Through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, you’ll find the career possibilities are endless. Check out our nearly 40 undergraduate majors and options and see where you fit.
Learn skills in economics, finance, marketing, and management that apply to non-agricultural firms and more traditional agribusiness companies.
Careers: Financial Analyst, Business Manager, Sales Manager
Agriculture Economics has the following four options:
- Finance and Real Estate
Teaches how loans are made plus how land is valued and sold.
Careers: Investment and Asset Manager, Banker, Corporate Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Appraiser, Actuary Risk Analyst, Loan Officer
- Food Marketing Systems
Get an in-depth look at how food is priced, traded, and sold at home and abroad.
Careers: Domestic and International Food Marketer, Food Management Representative, Grain Trader, Manufacturing Services Agent
- Policy and Economic Analysis
This option focuses on U.S. governmental policies, the economy, research, and law.
Careers: Environmental Protection Compliance Officer, Purchasing Agent, Policy Analyst or Advisor, FBI Agent
- Rural Entrepreneurship
Learn the steps to creating and operating an innovative business.
Careers: Small Business Operator, Insurance or Real Estate Agent, Banker, Sales Executive
Agricultural Leadership and Development (ALED)
Study leadership, communication, business, and the applied sciences of agriculture; develop the technical, conceptual, and human relations skills sought by employers.
Careers: Community Service (non-profit) Agent, Sales Executive, Banker, Extension Specialist, State and Federal Agent, Consumer Service Representative, Leadership Consultant |
Agricultural Communications and Journalism (AGCJ)
Learn real-life skills in communications and journalism to prepare for careers in all types of media.
Careers: Reporter, Advertising Copy Writer, News Anchor, Editor
Agricultural Science (AGSC)
In the classroom and through student teaching, graduates are prepared to fill the great need for agricultural science teachers across the state.
Careers: Agricultural Science Teacher, Extension Agent, Teacher
University Studies (USAL-LED)
Offers the flexibility to combine several areas of interest into a customized degree plan. Students seeking the Leadership Studies area, for example, learn theories and models of the leadership process, and study multiple leadership theories.
Careers: Lawyer, Social Worker, Politician, Public Service Officer
Animal Science (ANSC)
Two options are available. One focuses on science, which is ideal for the person considering graduate study or a professional school; and the other focuses on production/industry, which prepares them for careers in animal agribusiness.
Careers: Veterinarian, Animal Nutritionist, Meat Inspector, Livestock Researcher, Ranch Manager
Dairy Science (DASC)
This degree offers a direct path to a wide variety of careers, such as dairy herd management, veterinary medicine, animal nutrition, livestock breeding, and genetics.
Careers: Veterinarian, Dairy Herd Manager, Animal Nutritionist
Study life from a molecular perspective and participate in exciting scientific breakthroughs.
Careers: Health Sciences Professional, Researcher, Lab Technician
Study molecules, cells, organisms, and populations from theoretical and experimental approaches.
Careers: Health Sciences Professional, Genetic Counselor, Researcher, Lab Technician
Agricultural Systems Management (AGSM)
Learn to work with high tech systems and how to make these systems profitable.
Careers: Plant Manager, Technical Systems Marketer, Project Manager
Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
Focus on how to use emerging technology to develop innovative machines, maintain a healthy food supply, and improve the environment.
Careers: Food Process Engineer, Machine Systems Designer, Bioenergy Analyst
Ecological Restoration (ECOR)
Study ways to help improve the earth and quality of life for its inhabitants through a curriculum that teaches how to assess and solve real-world environmental problems.
Careers: Environmental Consultant, Government Agency Analyst, Energy Consultant
Learn scientific management techniques for forest resources.
Careers: Forestry Consulting, Extension Specialist, Tree Management Analyst, Educator
Rangeland Ecology & Management (RLEM)
Focus on the production of high-quality, abundant water; habitat management; and the sustainable use of rangelands and also get to choose from two specialization options.
Careers: Land Management Consultant, Natural Resource Planner, Real Estate Consultant
Renewable Natural Resources (RENR)
Prepare for careers in public and private organizations that deal with the use of natural resources.
Careers: Resource Inventory Analyst, Natural Resource Planner, Land Remediation Technician
Spatial Sciences (SPSA)
Learn cutting-edge technology to help environmental and natural resource managers map geographic features and changes for environmental decision-making.
Careers: Urban Planner, Ecosystem Manager, Homeland Security Analyst | More about Using Spatial Sciences
Entomology (ENTO) Learn to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Explore entomology as a basic and applied science, and prepare for various employment opportunities or graduate and professional schools.
Careers: Agrochemical Industry Manager, Public Health Official, Pest Management Specialist, Regulatory Entomologist, Scientific Researcher
Forensic & Investigative Sciences (FIVS)
Apply life science to all types of crime scene investigations, we look at evidence from molecular, organism, environmental, and ecological perspectives.
Careers: Homeland Security Officer, Forensic Investigator, Lawyer, Lab Technician, Forensic Researcher
Learn to develop, grow, store and market fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops and improve human habitats through floral design and landscape management. Two degree paths are available: a B.A., which focuses on floral design, event planning, horticulture marketing and communications; and the B.S., which specializes in trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and fruit and vegetable crops.
Careers (B.A.): Floral Designer, Event Planner, Garden Writer, Horticultural Sales
Careers (B.S.): Vineyard Manager, Research Scientist, Landscape Supervisor, Extension Specialist, “Green Industry” Consultant, Greenhouse Supervisor, Cut Flower Buyer, Plant Breeder
Food Science & Technology
Learn the essentials for making safe, convenient, tasty, and wholesome foods with a science or business perspective that has global implications
Careers: Food Product Developer, Quality Assurance Manager, Food Chemist, Food Marketer
Nutritional Sciences (NUSC)
At the molecular, individual, and community levels, learn to look at nutrients the body needs and the effect of food choices on health.
Careers: Health Professional, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Community Outreach Specialist
Bioenvironmental Sciences (BESC)
Gain an understanding of the environment at global, regional, and local scales in the context of appropriate regulations. Learn to apply state-of-the-art approaches and technologies to remediate environmental problems.
Careers: Environmental Consultant, Regulatory Compliance Officer, Environmental Biotechnologist | Download Fact Sheet
Environmental Studies (ENST)
Combine economics, political issues, and environmental principles with the sciences to provide a broad foundation for environmental career options.
Careers: Natural Resource Policy Analyst, Environmental Health Specialist, Municipal Waste Manager
Poultry Science (POSC)
Two emphasis areas are available: Industry or Technical. Jobs are readily available in this popular field.
Careers: Researcher, Educator, Equipment Marketer, Disease Management Specialist, Animal Nutritionist
Community Development (CDEV)
Look closely at the complexities of balancing development and conservation, and prepare to address social and economic issues in metropolitan centers, urban fringe areas, and rural settings.
Careers: State and Local Government Administrator, Regional Planner, Community Program Coordinator, International Community Development Specialist
Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences (RPTS)
Learn how to create healthy, attractive communities with parks, tourism attractions, green spaces, and opportunities for family recreation.
Careers: Community Recreation Planner, Resort or Hotel Manager, Youth Leader, State or National Park Manager
Agronomy (including Plant & Environmental Soil Sciences*) (AGRO)
Make the world a better place to live by maintaining high-quality green spaces. Deal with ecology, global climate change, carbon in soils, and water quality and conservation. There are three career paths (options) in Agronomy: Turfgrass, Soil and Crop Management, and Agro Industry.
Careers: Golf Course or Sports Field Manager, Biofuel Agronomics Manager, Crops: Production-Manager, Researcher, Soil and Water Conservationist, Environmental and Sustainable Development Specialist
Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences (WFSC)
Gain valuable research experience with world-renowned faculty while applying science and ecological principles in order to solve today’s environmental problems. The future of our wildlife and the earth’s fisheries depend on creative people with innovative and futuristic ideas—and the science and knowledge to bring vision into reality.
Careers: Wildlife Manager, Conservation Scientist, Fisheries Biologist, Ecologist, Environmental Consultant, Teaching, Federal/State/Local Natural Resource Agent