UGA Specific Information for Agriscience and Environmental Systems

Agriscience and Environmental Systems students learn to apply knowledge of basic sciences to solve agricultural problems. In addition to learning the fundamentals of agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, resource management, soil science, and business management and marketing, students also learn about new technologies that can be applied to plant and animal production systems such as biotechnology, geographic information systems, and precision agriculture.

The major offers three areas of emphasis: Plant Breeding and Genetics, Precision Agriculture, and Sustainable Agriculture. The major is offered on the Athens Campus and the Tifton Campus.

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Agriscience and Environmental Systems*

** Includes Self-Employed

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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.

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


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  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 

  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 


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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Agriscience and Environmental Systems majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
AGCO Corporation Precision Farming Specialist
Corteva Agriscience Associate Territory Manager
University of Georgia Extension Agent I
* denotes no responses received.

*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 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.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Agriscience and Environmental Systems majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Texas A&M University Plant Breeding, MS
University of Georgia Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Crop and Soil Sciences, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Crop and Soil Sciences, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Crop and Soil Sciences, MS
University of Georgia Horticulture, PhD
University of Georgia Animal and Dairy Science, Degree Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.