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Agriculture: Concentration Agri-Science

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Why study Agri-Science

Agriculture is one of the most important areas you could choose because it addresses a basic human need—food and other natural resources. Our Agri-Science concentration has a comprehensive and flexible curriculum that encompasses many aspects of agriculture, including the study of animal, plant, soil and environmental systems and natural resource management. Our students can enter a variety of careers in agricultural business, government, extension, and nonprofit sectors, or go onto graduate schools, or work for themselves. Our graduates work in a wide variety of Agricultural related careers. These include but are not limited to:

Agri-Science students are interested in many aspects of agriculture and natural resource management including Animal Science, Plant and Crop Science, Soil Science, Pest Management, Beekeeping, Agricultural Education, Forestry and Conservation.

APSU Agriculture courses are delivered in small class settings with individual attention from faculty with experience and expertise in agriculture.  Students have opportunities for hands-on learning at the 440-acre University Farm and Environmental Education Center to study livestock, crops, forestry, wildlife and natural resources or in internships and cooperative education opportunities with businesses and governmental agencies.   

APSU Agriculture faculty who teach Agri-Science students have a wide variety of teaching and research expertise in such fields as: Animal Science, Plant and Crop Science, Soil Science, Pest Management, Beekeeping, Agricultural Education, Forestry and Natural Resource Management.

What will I learn?

Agri-science students take a wide variety of classes in areas such as animal science, plant science, soil science, biology, chemistry, agricultural economics and farm management. There are also internship and cooperative education course opportunities to work with agricultural organizations, agencies and agri-businesses. These courses introduce students to the broad array of agricultural-related subject areas which provide a comprehensive understanding that will be useful in future agriculture-related careers. Agri-Science students will have a strong broad-based understanding of agriculture, be able to apply basic scientific knowledge to solve problems involving production of food and fiber, and have technical skills in Animal Science and/or Plant Science and/or Soil Science.


What Will I Learn


Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

Agri-Science Sample 4 Year Plan

General Education Core

Donald Sudbrink

Professor, Chair of Department of Agriculture

In addition to leading the APSU Department of Agriculture and teaching classes on grounds at the University's Clarksville campus, Dr. Sudbrink also helps manage the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center.

This 440-acre property boasts a large demonstration area showing the production of cattle and farm commodities, an observatory and other opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

"We have other departments and programs like Biology, the Center of Excellence for Biology, Astronomy and Physics, Military Science and even some Art students," Sudbrink said. "There are many opportunities at the farm for our students in Agriculture and other Austin Peay students as well."