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Our graduates work as high school ag teachers throughout Texas, as county extension agents, and in other agricultural science fields.

This degree will prepare you to take the Texas teacher certification exam for agricultural science. The practical experience you gain will also give you an advantage when it comes to applying for jobs or graduate school.

A Minor in Agricultural Science and Leadership is also available.

Program Faculty

Because of the wide range of subjects covered by this degree, you’ll get to know many of our award-winning agriculture faculty. They are always available to you during their office hours, and you’ll also get the chance to work with them on research projects.

Career Opportunities

Start your career as soon as you graduate. Texas has an ongoing need for high school ag teachers, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that those career opportunities will grow 11% by 2028.

Employment opportunities in other fields of agriculture are also projected to show steady growth through 2028.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “In the Ag Department, there’s a lot more hands-on learning than most universities because of the smaller class sizes. You’re actually getting to interact and do things with the animals, do things on the ranch.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/trevor.php">Trevor Schwartz</a></strong>, Agribusiness</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Cody Scott is a great professor and really made it a point to make sure we were understanding the material, even if the scientific name was hard to pronounce!”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Hannah Hoelscher</strong>, Class of 2017, B.S. in Animal Science</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Almost all of my professors have current hands on projects in their field that help you understand the real world side of the agriculture industry.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jaelynn Page</strong>, Class of 2021, is majoring in agriculture science and leadership</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Mr. Corey Owens is such an asset within the Agriculture Department. Not only is he knowledgeable in the classes he teaches, he also goes out of his way to develop personal relationships with his students.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jaelynn Page</strong>, Agricultural Science and Leadership</p> </blockquote>
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Our Courses

Expand your options with this wide-ranging degree that includes the study of agricultural science, animal science, range and wildlife management, agricultural economics and education at our 6,000-acre ranch.

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