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.

Emphasis Areas


Available if you are a community college transfer student with an Associate of Applied Science degree in a specialized agricultural technology area. This emphasis offers you job opportunities in agriculture management and consultancy.

Ornamental Horticulture

Prepares you for a variety of exciting careers from golf courses to greenhouses or environmental agencies to major corporations. Horticulturists with knowledge in ornamental plants, turf grasses, soils and landscape design are in high demand, so you'll see your opportunities grow.

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, 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.


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

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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Faculty Spotlight


A degree in agricultural sciences and technology will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Obtain principles and theories needed to manage agricultural and environmental technology.
  • Learn the application of information technology to agricultural and environmental systems.
  • Develop mathematical concepts and unit analysis skills associated with machinery and equipment, energy, and structural, environmental and natural resource systems.
  • Grow your knowledge of horticulture, soil science, plant identification, and plant propagation that can be applied to greenhouse, landscape and farm management.


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

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

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

What You Will Learn

You will receive a comprehensive overview of how science and technology improve processes and outcomes in agriculture. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of either agricultural industries or ornamental horticulture via two emphases options.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including principles of management, intro to agriculture, and general chemistry
  • Core courses including agriculture economics, soil science, and farm and natural resources management

Student Organizations

The Agribusiness Club encourages fellowship among students in both agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics. We provide students with unique networking and professional opportunities and experiences.

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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