The Agricultural Sciences program provides students with a diversified four-year curriculum and the opportunity for practical experience. The curriculum stresses the theory and practice of animal science, agronomy, agribusiness, and horticulture. The curriculum includes numerous “hands-on” experiences, developing practical skills in students. A required internship furthers this facet by placing students in situations of responsibility and creativity. In addition, the Agricultural Sciences program at Ferrum College is unique among collegiate agricultural programs in that it is firmly integrated within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, providing students with the opportunity to study within the broader contexts of biology, chemistry, and environmental and societal issues. This broad approach, combined with the strong liberal arts base, prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities.
Agricultural Sciences graduates find employment in farm management and operation, agricultural extension and natural resources conservation agencies, agricultural supply businesses, marketing and distribution of farm products, teaching vocational agriculture, agricultural creditors, agricultural research, and numerous other areas. The broad “hands-on” approach and internship experience are invaluable preparations for this diverse industry. Students may choose emphasis areas within the program that allow them to concentrate their study in Agribusiness, Crop Science, Animal Science, Equine Studies or Horticulture.
Agricultural Sciences is comprised of five emphasis areas: Agribusiness, Crop Science, Animal Science, Equine Studies and Horticulture.
Program Specific Requirements (15-16 Credit Hours)
Common Required Courses (21 Credit Hours)