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Field of Study: Agriculture, General


General agriculture programs teach people the principles and practices of farming, ranching, and other agricultural occupations.



General agriculture programs include topics such as:

  • Animal husbandry and plant cultivation
  • Soil conservation
  • Land use and conservation
  • Agricultural business including accounting and finance

In general agriculture programs, students may be able to specialize in:

  • International agriculture
  • Agricultural operations

Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in general agriculture. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Some universities offer graduate degrees in general agriculture. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.