Explore our Majors

Earn a Bachelor of Science in a variety of disciplines including agriculture, business and commerce, family and community services, health and wellness, biomedical professions, technology, and sustainable environments. Choose from 18 majors with more than 30 different emphasis areas.

Agribusiness Economics & Management

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Become an expert on the economics of delivering food and water to the world. You'll study everything related to food production and the use of water resources from seeds to sales, from farms to factories, and from turf to transport to table.

Agricultural Technology Management & Education

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Learn how to use technology and modern production techniques to enhance food safety and security, while building management and business skills. Students who want to inspire future generations can pursue an agricultural education certification.

Animal Sciences

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Transform your interest in animals into a rewarding career by exploring how animals, science, and business can work together to further industry, education, and environmental and human health. You may choose to specialize in industry-business, equine, race track, or science/pre-professional studies.

Biosystems Analytics & Technology

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Bridge the gap between data science and technology by combining biological, physical, and data sciences with technology. You'll implement new ideas, approaches, and technologies to address global challenges related to our food, water, and energy resources.

Biosystems Engineering

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Solve resource challenges by using your interest in engineering, science, and technology to overcome drought, disease, famine, and flooding. You may choose to specialize in water resource engineering, biological engineering, or pre-health to prepare for medical school.

Environmental Science

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Turn your passion for the environment into a career focused on improving the quality of our air, water, and land. You will choose one of the following areas for in-depth study: biosphere; soil, air, and water; leadership, sustainability and communications; or physical and chemical dynamics.

Environmental & Water Resource Economics

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Become an expert on the economics of managing environmental and water resources. You'll study everything related to the use of the resources our natural world offers as you seek to find solutions at the intersection of science, politics, laws, and our environment.

Family Studies & Human Development

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Improve the quality of life for individuals and families with a degree in family studies and human development. You'll gain insight into human behavior and learn how to build stronger, healthier relationships among families and across communities.

Food Safety

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Ensure that a high quality and reliable food supply is available to nourish the world's population. You'll learn how to safely produce, package, and distribute food products ranging from produce and poultry to chocolates and baby food.

Microbiology

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Find new ways to prevent and treat disease and turn these discoveries into life-saving innovations. You may choose to specialize in food safety and consumer health, plant pathology and microbiology, environmental microbiology, microbial genomics and biotechnology, or medical microbiology.

Natural Resources

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Seek out new ways to overcome environmental and human pressures that affect our natural resources. You may specialize in conservation biology; ecology, management and restoration of rangelands; fisheries conservation and management; global change ecology and management, watershed management and ecohydrology; or wildlife conservation and management.

Nutrition & Food Systems

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Make sure that the food we eat is nutritious, affordable, and sustainably grown. You'll gain the knowledge and expertise in food-related policy that you'll need to advocate for sustainable production of nutritious food to feed the world.

Nutritional Sciences

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Prevent disease and advance healthy living through better nutrition. You may choose to focus on dietetics with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist or nutrition and dietetic technician, or nutrition with the goal of pursuing graduate studies such as medical, nursing, or pharmacy school. 

Personal & Family Financial Planning

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Gain a deep understanding of how personal beliefs, values, and lifestyle influence how we save, invest, and prepare for the future. You'll be well-prepared to meet financial planner certification standards and to find work in financial planning and wealth management.

Plant Sciences

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Advance discoveries that enable the world's population to grow more with fewer resources. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, and math that you can apply to cutting-edge plant science research including biotechnology and plant breeding.

Retailing & Consumer Sciences

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Become a leader in the global retailing marketplace. You'll study a wide array of retailing and consumer behavior topics and learn how to apply what you learn to a variety of retail businesses including store, catalog, internet, services firms, and other enterprises that support retailers.

Sustainable Plant Systems

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Discover innovative plant systems that maximize production, conserve resources, and minimize environmental damage. You may specialize in controlled environment agriculture, environmental horticulture, agronomy, or fresh produce safety, as you focus on creating plant-based solution to feed, clothe and fuel the world's population.

​​​​​​​Veterinary Science

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Explore and protect animal health and strengthen the bond between humans and animals. You'll pair a solid foundation in modern and advanced biology with an applied focus on the health and welfare of animals.

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