Majors and Careers

Keep it Real! Your major should be based on your passion and interests to prepare for a career that you will enjoy as your life's work.

Animals
Animal Agriculture • Companion Animals• Horses • Meat/Poultry Industry • Veterinary Science
Business
AgriBusiness • Agricultural Law • Communication • Fashion Industry • Food Industry • Green Industry • Management • Marketing • Technology
Food
Marketing
Nutrition
Processing
Production
People/Human Environment
Apparel Studies • Communnication • Education • Food Industry • Health Care • Hospitality • Human & Family Development • Human Environmental Sciences • Technology
Plants
Agriculture (Farming)  • Environment • Food/Fiber • Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamental Plants • Gardening • Landscaping • Pest Management • Turfgrass
The Natural Environment
Crop Management • Ecological Engineering • Environmental, Soil, & Water Science • Horticulture • Pest Management • Wildlife Habitat

Careers and Majors

Agriculture

  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Education, Communication and 
    Technology
  • Animal Science -  Agricultural 
    Production and Processing concentration
  • Crop Management Environmental, Soil, and Water Science
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences
  • Poultry Science

Business

  • Agricultural Business
  • Other majors that include business training are:
    Apparel Merchandising and Product Development, Food Science, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation, Restaurant and Hospitality Management, Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences,Interior Design

Communications or Journalism

  • Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology
  • A Journalism or Communications minor is an option for other majors.

Companion Animals

  • Animal Science

Consulting or Education

  • Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation

Crop Production

  • Crop Management
  • Environmental, Soil, and Water Sciences

Dietetics

  • Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation

Design

  • Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences

Economics

  • Agricultural Business

Early Childhood Development or Education

  • Human Development and Family Sciences

Education/Teaching

  • Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology. Students who complete the four-year Agricultural Education program for a Bachelor of Science degree may be licensed to teach in secondary school agriscience programs.  

    Students who receive a Bachelor of Science degree in other agriculture  majors may be licensed to teach upon completion of prescribed teacher education courses and other general agriculture foundation areas, which may be earned in the Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education degree program.

Entomology

  • These majors can prepare you for graduate studies in Entomology.
    Animal Science • Crop Management • Environmental, Soil and Water Science • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences • Poultry Science

    Pest Management is a minor often selected with those majors.

Environmental Management

  • Environmental, Soil, and Water Science
  • Other majors that include training in environmental management are:
    Agricultural Business • Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology • Animal Science • Crop Management • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences • Poultry Science

Fashion or Apparel Industry

  • Apparel Merchandising and Product Development

Family and Consumer Science/Education

  • General Human Environmental Sciences
  • Other majors with training in this area are:
    Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology, Apparel Merchandising and Product Development, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation, Human and Family Development, Interior Design

 

Food Industry

  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation
  • Poultry Science

Fruits and Vegetable Industry

  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences
  • Food Science

Gardening Industry

  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences

Golf Course Management

  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences

“Green Industry”

  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences

Health Care

  • Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation
  • Human Development and Family Studies
Most science-based majors can be structured for pre-medical, dental or pharmacy options. 

Horses

  • Animal Science

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

  • Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation

Human and Family Development

  • Human and Family Development

Livestock Industry

  • Animal Science

Landscaping

  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences

Law

  • Agricultural Business (Pre-law)

Marketing

  • Agricultural Business
  • Nutrition Science

Pest Management

  • Crop Management

Plant Nursery Industry

  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences

Plant Pathology

  • Majors of Crop Management and Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences can prepare students for graduate studies in Plant Pathology.

Poultry Industry

  • Poultry Science

Public Policy

  • Agricultural Business

Public Service

  • All 14 majors will prepare you for a career in public service in the field of your interest.

Tourism Industry

  • Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation

Turfgrass Management

  • Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences

Veterinary Medicine or Science

  • Animal Science
  • Poultry Science

Wildlife Habitat Management

  • Crop Management Major with Wildlife
    Habitat Minor
  • Environmental, Soil, and Water Science Major with Wildlife Habitat Minor

Zoo Management 

  • Animal Science

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