Agricultural Science

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Agricultural Science

Explore Agriculture

Academy experience connects students with modern agriculture through class lectures, discussions, hands-on activities, and an introduction to the broad selection of careers in the field.

Kirkwood faculty from the #1 agriculture program in America will prepare students for immediate employment or advanced degree programs in the field. Class tours and internships create side-by-side work with leaders in the industry.

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Course offerings may vary. Contact the nearest Kirkwood location or your high school for local options.

AGS-113 | Survey of the Animal Industry | 3 credits

Breeds, basic management and marketing of farm animals. Composition, evaluation and marketing of animal products. Includes live animal demonstrations with cattle for meat and milk, horses, poultry, sheep and swine.


AGA-114 | Principles of Agronomy | 3 credits

Presents instruction in crop plant classification, use and identification. Also covers cropping systems, tillage methods, planting and harvesting methods, and crop growth patterns. A balance of theoretical and practical crop science.


AGB-133 | Introduction to Ag Business | 3 credits

Focuses on entrepreneurship in agribusiness. Includes the study of marketing, budgeting, financial statements, purchasing, business structure, customer relations and inventory control.


ECN-120 | Principles of Macroeconmics | 3 credits

Introduces principles of the economizing problem with emphasis on national income and employment analysis. Includes national income accounting, the business cycle, money and banking, fiscal and monetary theory, policy, and economic growth. Recommended for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree.


HUM-105 | Working in America | 3 credits

Introduces students to the humanities through an interdisciplinary study of work. By examining works of art, literature, music, philosophy, religion, history and anthropology, this course explores human labor in the past, present and future in an attempt to understand how work shapes human nature and culture. Focus will be on the meanings and values of students' work experiences.

Agriculture fields include specialty areas like floriculture, small animal services, nursery gardening, feed and seed business, fertilizer/chemical business and equine management.

Average Salaries

Animal Scientist

Health and Food Inspector

Environmental Engineer

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Kirkwood boasts the #1 agriculture program in the country. Transfer opportunities through Kirkwood's Agricultural Sciences department include degrees in ag-related business, parks and natural resources, landscape design, veterinary assisting, and more!

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found at All About Transferring.