Agriculture is a course that prepares students for a diverse range of careers like farming, agriculture science, horticulture management and ranching. This course provides a hands-on experience in various agricultural activities to its students.
The subjects/concepts covered in this program include both theoretical as well as practical subjects.
Some of the subjects include agricultural business, agricultural economics, agronomy and crop science, animal sciences, equestrian studies, farm and ranch management, food science, horticulture, soil science and sustainable agriculture.
An Associate’s degree in Agriculture is a two-year degree program in which students will gain practical experience in fields like soil management, crops, and livestock. The students must have a high-school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture is a four-year degree program in which students cover some of the common concepts in this course that include Agricultural markets and prices, Agribusiness management, Soil Ecosystem lab. This course requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.
A Master’s degree in Agriculture is a two-year degree program in which students themselves become professional educators/teachers of Agriculture and Agricultural Science. This course requires a minimum of 30-40 credit hours.
There are few requirements which need to be fulfilled before one applies for an admission in the agriculture program. The student should have a high school diploma with a minimum of 2.0- 3.0 GPA.
With a degree in Agriculture, a student gains advanced knowledge about various concepts in the field of agriculture which include ranching, farming, horticulture, agribusiness.