Agriculture Programs of Study

Southern Utah University’s roots are deeply embedded in the study of agriculture. Students in SUU’s agricultural sciences and industries program study the latest science behind farming and apply that education first hand on the university’s 800-acre farm and 2,800-acre mountain property. Between the strong reputation of the Southern Utah University program, the internship opportunities, and hands-on nature of the program, the agricultural sciences and industries degree has earned an excellent track record for job placement of graduates in the agriculture field.

Associate's Degree

Bachelor's Degree



Agriculture Studies at SUU

As a student in this bachelor’s degree program, you will take a common core of classes and then choose an area of emphasis in which you will take more specialized courses. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Plant Science
  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Business
  • Equine Science
  • Range Management and Natural Resources

Students also have the option to customize a general agricultural degree program to achieve specific career goals.

While lower division Agricultural Sciences classes may include between 30-40 students, upper-division courses in this degree program are much smaller and include only 10-15 students. This intimate learning environment gives instructors an opportunity to work closely with all students and help them fine-tune their career plans to meet their personal objectives.

Career and Salary Potential for Agricultural Sciences and Industries Graduates

A bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and Industries can open career options in many different directions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics gives information about a few of these positions.

Position Median average annual salary Anticipated growth  through 2028

Agricultural and food scientist


7 percent

Conservation scientist or forester


3 percent

Farmers or ranchers


-1 percent

Agricultural sales


2 percent

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SUU Helps to Meet Demand for Agriculture Educators

In response to the high demand for agriculture teachers, the Department of Agriculture and Nutrition at Southern Utah University has added a new agriculture education emphasis to its program for students looking to become agriculture educators at the high school level.

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