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Agriculture and Food Security, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #290 (BCR) Pullman, WA, United States
Students in this major are the protectors of the world’s plant-based food supply. The agriculture and food security major prepares students to manage plant pests and diseases from a holistic perspective. The bachelor degree in Agriculture and Food Security is offered by the Washington State University. 
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Overview

Students learn to understand the complexity of relationships within agricultural ecosystems, how external factors influence these systems, and how to effectively manage pests and diseases without incurring undue risks to human or environmental health.

Course offerings begin with a strong scientific base in biology and chemistry, and expand to focus on crop science, soil science, integrated pest management, and plant pathology.

The bachelor degree in Agriculture and Food Security is offered by the Washington State University. The major is an exciting blend of classroom instruction and field experience that is tailored to the eventual employment goals of the student. Graduates who can evaluate and diagnose pest and plant disease problems and recommend economically and ecologically sound ways to correct them are in great demand.

Graduates who can evaluate and diagnose pest and plant disease problems and recommend economically and ecologically sound ways to correct them are in great demand.

Career Development

Employment opportunities are available in a wide variety of settings. For instance:

  • Agrichemical Companies
  • State Agencies
  • Federal Agencies
  • International Agriculture
  • Environmental and Regulatory Agencies
  • Agrichemical Companies
  • Agricultural and Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Food Processing
  • Forest Products
  • Vegetable and Seed Companies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introductory Animal Science
  • Chemistry Related to Life Sciences
  • Cultivated Plants
  • Introduction to Agricultural and Food Systems
  • Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills
  • Ecology/Management of Weeds

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • English Proficiency
  • WSU International Admissions will review your application for admission using unofficial copies of transcripts from the secondary and post-secondary schools you have attended
  • When you send transcripts to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office at Washington State University, we will complete the credential/transcript evaluation for you. This is an important part of the admission process
  • As part of your application, you will need to provide verification of financial support for at least one year of tuition and expenses. This support may be provided through any combination of personal or sponsored funds

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5255 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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