Agricultural Science

B.S. MajorMinor

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!

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.

Well-Rounded Stewards

Concordia Nebraska's agricultural science program offers a broad, general approach to curriculum. You will learn main agriculture concepts—animal science, plant science, food science and agribusiness—through a Christ-centered, Lutheran perspective that will equip you to be a responsible steward of God’s creation.

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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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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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Food Science

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

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Agricultural Science Sample Academic Outcomes

 

Careers

  • Farmer
  • Rancher
  • Agricultural Marketer
  • Agronomist
  • Seed Sales

Graduate Schools

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Florida
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Southern Arkansas University

Agricultural Science Faculty

A Day's Work

Concordia Nebraska’s hands-on agriculture degree includes 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.

On the Prairie
On the Prairie

Concordia has a dedicated area of prairie for training and research in ecology and other biological sciences, giving you the opportunity to study native plants, animals, and insects in their natural environment.

Join the Club
Join the Club

Concordia’s Ag Club is your opportunity to learn more about production agriculture in a relaxed setting with other students who are passionate about ag. Go on field trips, visit livestock sales, attend ag career seminars and much more!

Field Experience
Field Experience

Nearly three quarters of your agriculture classes will include field experiences working with ag professionals on site. The ag major includes ag science classes and supporting courses like biology, economics, accounting and communication classes, all of which have opportunities for real-world work and learning.

Related Majors

Agricultural Science Sample Course Schedule

Semester 1

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    AG 101 Food Animal and Crop Production & Economics I
    4
    This course is in development.
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    Bio 110 Principles of Biology
    4
    Lecture 3, Lab. 2. A study of general biology: Science as a way of knowing — Scientific methodology and practice, literacy in biological literature and research, study of cells, cell organelles, molecular biology, genetics, systematics, structure and function of plants and animals, reproduction, growth and development, population biology, evolution as a paradigm and ecology.
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    Econ 102 Principles of Microeconomics*
    3
    Examination of the behavior of microeconomic units such as consumers, firms and industries. Includes analysis of the problems of monopoly, urbanization, income inequality and poverty. International economics and the world economy are discussed.
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    GEN ED Gen Ed Courses
    5

Semester 2

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    AG 102 Food Animal and Crop Production & Economics II
    4
    This course is in development.
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    Chem 109 Introductory Chemistry
    3
    Lecture 2, Lab. 2. An introduction to the concepts of inorganic chemistry, the common elements, and their compounds. Selected topics in organic chemistry, polymer science, biochemistry, food chemistry, and fuels chemistry. May serve as a prerequisite for Chem 115.
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    Bio 141 General Botany
    3
    Lecture 2, Lab. 2. Basic concepts of plant life through a study of the structure, functional form, reproduction and ecology of select plant groups from the plant kingdom.
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    GEN ED Gen Ed Courses
    6

Semester 3

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    AG 221 Crop Production
    4
    This course is in development.
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    AG 225 Nature and Properties of Soils
    4
    This course is in development.
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    Bus 121 Financial Accounting
    3
    An introduction to the theory, language, and practice of accounting. Major components of the primary financial statements are examined. Emphasis on the uses of financial information.
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    GEN ED Gen Ed Courses
    5

Semester 4

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    AG 241 Animal Science and Production
    4
    This course is in development.
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    AG 261 Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics and Marketing
    3
    This course is in development.
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    Bus 281 Business Communication
    3
    The intense study of business writing and speaking using audience analysis. Implications for organizational communication and structure are considered. Major assignments include writing letters and reports for targeted audiences, analysis of organizational rhetoric as related to those products, self-presentation and audience analysis in interview situations, and editing skills.
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    GEN ED Gen Ed Courses
    6

Semester 5

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    AG 301 Rangeland & Forage Crop Management
    4
    This course is in development.
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    AG 381 Food Products & Processing: Econ, Policy, and Safety
    3
    This course is in development.
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    GEN ED/MINOR Gen Ed/Minor Courses
    9

Semester 6

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    AG 321 Animal Management
    4
    This course is in development.
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    Bio 207 Human Genetics: Applications and Issues
    3
    A study of the basic principles of human genetics, their applications in society, and the issues that arise from these applications.
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    Phys 110 Principles of Physics
    4
    Lecture 3, Lab. 2. A study of general physics through experiments, lectures and discussion. Science as a way of knowing — Scientific methodology and practice; mechanics of particles and of waves; momentum, energy and conservation laws; thermodynamics; electricity and magnetism; light; relativity and quantum mechanics.
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    GEN ED/MINOR Gen Ed/Minor Courses
    5

Semester 7

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    AG 490 Internship
    2
    This course is in development.
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    Geog 385 Introduction to GPS
    3
    Course provides students with an introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will learn the history of GPS, how the system operates, and how it can be used in a variety of disciplines and professions. Students conduct a variety of exercises and research projects utilizing GPS functionality and integrating it with GIS and other Internet-based mapping programs such as Google Earth.
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    GEN ED/MINOR Gen Ed/Minor Courses
    12

Semester 8

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    AG 480 Food Animal & Crop Production and Econ Capstone
    3
    This course is in development.
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    Bio 377 Conservation Biology
    3
    An introduction to the principles and practices of conservation biology. Conservation biology is the discipline in science dealing with the preservation of biodiversity. The preservation of biodiversity requires input from biology, economics, sociology, political science, sociology, and philosophy.
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    GEN ED/MINOR Gen Ed/Minor Courses
    10