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If you’re interested in many different facets of agricultural and life sciences, then consider earning an agriculture degree. This flexible program allows you to tailor a course of study to your individual interests, whether those interests are in production agriculture, life sciences or natural resources. Choose a primary concentration area and two secondary concentration areas from the College’s
11 other degree programs to create your own unique college experience.

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Career Opportunities

Acquire a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Mizzou’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to obtain the skills you will need to succeed in a variety of careers.

Some agriculture-related industries you might consider include:

  • Farm Operations
  • Financial Consulting and Lending
  • Agricultural Policy Research
  • Marketing Management
  • Production Management
  • Insurance Sales
  • Commodities Merchandising
  • Sales Management
  • Nonprofit Management

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Use your agricultural knowledge and skills to operate your own farm or ranch and produce the crops and livestock that feed the world. Or find employment with some of the largest and most respected agribusiness companies in the nation, such as Monsanto, Novartis and DuPont Pioneer.

Sales & Marketing

Use your interpersonal and writing skills to bring customers to your business. Among the employers you might work for are multinational companies such as Anheuser-Busch, DuPont, John Deere and Purina Mills.


Whether you choose to work for a public institution, such as a university, or a state or federal government agency, such as the Missouri Department of Conservation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, you can help answer questions about some of today’s most pressing agriculture, food and natural resource issues.

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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Boone County Cattlemen’s Association
  • Greenfire Organic Farm
  • Pierpont Farms
  • Dow Agrosciences
  • Orscheln Farm and Home

Core Areas of Study

  • Communication & Leadership
  • Agribusiness
  • Plant Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Agricultural Systems Management

Major requirements for Agriculture degree

Courses for Agriculture degree

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Related Minor

A minor in agricultural systems management can supplement an agriculture degree. Curriculum in this program will put you at the forefront of technological innovation in agriculture, environmental
protection and related industries.

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Clubs & Organizations

  • Dairy Club
  • Collegiate FFA
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • Swine Club