Plants-Careers

Plants-Careers

Crop Management

You will learn about the science, technology and hands-on skills involved in producing food and fiber for a changing world. You can tailor the course of study for interests that range from farm management or agricultural consulting to working in industries that provide farm equipment, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, technology and services. Many graduates go into public service with the Cooperative Extension Service and other education and service agencies.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agribusiness Services & Sales
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Agricultural Science Teacher
  • Business/Industry Trainers
  • Communications
  • Community Development
  • Extension Service
  • Farm Management
  • Production Agriculture/Farming
  • Public Relations
  • Technology Development and Management Research

Environmental, Soil and Water Science:

This prepares you for careers working with the environment. The emphasis is on the science, technology and hands-on applications involved in sustainable use of soil and water resources. Graduates are in demand for a variety of jobs that require an understanding of environmental science, environmental protection and remediation, and environmentally responsible use of natural resources. A minor in Wildlife and Habitat Management complements the ESWS major.

Career Opportunities:
  • Arkansas Health Department
  • Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Extension Service
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forest Service
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Parks and Recreation

    Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences:

This prepares you for a career in the "Green Industry" working with small acreage, high-value plants such as turfgrass, landscaping plants, ornamental plants, fruits and vegetables. Golf course/sports turf management, landscape design and nursery management are popular career options.

Your advisor will structure your major for your areas of interest with a general or specific focus.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agriscience Education
  • Botanical Garden Management
  • Conservatory Management
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Fruit/Vegetable Production and Marketing
  • Garden/Landscape/Turf Journalism
  • Golf Course Management
  • Greenhouse Crops Management
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Horticultural Magazine Journalism
  • Horticultural Product Sales
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Management
  • Lawn/Turf Management
  • Nursery Management
  • Organic Farming
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Science Research
  • Retail Garden Center Management
  • Sports Field Management
  • Sports Field Research
  • Urban Horticulture Education
  • Zoo Horticulture

Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology Major:

AECT provides a background in agriculture and experiential (hands-on) learning in one of three career paths.

Agricultural Education careers include a high school agriculture or agriscience teacher, or directing education programs in an agribusiness company or a public service agency such as the Cooperative Extension Service.

Agricultural Systems Technology Management prepares you for careers related to technical operations and management in the broad agricultural industry. The focus is on hands-on problem solving in the development and use of existing and new technology.

Agricultural Communications prepares you to use communication skills and technology for agriculture-related careers in journalism, corporate communications, public service or education.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agricultural Science Teachers
  • Agricultural Services & Sales
  • Business/Industry Trainers
  • Communications Specialists
  • Community Development Specialists
  • County Extension Agents
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Technology Management Specialists