Agribusiness - Agriculture Industry
Approximately 23 million Americans, or one out of every six workers, are currently employed in the agricultural and food system. Careers in this program are important and rewarding because the products of agriculture–food, fiber, fuel, ornamental plants, flowers, veterinary services, and many other natural goods and services–are either essential to life or make our lives significantly better.
Agribusiness students at Southeast are provided with outstanding facilities and computer technology, an excellent internship program, and numerous real-world learning opportunities.
The Department of Agriculture is committed to providing a variety of hands-on learning opportunities for students majoring in agriculture. Students may work at the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center, the Charles L. Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse, the Rice Research Station, the turf plot facility, the All-America Selections Display Garden or with individual faculty members on projects.
The BS in Agribusiness/Agriculture Industry option includes specialized study in general agriculture, agribusiness and related disciplines and prepares students for positions in management, sales, marketing, finance, policy and related areas in the agricultural and food system. This option is specifically designed to accommodate students who have earned accredited associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degrees in an agriculture-related field and desire to complete a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in agriculture. The option allows you to choose courses (in consultation with an advisor) that will build upon the skills gained through the A.A.S. degree. This option is also a good choice for students who desire a customized program. It can also provide the basis for graduate work leading to a MS or PhD.