Careers in Agriculture

Broad Career Opportunities

Our Agricultural Science 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
  • Communication
  • Education

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.

Graduate/Professional School

• Overall, about one-third of graduates go on to graduate or professional school, pursuing degrees in law, vet medicine, plant breeding, genetics and genomics, animal nutrition, animal reproduction, and agricultural economics, among others.

• Over the past 15 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 in-state applicants.

To view the full results of this study conducted jointly by the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service of the US Department of Agriculture and other partners, visit Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in the Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Where can  your Truman degree take you?
Truman’s vibrant learning community allows you to explore everything that sparks your curiosity as you develop effective communication, problem-solving and leadership skills for a successful career launch. Starting your first year at Truman, you can use helpful resources provided by Truman’s Career Center to find internship and employment opportunities based on your career interests and goals.

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