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.