When you study agricultural science at Truman, you explore your options through hands-on experience and research opportunities in the areas of horticulture and agronomy, pre-veterinarian medicine and animal science, equine science, and agricultural business. With the flexibility to choose the area of concentration that’s the best fit for your professional goals, you can gain specialized training while honing your skills in lab and field environments.


Cultivate Your Passion

As an agricultural major, you have the flexibility to choose the area of specialization that matches your interests.

Career Paths

Studying agricultural science opens career opportunities ranging from veterinary medicine and scientific research to agribusiness operations and education. Truman has resources, such as the Career Center, to help you navigate future plans.

Featured Courses

Gain a general appreciation of companion animals and their interactions with humans with an overview of the pet industry, types of companion animals, care, behavior, management, and uses.
Learn about the operation and management of the agricultural business with an emphasis on the basic economic and business principles governing profitable and sustainable farm and agribusiness operations.
Study the fundamental principles underlying commercial and home garden production of vegetables and the basic practices required to successfully produce the wide variety of vegetables adapted to the Midwest.
Participate in an experiential study of reproduction of horses.
Examine the production, handling, and marketing of agricultural products. Focus is placed on understanding the market structures ordering the flow of food and fiber goods from the producer to the consumer and the economic principles underlying these structure.
Explore how people define and judge good agricultural science and practice.
Study soil science including origin, formulation, characteristics and resultant management implications for use of soil resources, with applications for agriculture, the environment, waste disposal, engineering and society.
Study the role of animals in agricultural systems with an emphasis on the biological principles applicable to animal production and methods for using this knowledge for more efficient and humane production.

Experiences and Opportunities

Get Involved

When you join student organizations in the field of agricultural science, you can build connections and enhance your skills. The Equestrian Team, which is open to riders of all levels, uses University facilities and horses for practice.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Hands-on experiences, such as research ventures and internships, help you prepare for your career. The University Farm includes resources such as a greenhouse, riding/breeding horse herd, cattle herd, agronomy research plots, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, and availability of horse boarding for students.