Biology, SCI 1120 Chemistry I, and MAT 1040 College Algebra. Students are also highly encouraged to complete ECO 2002 Principles of Micro-Economics.

The required Agricultural Studies core courses are:

The required Agricultural Studies core courses are:

AGS 1000Introduction to Agricultural Studies3
AGS 2001Introduction to Plant Science3
AGS 2002Introduction to Animal Science3
AGS 2010Agriculture Mechanics3
AGS 2020Plant Nutrition3
AGS 3010Animal Production3
AGS 3020Plant Production3
AGS 3030Agricultural Policy3
BUS 3010Marketing3
BUS 3070Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management3
BUS 3160Managerial Finance3

Students must complete 12 hours of the required experiential learning courses:

AGS 2175Agriculture Practicum I1-2
AGS 3175Agriculture Practicum II1-2
AGS 4175Agriculture Practicum III1
AGS 4185Agriculture Capstone7-9

Students must complete nine hours of Agriculture Elective courses:

AGS 3040Natural Resources & Wildlife Management3
AGS 3050Weed & Pest Management3
AGS 3060Agriculture Post-Harvesting3
AGS 3070Specialty Crop Production3
AGS 3080International Agricultural Development3
AGS 4010Beef Production3
AGS 4020Fruit Production3
AGS 4030Vegetable Production3
AGS 4040Principles of Plant Genetics & Breeding3