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Undergraduate Programs

Trained to Lead and Serve

An exciting and dynamic field, agriculture involves a range of disciplines. And your opportunities are not limited to the local farm. Many graduates travel the globe—delivering agricultural advances to farmers around the world.

 

Bachelor's Degrees

Students can choose one of three tracks toward a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Agricultural Education

Our Agricultural Education students graduate prepared to teach agriculture and be FFA advisors in public and private schools. Many of our alumni pursue careers in middle and high schools, universities and community colleges, county extension offices, and in the agricultural industry. Learn more about the many agricultural and human science career opportunities available. 

Teacher Licensure

Completion of the B.S. program in Agricultural Education leads to teacher licensure in North Carolina for grades 6-12. Because of North Carolina’s reciprocity agreements, graduates also can pursue certification in about 35 states. Download the Teacher Licensure Checklist to review the requirements for admissions to teacher education candidacy and help you stay on course.

Curriculum

The agricultural education curriculum has three components:

  1. General education courses required for all NC State University students.
  2. A broad understanding of agriculture. Students complete introductory courses in animal or poultry science, plant science, soil science, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, and forestry to develop the necessary agricultural background to provide information to a variety of clients.
  3. A concentration in one area of agriculture: Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agronomy, Animal Science, Horticultural Science, Natural Resources, or Poultry Science. Each curriculum culminates in a semester-length practicum experience in which students apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

Agricultural Science

In the agricultural industry, a growing need exists for professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the agricultural sciences. Students pursuing a B.S. in Agricultural Science study the dynamic aspects of the food and fiber industry and specialize in two agricultural areas. Our graduates succeed as teachers, extension agents or leaders in the agricultural industry. Learn more about career opportunities for Ag Science graduates.

We Grow Leaders

The leadership component is a unique feature of the Agricultural Science program. Students have opportunities to develop the skills necessary to work independently and as part of a team, communicate effectively, solve problems, and understand basic business concepts. When they graduate, they are poised to work in agricultural organizations and advance into leadership positions.

Curriculum

The agricultural science curriculum has three components:

  1. General education courses that are required for all students at NC State University.
  2. A broad overview of agriculture. Students complete coursework in both basic agricultural courses (animal science or poultry science, plant science, and shop Processes and management) as well as agricultural specialty areas.
  3. Students must select two of the following specialty areas to study: Animal Science, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Environmental Technology, Crop Science, Horticultural Science, Poultry Science, Soil Science, and Feed Mill Management.

The program includes courses in communications, mathematics, economics, business, and physical and life science, in addition to a variety of technical agricultural science courses.

B.S. in Ag Science Curriculum

Extension Education

The B.S. in Extension Education prepares students for successful careers as county extension agents and leaders providing information about agriculture to a diverse audience. Because our graduates have in-depth knowledge of agricultural subject matter and can communicate effectively, many also find rewarding careers in agricultural communications. Learn more about career opportunities for Extension Education graduates.

Curriculum

The extension education curriculum has three components:

  1. General education courses required for all NC State University students.
  2. Introductory courses in animal or poultry science, plant science, soil science, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, and forestry in order to develop the necessary agricultural background to provide information to a variety of clients.
  3. Concentrations in either Agricultural and Natural Resources or Youth Leadership Development. Each curriculum culminates in a semester-length practicum experience in which students apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

Ag and Natural Resources Concentration Youth Leadership Development Concentration

Scholarships and Financial Aid

In 2016, students in our undergraduate programs earned more than $122,000 in scholarships, grants, and assistantships. Don't miss out on the many department and college-level scholarships and financial aid available.

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Minors

Interested in enhancing your academic interests? An undergraduate minor from the Agricultural and Human Sciences department can do just that. We offer minors in Extension Education and Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact the minor coordinator listed under each minor below to get started. Students must develop a plan of work and file a copy with their advisor. They must also complete a Declare a Minor form, approved by the minor coordinator, and submit it to the Office of Registration and Records for the minor to appear on the student’s degree audit. Visit the Academic Advising Services website to explore other minors offered at NC State.

We Want You Here

Ready to join our Pack?

There’s more than one path to CALS and to NC State University. Start yours by learning about the different admissions programs we offer. Want to know more before you apply? In addition to the CALS Spend a Day at State visitation program, you can arrange a visit with the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. Contact the undergraduate coordinator for the degree in which you are interested:

Agricultural Education
Dr. Jim Flowers
Email: jim_flowers@ncsu.edu

Agricultural Science
Dr. Jackie Bruce
Email:jackie_bruce@ncsu.edu

Extension Education
Dr. Mark Kistler
Email: mark_kistler@ncsu.edu

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