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Agricultural Science

Agriculture is the United States' largest industry - twenty percent of the work force is employed in the production, marketing, transporting, processing, and distribution of agricultural products. The study of Agricultural Science combines the study of crop, soil, and animal science, with a broad curriculum including the physical, biological, social science, and technical aspects of agriculture.

Agricultural Science students entering their junior year at WIU can participate in an internship in their chosen area of technical competency. The goal of the internship is to provide professional agricultural experiences in the operation and management of agricultural businesses or public or private agencies.

Possible Careers

  • Soil Science
  • Animal Science
  • Athletic Field Manager
  • Crop Science
  • Garden Center Manager
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Grounds Supervisor
  • Horticultural Sales
  • Landscape Maintenance Professional
  • Nursery Production
  • Pollination Scientist
  • Professional Horticulturist
  • Professional Landscape Designer
  • Propagation Specialist
  • Sod Grower
  • Turf Management
Why Choose Agriculture Science at WIU?

Our faculty have extensive work experience, ranging from local farm management to international agricultural trade negotiations.

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: No
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors


School of Agriculture
Knoblauch Hall 145
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1080
Fax: (309) 298-2280

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