College of Agriculture

The Option in Agricultural Science and Education

The option in agricultural science and education is recommended for students seeking a broad curriculum that covers all facets of agriculture. Subject matter includes agricultural engineering technology, animal sciences, agricultural business management, ornamental horticulture, plant sciences, and natural resources. Teaching and learning environments often include agriculture science laboratories, greenhouses, school farms, agricultural mechanics laboratories, supervised agriculture experience projects, and FFA programs. A bachelor's degree in agricultural science and education is excellent preparation for admission into the agriculture teaching credential program.


Major Academic Plan
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Ag Ed Planning Guide (PDF)
Major Academic Plan (5 year Credential) (PDF)


Student Organization

Collegiate FFA


Students are not required to intern as part of this major. Many students take advantage of the internship program to gain the occupational experience required for the teaching credential. Internship Opportunities

Service and Outreach Activities

Students in the Agriscience and Education major are engaged in many service activities across the college. Some of the activities directly related to the major are FFA Field Day, Parli Pro Contest, Judging Opening & Closing Ceremonies, FFA State Convention Workshops, the National FFA Convention, and career development events.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating with a degree in Agriculture/Agriscience and Education are well prepared to enter the teaching credential program. Other career opportunities for graduates are found in management, training, sales, human resources, communications, and production agriculture.

Sponsorship Opportunities

With nearly 80,000 high school and junior high school students enrolled in agricultural programs in our state, agriculture teachers have the unique ability to facilitate opportunities for students lacking an agricultural background. Sponsoring a future agriculture teacher will pay enormous dividends for generations.