Agricultural Science Quick Facts
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School of Science & Mathematics: Department of Agricultural Science
- Major Offered: Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Science
- Minors Offered:
- Approximate number of students pursuing this major: 110
- Approximate number of students pursuing these minors: 60
- Full-time faculty members: 5
- Part-time faculty members: 1
- Departmental Student Organizations
- Alpha Gamma Rho (fraternity-professional/social): Join Truman’s social and a professional fraternity primarily for Agricultural Science majors.
- Animal Ag Club
This organization meets the interests of our animal science students
- Collegiate Farm Bureau: Serve as the voice in government for the men and women involved in production agriculture and agri-business. Receive opportunities to work with local, state and national leaders in government and agriculture policy.
- Delta Tau Alpha (ag honorary): Receive recognition for your high standards of scholarship, leadership, and character as an agriculture major.
- Equestrian Team: Check out our very successful Equestrian Team if you are interested in competing in either Western or English disciplines.
- Pre-Vet Club: Prepare for a career in veterinary science. Pre-Vet Club is open to interested students from any major.
- Sigma Alpha (professional a sorority): Join this agricultural sorority for a balance of fellowship and service.
- Major: Agricultural Science Major (Bachelor of Science) with areas of specialization in:
- Minors: Majoring in something other than Agricultural Science? Minors allow you to broaden your coursework and experiences at Truman. Declare a minor in any of the following areas.
- Learning Plan: In addition to the core agriculture courses required of all Agricultural Science majors, you will develop a customized Learning Plan of agriculture electives and related courses to suit your unique career aspirations and allow for specialization.
Consortium of Five Agriculture Universities
- 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 each institution.
- Receive expanded course selection with online elective agricultural curriculum.
The 400-acre University Farm just 1.5 miles from campus features…
- riding/breeding horse herd
- herd of Gelbvieh beef cattle
- agronomy research plots
- garden plots
- And more!
- Start a mentored research project with a faculty member.
- Apply for funding to pursue independent projects.
- Farm to School Program: Interested in fruit and vegetable production? How about food marketing? Farm to School Program internships are available during the summer. Gain additional experience in safe production and handling procedures. Research and develop protocols in preparation for the University Farm undergoing Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and Good Handling Practice (GHP) audit verification procedures.
- Over the past 12 years, Truman’s Agricultural Science graduates have averaged a 51% acceptance rate to University of Missouri’s Veterinary Medicine school, compared to a 39% rate for other applicants.
- Approximately two-thirds of Agricultural Science majors go directly into careers after graduation, pursuing positions in agronomy, animal science, or agricultural marketing with agricultural businesses, large and small. Other students find career opportunities in conservation or natural resource management with governmental organizations.