All students are required to take core courses in sustainable agriculture, soil science, crop science, horticulture, business management, international agriculture, and integrated pest management, and to gain practical experience by completing an internship. You and your advisor will use the extensive list of course options to design the rest of your schedule.
The major allows you to mold the curriculum to your needs and interests. By choosing one or two concentration areas, you will become an expert in the area of agriculture that is most exciting to you. Concentrations are available in Animal Science, Business, Crop Production and Management, Education and Communication, Organic Agriculture, and Sustainable Agriculture.
Internships are available with farms, non-profit organizations, Cooperative Extension, agribusiness, greenhouses, and more. You’ll observe and interact with professionals who are developing solutions to complex agricultural problems. Students participate in internships at various points in their program of study. Some students do longer internships over the course of the semester, dedicating a few hours each week to their projects. Others choose more intense experiences, working full time over summer and semester breaks. Numerous students do multiple internships.