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Agricultural and Environmental Education

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

Do you want to help people understand their part in creating a sustainable environment? Agricultural and environmental education will empower you to lead and educate others. Students in this major gain a foundation in agricultural and environmental sciences, educational theory and practice. They also develop skills in teaching, communications and outreach.

Major Requirements

You will begin your course of study with a series of fundamental courses in science, mathematics and perspectives on agriculture and the environment. The broad-based major includes a sampling of courses in animal science, plant and soil science, environmental horticulture, agricultural and environmental engineering, economics and the environmental sciences. At the upper-division level, you will select an area of specialization. In addition, required courses in education prepare you for working with people of all ages.

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    Degree Outcomes


    • Academic advisor/counselor
    • Agriculture curriculum writer
    • Agricultural extension educator
    • Community organizer/advocate
    • Environmental science educator
    • High school agricultural education teacher
    • Museum educator/docent/outdoor education specialist
    • Writer/journalist
    • Youth development educator
    • Agricultural sales and/or marketing

    Graduate Study

    • Education
    • Agricultural science
    • Law
    • Environmental science
    • Business

    Alumni Employers

    • EPCOT Center
    • Zoological Society of San Diego
    • K-12 school districts
    • Community colleges
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