Students who major in agriculture have an interest in preserving, studying, and managing many forms of natural resources, particularly those related to farming and animal husbandry. These students may enjoy learning about business strategies, supervising others, and may seek to become managers. These students do not shy away from learning scientific theories or conducting research. They may also be good at hands on work such as general repairs, drawing, and/or the use of many types of tools. Agriculture majors should be strong in the sciences, especially in biology. The agriculture major enjoys outdoor activities and sports. Hobbies may include ranching, attending rodeos, hiking, and skiing.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Agriculture majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.
Various specializations related to a major in Agriculture may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: