Science & Technology

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Do you want to design systems and life-saving technologies to manage resources and prevent disease? Are you interested in developing plants and crops that can survive in harsh environments, or in enhancing the quality and safety of the food we eat? If so, one of our technology majors may be right for you.

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.

Applied Biotechnology

Find ways to use living cells and biological processes to develop products and technologies to feed and clothe a growing population and fight disease. You may choose to specialize in applied biotechnology, food and beverage fermentation, or industrial plant and microbial biotechnology.

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.

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.


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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.

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. 

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.

Precision Nutrition & Wellness

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Revolutionize our approach to nutrition, health, and wellness. Apply the latest technology to assess the risk of developing illnesses like cancer and cardiovascular disease and to test possible diet and exercise changes using genetic and lifestyle markers.

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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We're happy to answer any questions you have about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the admissions process. Please contact one of our recruiters for more information: