Agriculture Major

What does an agriculture major do?

Individuals in the field of agriculture generally pursue careers that deal with the production of food with plants and animals.

What types of jobs do agriculture majors take after graduation?

In reality, few agriculture jobs are actually located on farms. There are a variety of career paths available to agriculture majors, including:

  • Agribusiness Sales/Management
  • Farm, Nursery or Ranch Management
  • Local, State or National Government positions related to Agriculture
  • Food Science
  • Fisheries/Wildlife
  • Park Recreation & Tourism
  • Horticulture

What degrees do agriculture majors pursue?

Most individuals obtain at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Agriculture Science, and may continue on to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Agriculture Science.

How much does an agriculture program cost?

School costs vary widely, depending on the type of school you choose and what type of program you are pursuing. You can find average school costs for public agriculture colleges and private agriculture colleges in our compare colleges section.

How do I pay for an agriculture program?

Whether you are paying for an undergraduate or graduate agriculture program, it’s important that you complete the FAFSA and review your financial aid options. You should start by trying to obtain college scholarships and college grants (free money) to pay for your accounting program. Then use federal student loans, such as the Federal Stafford Loan. If free money and federal loans are not enough to pay for your agriculture program, you can begin to research private student loans to cover the remainder of your school costs.

What is the average entry-level salary for agriculture majors?

The average salary offer for agriculture science majors is $34,669, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers1 . Salary for agriculture professionals can increase significantly based on experience and education. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average Federal salary for individuals in animal science was $104,184 and $79,158 in soil science.

An agriculture major probably performs well in or enjoys the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry