Agribusiness - Plant & Soil Science
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/Plant & Soil Science Option combines study in the natural sciences with study in crop science, soil science, and/or horticultural science and prepares students for scientific and technical careers related to field crops, precision agriculture, soils, farm management, sales, marketing, finance, policy, production, consulting, and related areas. Graduates are prepared to become ARCPACS certified agronomists, soil scientists or horticulturists. It can also provide the basis for graduate work leading to a MS or PhD. This option is designed for students who complete all four years at Southeast and for students transferring to Southeast with an AA degree.