UGA Specific Information for Agriscience and Environmental Systems

The agriscience and environmental systems major prepares students for successful careers in agricultural production, food systems management and environmental systems. Students will learn the biology of plants and animals, new technologies that can be applied to plant and animal production systems, the fundamentals of water quality and resource management, the application of technologies to add value to agricultural commodities, and the fundamentals of business management and marketing. Students in agriscience and environmental systems will learn from University of Georgia scientists who are actively engaged in research related to this major. Students will learn through practical application and experience in course laboratories, in research facilities, and in actual agribusiness settings. 

Employers Hiring UGA Agriscience and Environmental Systems for the Class of 2016*

Dow AgroSciences | The University of Georgia

Job Titles of UGA Agriscience and Environmental Systems Majors for the Class of 2016*

Coastal Crop Protection | Research Professional II

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Agriscience and Environmental Systems Majors for the Class of 2016*

Georgia State University | The University of Georgia

UGA Agriscience and Environmental Systems Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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Occupational Outlook for Agriscience Careers;

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of job descriptions, training, and the outlook for jobs in America. The following occupations all relate to agriscience and natural resources

  • Engineering and Natural Sciences Managers: A higher degree (such as a Masters or Ph.D.) is often required for many managerial positions. Work can include quality control, developing or testing various products for use in agriculture science. Strong management and organizational skills are a must. Employment is expected to grow at an average rate.
  • Agricultural Workers: Ag workers often find themselves working as farmhands, laborers, equipment operators, gardeners, and breeders in rural areas. Work is often strenuous and is performed outdoors. In some places work is seasonal. Many skills can be taught on the job; however, advancement or supervisory roles will require additional education. Job prospects are plentiful due to high turnover rates. However, industry employment overall is expected to decline.
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers: Farmers and ranchers often own or operate their own farms or are hired to operate a consolidation of farming establishments. The size (small family farm or large ranch operation) and type of farm (dairy, wheat, corn) frequently determines the type of work that will be done. Although training used to be on the job, it is becoming more important than ever for farmers and ranchers to have a degree if they want to make a living. Job opportunities should be favorable, despite a moderate decline in employment due to fewer small farmers being able to make a living. Agricultural manager positions are expected to grow slightly, as large farm operations are operated as a business
  • Science Technicians: This field of work can include agricultural and food science technicians, who research, develop, and test food and other ag products. Work can include finding friendly herbicides or more pest resistant crops. Environmental science and protection technicians will work to preserve the environment, possibly in conjunction with agricultural practices. Overall employment of science technicians is expected to grow at an average rate, while job growth depends up on specialty and training/education of applicants.

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