UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Agricultural Studies major is a great choice if you want to be exposed to a wide range of agricultural disciplines or you want to design a program that fits your unique interests or needs. Many students who plan to operate their family farm and need a broad array of competencies opt for an Agricultural Studies major. Agricultural Studies majors who do not plan on farming find employment in their minor/emphasis area.
Agricultural Studies is an
interdisciplinary major requiring courses from all five departments in
the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Students take three
courses in each of the following areas: agribusiness management, animal science,
agricultural engineering and crops and soils science. Students usually complete a minor in one of
those four disciplines, though other emphases are possible.
Highlights of the Agricultural Studies Major
As a student in this program, you will:
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the agricultural field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates have found employment or internship opportunities with.
According to the USDA, between
2015 and 2020 there will only
be enough new U.S. graduates
with expertise in agriculture, food,
renewable natural resources
or the environment to fill
of the expected average
annual job openings