Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Human Ecology, Undergraduate

Purpose and Goal 

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program prepares graduates to function as entry-level professionals in various areas, including food, agriculture, natural resource marketing, production, distribution, and processing. The program offers a generalist emphasis that serves as the foundation for diverse careers and a springboard for advanced study in agriculture, natural resource sciences, and related fields. Concentrations are available in Agribusiness, Plant and Soil Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Animal and Food Sciences. These concentrations guide students in defining an area for future specialization they can attain at the graduate level and through professional practice. The emphasis on Animal and Food Sciences may serve as pre-professional curricula for veterinary medicine.  In consultation with their advisors, students should select additional courses to qualify for professional veterinary medicine research.

Students enrolled in agriculture are afforded hands-on experience through laboratory, field exercises, cooperative education, and summer job assignments. Students completing the program can demonstrate varied skills in many areas. Faculty provide guidance and support to foster students' personal development and leadership skills essential for effective professional practice in the chosen field of practice.

The Human Nutrition and Food program provides quality nutrition education to students pursuing careers in dietetics and nutrition. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6695; Telephone: 800-877-1600 ext. 5400. Website

Instructional Organization

The College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

Program Degree Offered
Agriculture BSAG
Human Nutrition and Food BSDIET