As an agricultural science major at Truman, you design your education and expand your college experience beyond the classroom through hands-on training, research, professional internships, and study abroad. And if you’re majoring in an area other than agricultural science, you can broaden your education by declaring a minor in Agricultural Studies, Agricultural Business, or Equine Studies.
Pursue What Matters to You
The flexibility of our agricultural science program gives you the freedom to design your educational path in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in agricultural science. You choose what you want to focus your studies on by selecting one of four specializations:
- Horticulture and Agronomy
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
- Equine Science
- Agricultural Business
Unique Learning Environment
Activities at the University Farm range from classwork to research to recreation. Located about a mile from campus, the 400-acre farm features a classroom/lab, two greenhouses, an orchard, vineyards, research and garden plots, as well as cattle and horse herds and indoor and outdoor riding arenas. You also have access to labs and equipment in Magruder Hall, the University’s science facilities.
Gain Practical Experience
As an agricultural science major at Truman, you have more opportunity to get hands-on training than you typically find at larger institutions. If horses are your passion, learn about breeding, reproduction, horsemanship, and more. Or work directly with vegetable production and marketing through our Farm to School Program. Or learn about plants, crops, and soil, as well as livestock management. No matter what your level of experience is, you can participate in procedures, work in the labs, and join student organizations like the Equestrian Team and Pre-Vet Club.
Broad Career Opportunities
Studies continue to project growth in agriculture-related career opportunities and a deficit of graduates in related agricultural majors to fill these positions. Our graduates are pursuing careers in a wide range of fields including:
- Veterinary medicine
- Scientific research
- Marketing, merchandising, and sales
- Management and finance
- Agricultural production
- Agribusiness operations
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