A program that focuses on the general principles and practice of agricultural research and production and that may prepare individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical agricultural problems. Includes instruction in basic animal, plant, and soil science; animal husbandry and plant cultivation; soil conservation; and agricultural operations such as farming, ranching, and agricultural business.
Of the 1,987 Agriculture, General degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, 46% percent of whom are men and the other 54% percent are women. Did you know that Illinois has more students graduating with a degree in Agriculture, General than any other state in the US? In fact, Illinois granted 285 degrees last year! The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Agriculture, General is $40,800.
Cornell University, The University of Tennessee-Martin and Illinois State University are three schools well-known for Agriculture, General programs. In fact, there are 77 students at Cornell University pursuing a Bachelors degree in Agriculture, General. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
The highest paying jobs for Agriculture, General majors include Economists, Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary and Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary. But, another thing to consider is how many job openings there currently is. Careers that are in high need that a degree in Agriculture, General can prepare you for are First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers, First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers and Graphic Designers.