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.
The agricultural science curriculum has three components:
- General education courses that are required for all students at NC State University.
- 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.
- 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