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Agricultural Science B.S.  

Major  Minor  
120 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1
 

God entrusted humans to be the stewards of His earth, caring for the land, water and living creatures He created. A career in agriculture is the perfect way for you to live that mission by supporting our food system through production agriculture, natural resource conservation or as part of a government agency focused on agriculture in the United States or globally. Earn your degree in agriculture from Concordia University, Nebraska and serve a higher purpose!

At Concordia Nebraska, we believe in promoting the well-being of God’s creation through a Christ-centered education with our bachelor’s degree in agriculture. Here, you will have the opportunity to prepare for a career in production agriculture or advanced study in an agricultural graduate or professional school. Through Concordia’s ag degree, you will study a broad selection of agriculture courses that look at food production from start to finish so you are ready for a career in agriculture or natural resource-related sales, ag finance, or work in an extension office, government agency, land use organization or in production agriculture as a farmer or rancher.

Concordia Nebraska’s hands-on agriculture degree includes agriculture internships with local farmers, ranchers, land owners and agribusiness companies. Students are able to gain real-world experience in the agricultural field while taking classes from experts who have worked in agriculture and agribusiness. 

If you want to study agriculture at a small town, Christian Lutheran university, where you can be a part of a close-knit community with deep agricultural roots, then Concordia Nebraska is the college for you.

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Agribusiness

Learn the fundamentals of agricultural economics and finance to prepare you for service in the ag industry.

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Animal Science

Explore the disciplines of animal production, including breeding and genetics, meat science, nutrition and reproductive physiology.

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Food Science

Work closely with food producers on best practices for safe crop and animal production to provide food products.

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Plant Science

Discover the fundamentals of field and forage crop production, including utilization, yield potential, soil fertility relationships and pest management.

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15:1
Student-to-faculty ratio

100%
Faculty with terminal degree

Concordia's ag science program is a unique opportunity that allows students to participate in hands on learning experiences, while building relationships and connections within the Seward and ag community.
Madi Baker
Stromsburg, Nebraska

Concordia Nebraska Ag Industry Partners

Concordia is blessed with partners who are joining us to build together the future ag industry.

Core Concepts

Concordia University, Nebraska’s agriculture program equips students with a well-rounded and balanced educational program that will challenge you to become an effective communicator, critical thinker and ethical decision-maker. Concordia’s Christ-centered, excellent academics will prepare you to be a leader in the agriculture field through dynamic, real-world learning experiences so you can inspire and serve others and fulfill your calling.

Concordia NebraskaAgricultural Science: Learning Objectives

Students in the agricultural science program at Concordia University, Nebraska will demonstrate an ability to solve problems typical of those that arise in the agricultural industry.

Students will be able to communicate agriculture concepts and issues clearly in a variety of appropriate ways.

Students will demonstrate production and management skills and abilities necessary to successfully farm or ranch and/or provide agricultural services in a professional setting.

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Concordia NebraskaAgricultural Science: Program Goals

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Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical competency in agricultural science, as well as emerging technologies in the agricultural field and their applications.

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Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills in applying basic scientific and agricultural principles in formulating, analyzing and solving problems.

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Students will develop knowledge of the relationships of individuals, groups and governments around the world and their implications in the global food and agricultural community.

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Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethical practices in agriculture, both locally, globally and as it pertains to the agriculture industry in general.

Concordia Nebraska Agricultural Science: Career Outcomes

Farmer/Rancher

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural production managers are in charge of producing crops, livestock and other agricultural goods. Typically, as a farmer, you would be in charge of managing and executing all the stages of crop production, from preparing a field to planting, fertilizing and harvesting your crop. A rancher raises and sells livestock. In addition to producing crops or livestock, as an agricultural production manager, you would evaluate market conditions, protect your product against disease and purchase and sell your product. You would also likely need to maintain your facilities and equipment, such as pivots, barns, tractors or fences.

-1% Annual Growth Rate2
$35,440 Entry-Level Salary2
$67,950 Mid-Level Salary2
$136,940 Late-Level Salary2

Agricultural Marketer

Marketing professionals who work specifically for agriculture-related companies are known as agricultural marketers. Depending on your area of expertise, as an agricultural marketer, you may handle media relations, issue press releases or develop educational materials about an agricultural issue or product. You might also create product labels, work in public relations for an agricultural company or even work for a government agency, promoting farmand commodity interests in your state or region.

2% Annual Growth Rate2
$26,233 Entry-Level Salary2
$101,769 Mid-Level Salary2
$167,130 Late-Level Salary2

Agronomist

Agronomists are scientists that conduct research and experiments to improve the productivity and sustainability of food crops. As an agronomist, you might develop a new food product or discover new ways to increase ag crop yields. You might also use chemistry, biology and other ag-related sciences to analyze nutritional content of crops, research and improve soil treatments or advise crop developers and farmers about techniques to enhance production.

7% Annual Growth Rate2
$38,740 Entry-Level Salary2
$64,020 Mid-Level Salary2
$116,740 Late-Level Salary2

Concordia NebraskaAgricultural Science: Related Programs

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.