Agricultural Studies

A college degree in agricultural studies focuses on the ideas and methods used in producing food and goods from the land.

For this major you’ll take lots of agriculture-related classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in agriculture.

Sample Classes

Agricultural Studies Courses:

  • Genetics
  • Plant Biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Agricultural Geography
  • Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate
  • Animal Science
  • Soil Science
  • Social Context of Agriculture
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Economics and Agriculture
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Plant Pathology
  • Flowering Plants
  • Bacteriology
  • Entomology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Conservation Biology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Plant Propagation
  • Internship

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology