Agriculture and Society

The interdisciplinary, four-year Agriculture and Society (A&S) program emphasizes the application of social science knowledge to agriculture and rural problems, and draws upon the expertise of faculty in sociology, economics and political science.

Students in the A&S program receive a broad-based education in communications, science, humanities, and the ethical, economic, and social aspects of agriculture. The major is built on core courses in sociology, economics and political science. In addition, students construct an individual concentration to uniquely market themselves once they graduate.

Internships are an important part of the A&S program. The curriculum offers the flexibility needed to accommodate the special interests and needs of each student.

Problem solving, communication, creative thinking and leadership skills are emphasized. These important skills will enable tomorrow's leaders to anticipate and direct change in the organizations and communities in which they work and live.

Carmen Bain
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Did you Know?A&S graduates have gone into a wide variety of professional positions including loan officers, lobbyists, attorneys, marketing directors, economic development and legislative assistant to name a few.