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General Agriculture

General Agriculture curriculum is designed to give the student a broad training in the overall field of agriculture. Electives may be used to give the student additional training in desired subject-matter areas.

Students interested in learning a variety of skills useful within the agricultural industry may wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture. Graduates of this degree program are prepared for entry-level work in the agricultural industry or for further study in graduate school.

This 4-year degree program, beginning with the two-years at Northwest, teaches students the practical skills and experience needed for an entry-level job in the agricultural industry. Students are able to tailor the program to their area of interest through elective classes in related subjects, such as livestock management or marketing. This program may also include a capstone course in which students gain on-the-job project management experience.

In addition to general education courses in composition, humanities and the life sciences, students learn skills in business and agricultural management. Programs may cover multiple sub-specialties in agriculture, such as livestock or crop management, as well as courses in the following topics:

  • Animal science
  • Soil science and management
  • Agricultural marketing
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Poultry science
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Animal nutrition
  • Agriculture law and ethics

What can I expect from a career in Agriculture?
Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers within the agricultural industry, including the following popular choices:

  • Cattle rancher
  • Agricultural science research technician
  • Farm equipment sales
  • Crop farmer
  • Farm manager
  • Animal breeder
  • Environmental consultant