School of Science and Mathematics: Agricultural Science Department
The Agricultural Science Department at Truman affords the opportunity for students to experience a holistic approach to the study of food and fiber production and their association and interaction with societal concerns. At Truman, our focus is on a sustainable agricultural system.
Agricultural Science Academic Programs
In addition to taking the core set of agriculture courses required of all Agricultural Science majors, each student must also choose at least 15 hours of courses to include in their Area of Specialization. The chosen courses are designed to prepare each student for a specific career within Agriculture.
For Truman students majoring in disciplines other than Agricultural Science, minors are highly recommended as they allow a broadening of the student’s coursework and experiences at Truman. Minors may be declared in any of the following areas.
Consortium of Five Agriculture Universities
Truman State University participates in a consortium with four other Missouri schools to expand the electives available to students at each institution by sharing agriculture courses online. The Consortium of Five Universities was developed to enhance food security through education. Shared resources between Truman State University, Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri, Northwest Missouri State University, and Southeast Missouri State University extend the capacity of the five universities and regional community colleges.
November 15, 2017
This summer, senior Heather Lockhart spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it is like to be a veterinarian. Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Lockhart, an agricultural science and biology major, was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and spent a … Read More
April 5, 2017
A senior capstone project comprised of five agricultural science majors, We Be Jammin’ is a jam-, jelly-, and butter-making business that provides customers with locally sourced products. Check out the April 2017 issue of their newsletter, “The Spread,” which includes an interview with one of their biggest fans, University President Sue Thomas. Go to Newsletter … Read More