Agricultural Sciences Major

A scientific and integrated understanding of agriculture and food systems...

Animal Science (ANSC) students with a calf (University Photography)
Animal Science (ANSC) students with a calf (University Photography)

Cornell’s major in Agricultural Science allows students to explore the dynamics of agricultural systems and related environmental and socio-economic issues, and prepares graduates to pursue a variety of careers requiring a scientific and integrated understanding of agriculture and food systems such as food production and marketing, agricultural education, organic farming and crop consultation.

This interdisciplinary undergraduate major was developed in response to students who asked faculty for a more diverse agricultural curriculum. The major allows flexibility for students to tailor their studies and academic interests with concentrations in Animal Science, Applied Economics and Management, Crop Production and Management, Education and Communication and Sustainable Agriculture. Students in this major take core courses in sustainable agriculture, soil sciences, animal sciences, horticulture, international agriculture and integrated pest management to gain a strong foundation in the field. In addition, students gain practical, hands-on experience by completing an internship and a capstone course that addresses critical, real world problems in agricultural science.

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