The Agricultural Studies Concentration is designed to allow students to explore the Food, Fiber, Natural Resources, Environmental, Biological, Social and Natural Sciences without specializing in any particular concentration area. Ag Studies is a “student centered” individualized curriculum that will allow the student, in consultation with a faculty advisor, to select courses from approved programs to customize a program of study that best fits the student’s career goals. While this concentration offers a great deal of program flexibility, restriction is built into the curriculum to ensure that each student’s program meets University requirements for the baccalaureate degree. Ag Studies students must satisfactorily complete a minimum number of upper level (300 and above) courses to complete the program. By completing courses in the department and Ag Studies core, students obtain a strong foundation of agricultural knowledge and skills. On-the-job training, which provides hands-on experiential learning, can be obtained through internships. Internships are highly recommended so that students can apply classroom knowledge and develop industry and/or government contacts while acquiring technical and field experience that will prepare them for a highly competitive and diversified workforce. A student's program should be planned in consultation with his/her departmental advisor, and approved by the AGST Oversight Committee and the Department Chair.
Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Sciences Course Descriptions