Majors and Minors
Whether you have a passion for science, the environment, our natural resources, food, animals, wildlife, plants, chemistry, statistics, insects or anything agriculture, we have a major for you. And our minors show employers and graduate programs a wider, interdisciplinary breadth of knowledge — broadening your expertise and providing additional experiential learning opportunities.
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|Agriculture and Natural Resources
Students experience all that the college has to offer. By choosing courses across all four of our departments, undergraduates gain practical, interdisciplinary experience, making them appealing to employers looking for graduates with diverse backgrounds. Learn more.
In your first semester, you will work with horses, cows, sheep and yes, blue hens, on our 350-acre farm. Our combination of courses in the basic sciences and hands-on experience with animals makes our program truly distinctive. Learn more.
|Environmental and Resource Economics
Apply economic principles to the many environmental and natural resource issues facing our society. Work with faculty on research projects involving land use, agricultural preservation, environmental stewardship, marketing of organic or natural products, community economic development and agricultural trade and marketing. Learn more.
|Environmental Soil Science
Study soil science, environmental soil management, crop science, microbiology, agronomic crop science, soil physics and environmental soil chemistry. Learn more.
Students with an interest in horses, start with an introduction to equine science course as the foundation on which to build. Succeeding courses include behavior and nutrition, equine health and lameness, and equine management. Learn more.
|Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management
The food and fiber industries constitute approximately 16 percent of the U.S. economy with a value of over $2.5 trillion and 20 million jobs. Learn and apply your knowledge of marketing, management, sales and business. Learn more.
Sustainable food production is key to the U.S. and its role in the global economy. Employ scientific principles in the design of new food products and explores ways to process, package and preserve the thousands of food items we consume to ensure their safety and quality. Learn more.
|Insect Ecology and Conservation
Study the most abundant creatures on Earth — insects — and their interactions with other wildlife, humans, and the environment. Graduates work as pest control operators or agricultural entomologists in the areas of integrated pest management, biological control, urban entomology, forensic entomology, or environmental education. Learn more.
Collaborative industry and on-campus partnerships allow students to engage in projects that involve entrepreneurship, art and design, leadership and engineering. The program combines science, art and problem solving with a love of nature and the world outdoors. Learn more.
This minor fuses the creative aspects of art and design with the technical and scientific aspects of horticulture. Our undergraduates study analysis, planning, design, implementation and sustainable management of natural and constructed environments. Learn more.
|Natural Resource Management
This interdisciplinary program combines economics, policy and science in an effort to study and manage our natural resources and environment. Students acquire the skills to develop, tackle and solve the environmental problems of our time. Learn more.
From the most recent advances in plant molecular biology to the latest methods for growing healthy plants, student learn and incorporate these practices through their evolving knowledge of the plant kingdom. Learn more.
|Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences
Work with animals on our on-campus, 350-acre farm, learning and solving problems in animal nutrition, immunology, virology and molecular biology. Our students are admitted to veterinary schools at twice the national average. Learn more.
Research pertaining to to economic and management principles and their applications to agriculture, including agribusiness, natural resources and the environment.
With the increase in data available to businesses, organizations and consumers, the need to make sense of that data has exploded. Our students build a “statistical imagination” to address a range of problems in a diverse set of fields. Learn more.
|Statistical Data Analytics
Study data analysis, statistical practice, data management, statistical research methods, community economic development, regression and experimental design. Learn more.
|Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Conserving the Earth’s wildlife and protecting the planet are grand challenges of our time. Work with faculty on research projects, in-class field work and study abroad opportunities around the globe. Learn more.