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Agricultural Education (BS)

A degree in agricultural education opens the door for students to share their passion about the science and production of food, fiber and natural resources. The program is designed to develop the needed background knowledge of basic agricultural concepts and technologies for teaching and cooperative extension. Agricultural educators instruct students in subjects including animal science, plant science, horticulture, agriculture mechanics, veterinary science and others. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology. Coursework covers topics in such fields as agricultural economics; agricultural mechanization; animal, dairy and veterinary sciences; plant and soil science and natural resources. Students choosing this major must also be admitted to the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) administered by the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.