Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science
Agricultural science is one of the newest and most exciting fields at CABNR. The major provides students with current professional training in the management agricultural systems found within Nevada. It also provides a strong foundation for a career in land use management.
The agricultural science major is unique from those offered by other schools in that it combines several specialized fields of expertise. In addition to rangeland livestock production courses, students take much of their course work in a variety of disciplines, becoming knowledgeable in animal science, wildlife science, soils, botany, and ecology.
The agricultural science major is a bachelor of science degree with emphasis on western rangeland livestock operations. The goal of the agricultural science major is to educate students who can compete successfully for agricultural-related jobs in Nevada, the Western United States, and throughout the world. The agricultural science major emphasizes the protection of sustainable natural resources, proper use of livestock and the effective management and economic improvement of rangeland resources. It covers a broad spectrum of university courses centering on the concept of "multiple-use" resource management.
The curriculum provides progressive advancement through theory and technique. Physiology, genetics, nutrition, botany, and ecology are a few of the topics examined at each level of sophistication. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and learning-by-doing. All classes include hands-on sessions in a practical environment. General animal science courses are required in addition to the specialty courses listed below.
If You Enjoy:
- ranching, farming, or medical industry, or
- making a difference in your community, or
- figuring out why people make the choices they do, or
- working outdoors & indoors, with people & with computers, in Nevada &
- around the world, all in the same job,
. . .then Agricultural Science may be the right major for you.