The flexibility of the International Agriculture Program allows students to individualize their learning experiences by focusing their coursework on the global aspects of their primary major. Students in this program can study subjects connected to national and international development like international economics, food security, crop diversity, soil fertility, seed science, sustainable development, or cultural relations. To broaden students’ applied global knowledge, the program incorporates a combination of interdisciplinary coursework, internships, and study abroad experiences. Program participants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international agriculture while learning to apply their knowledge and skills outside the classroom. Practical insight gained by participation in the International Agriculture Program can improve a student’s career placement opportunities by involving them with international activities and agencies that can assist them with developing their personal skills and networks. These experiences combine to refine a participant’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as enhance understanding of the analysis and management of global agriculture issues at home and abroad.
Pairing global agriculture with any other major can put you a step up from the competition and will allow you the ability to apply your expertise to a field that helps the global community.