College of Agriculture

The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science

A multi-disciplinary agriculture program combining crops, animals, business, and technology in a hands-on approach makes learning an enjoyable experience. With options in agricultural science and education as well as agricultural communication and leadership, this degree program is recommended for students seeking a broad curriculum that covers all facets of agriculture.

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Option in Agricultural Communication and Leadership

Option in Agricultural Science and Education

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The Option in Agricultural Communication and Leadership

Students and employers visit at a tradeshowWith a degree in agricultural science and an option in agricultural communication and leadership, students study a broad curriculum combining the science and practice of agriculture with  communication skills, strategy, and theory. By taking a wide array of classes from both the College of Agriculture and the College of Communication and Education, students graduate with the skills and experience to effectively communicate about agriculture with a variety of audiences and media. 

Resources

Major Academic Plan
Catalog/Course Offerings

Internships

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

Service and Outreach Activities

Two students pose while representing the College of Agriculture at a community event.Students in the Agricultural Communication and Leadership option are engaged in many service activities across the college through student clubs and organizations, Ag Ambassadors, and the many events and programs offered by the College of Agriculture. 

Career Opportunities

Possible career paths include agricultural advocacy, public relations, media, marketing, sales, government, and non-profit administration. 

The Option in Agricultural Science and Education

professor teaches students in a classroomThe 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.

Resources

Major Academic Plan
Course Offerings(opens in new window)

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

Student Organization

Collegiate FFA

Internships

Students are not required to intern as part of this major. Many students take advantage of the internship program to gain 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 major are FFA Field Day, Parli Pro Contest, Judging Opening & Closing Ceremonies, FFA State Convention Workshops, and 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. Current teaching positions in California(opens in new window)(opens in new window). 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.