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Career Outlook

The field of agriculture includes a very broad range of career fields. Some of the ares include agronomy, animal science, equine science, horticulture, engineering/mechanization, communication/public relations, precision agriculture, veterinary medicine, education and business. Job opportunities are numerous, and agriculture graduates are in high demand. A brief list of agricultural positions might include plant breeder, soil scientist, soil conservationist, extension agent, sales representative, banker, teacher, nursery specialist, landscape designer, greenhouse manager, farmer, animal nutritionist, animal breeder, economist, forester, processor, veterinary technician and veterinarian. Starting salaries for a B.S. graduate are very competitive with other academic disciplines.

Specialization Options

The School of Agriculture offers undergraduate and graduate curricula leading to degrees by specializing in:

Department of Agricultural Science

  • Agronomy
    • Sales/Production Emphasis
    • Research Emphasis
    • Practicum Emphasis
  • Agribusiness Economics
    • Crop Production Emphasis
    • Marketing/Management Emphasis
    • Entrepreneurship Emphasis
    • Global Emphasis
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Systems Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Agriscience Technology
    • Communications/Public Relations Emphasis
    • Emerging Technology Emphasis
    • Agriculture Public Service/Leadership Emphasis
    • Agricultural Technology Emphasis

Department of Animal and Equine Science

  • Animal/Equine Science
    • Food Animal Emphasis
    • Equine Management Emphasis
    • Equine Science Emphasis

Department of Veterinary Technology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

  • Veterinary Technology
    • Animal Health Technology Emphasis
    • Zoology Animal Health Technology
    • Large Animal Emphasis
  • Pre-Veterinary Emphasis


School of Agriculture facilities include classrooms, laboratories and offices housed in the south wing of the Oakley Applied Science Building, the A. Carman Animal Health Technology Center, the E.B. Howton Agricultural Engineering Building, the Equine Instructional Facility, greenhouses and three farm complexes located near campus.

The horse and beef facilities are a part of the farm-laboratory complex. The West Kentucky Livestock and Exposition Center is utilized for equine and rodeo classes, contests, field days, judging contests, clinics and numerous agriculture activities.


  • Agriculture Leadership Council
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Tau Alpha
  • Agriculture Ambassadors
  • Agribusiness Club
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology Club
  • Agronomy Club
  • Animal Health Technology/Pre-Vet Club
  • Alpha Zeta
  • Block and Bridle
  • Collegiate FFA
  • Equestrian Team
  • Horseman's Club
  • Horticulture Club
  • Rodeo Team/Club
  • Soil Judging Team
  • Sigma Alpha

To see all of our programs please click here.

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