Find a career where nature meets technology
From ancient achievements to today's amazing advancements, the field of agriculture is discovering new ways to create ideal environments for animal and plant production. This program will provide a comprehensive look at these new techniques and technologies and allow you to dive deeper with four different tracks: Industry, Ornamental Horticulture, Teaching, and Agriculture, Food and Family.
Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: MAJORS/EMPHASIS
Agriculture, Food and Family Option
Combines three critical aspects of our survival into an academic program leading to careers in production or public service. The program includes teacher certification coursework leading to the preparation of educators in Family and Consumer Sciences but also offers other avenues for working with families as well as the agriculture and food industries.
Focuses on competencies in technical and production agriculture as well as methods and techniques for teaching and planning courses. Additionally, you will learn to organize and conduct on-farm agricultural instruction and demonstration programs for schools and the community at large. Indoors or outdoors, you’ll spread important, life-sustaining skills to future generations.
Leadership and Communications
The multi-disciplinary curriculum emphasizes the development of authentic leadership, communication skills, diversity, critical thinking and professionalism, rooted in a comprehensive foundation in agricultural sciences. Students completing this emphasis can learn the skills necessary to be able to bridge the gap between agriculture and critical stakeholders.
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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.07 Careers
Agricultural science and technology students are provided on-the-job experience with internships in the rapidly growing agriculture-related areas of industry and business. All assignments are at an approved work situation under the supervision of a designated faculty member. Here you will apply your in-depth knowledge to the daily challenges found in the field.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES
In this course, you will learn the identification, nomenclature, classification, cultural requirements and landscape uses of ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, and garden annuals and perennials.
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.
This course will teach you the techniques of agricultural communication and emphasize principles involved in job-searching, as well as the techniques of interviewing, resume writing, letters of inquiry, etc.
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.