Agricultural Production Systems
The Agricultural Production Systems Bachelor of Science degree program is a comprehensive curriculum that prepares graduates for multiple career pathways in agriculture. This degree is beneficial for transfer students having taken courses at 2-year institutions or having completed an Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS) in agriculture-related areas of study. For transfer students having completed an AAS, 60 hours of their 2-year degree will transfer into this degree program allowing the student to enter at the junior level with anticipated graduation in two years. This degree will also appeal to incoming freshmen desiring to tailor an agricultural degree program concentration.
Key Program Features
Hands-on educational opportunities support classroom learning and build on existing knowledge and experience
Ability to specialize in various areas of interest or utilize existing education and training in agriculture to complete an undergraduate degree
Develop skills and agricultural knowledge and experience to encourage continued career growth and development
- This program creates a seamless transition for students from multiple associate degree programs delivered by community colleges across the state and out-of-state to the University of Mount Olive. This degree ensures that students possess the necessary liberal arts knowledge and skills as well as a working knowledge of agricultural production systems to ensure they are adequately prepared for careers in the agricultural industry.
- It allows an incoming freshman to easily pursue a minor in another field of study or within the agricultural degrees offered. It allows the student to work closely with their advisor to tailor a degree specifically to meet their educational goals and interests while adequately preparing them for a future career in the agricultural field
One hundred percent of current graduates of this degree have been employed in the agricultural industry. Many graduates were able to find employment as a result of the internships in which they were enrolled as a component of this degree program. Internships have proven to be an important requirement of the program and one that has benefited the majority of students. A key component of internships is that faculty work diligently to find the correct match for the students’ employment interests.
This major can and may build upon the existing associate degree focus, or it may be used to broaden the foundation knowledge of agriculture. Thus, the foundational knowledge broadens the career pathways for the graduate’s choice.