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.

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Agricultural science students are typically interested in:

  • Pesticide and herbicide sales
  • Food technology
  • Seed sales
  • Greenhouse and landscape management
  • Agricultural industries
  • Agricultural management
  • Horticulture

See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

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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.

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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.

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Expert Faculty

Work with professors who have ambitious research agendas solving problems on the farm, increasing nursery efficiency and improving worker safety.

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Agribusiness office

Career Readiness

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.

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  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Equine Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Food Studies
  • Horticulture


A degree in agricultural science will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Gain crucial basics in agricultural economics and management needed for farm, ranch and other agricultural management positions.
  • Learn strategies and techniques for plant and animal operations and pest control.
  • Utilize plant and animal products and marketing as well as discover food sciences, manufacturing and quality control.


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

Farm, Ranch or Agriculture Manager
Landscape Architect
Agricultural and Food Scientist

*USDA One of the best fields for new college graduates? Agriculture
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018


What You Will Learn

You will receive a comprehensive overview of agriculture covering the science of animals and plants as well as management strategies, technologies and other elements of agricultural production. You will gain the classroom instruction and hands-on learning needed to pursue a variety of in-demand agricultural careers.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses include intro to agriculture, agriculture economics, general chemistry, botany and zoology.
  • Core courses include plant science, soil science, animal science and livestock management techniques.

Student Profiles

Student Organizations

Some Organizations you can get involved in include:

  • AgriBusiness Club
  • Horticulture Club
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Alpha
  • Collegiate FFA

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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