Grow With a Degree in Agricultural Science
Our program will give you the opportunity to learn basic economics, management, pest control and food sciences. This knowledge will open up career opportunities like agricultural civil service, sales, ranch and horticultural management, food manufacturing, and quality control. Explore all your agriculture options through exciting experiential learning and in-field training.
This course will teach you the techniques of agricultural communication while emphasizing principles involved in job-searching. You will become proficient in the techniques of interviewing, resume writing, letters of inquiry, etc.
This course introduces you to the major orders of insects and other arthropods of economic importance with specific emphasis on those beneficial and harmful to agricultural and horticultural crops, livestock, pets, and food products. Control techniques using Integrated Pest Management will be included.
In this course, you will learn the basic principles of food preservation in relation to processing techniques and quality control procedures. You will explore the processing effects on aesthetic and nutritional food quality of plant and animal products, in part by participating in field trips to food processing companies.
Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Agricultural science students are typically interested in:
See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Grow Your Passion for Agriculture
A&M-Commerce has one of the top hands-on agricultural programs in Texas. Explore horticulture, wildlife, livestock herds, and more through exciting experiential learning and modern facilities.
Join the Family
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a growing family with a supportive student culture, including multiple student organizations and competitive judging and show teams.
Work with professors who have ambitious research agendas solving problems on the farm, increasing nursery efficiency and improving worker safety.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources puts you front and center to potential employers by fostering positive relationships and maintaining a strong public presence throughout the agricultural industry.
The USDA reported that nearly 60,000 agricultural job openings are expected annually in the U.S., but only 35,000 graduates are available to fill these positions*. Agricultural science students receive on-the-job experience with internships in the rapidly growing agriculture-related areas of industry and business. All assignments are at an approved location under the supervision of a designated faculty member. You will apply in-depth knowledge gained in the classroom to face the daily challenges found in the field.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
*USDA One of the best fields for new college graduates? Agriculture
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.