Educating Students in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Want to make a fundamental contribution to society? Fascinated by issues related to global food systems, plant and animal production, the environment, or human health?
°®°®Ö±²¥â€™s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is the place for you.Ìý
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at °®°®Ö±²¥ educates and inspires undergraduate students across 17 eye-opening majors and 45 concentrations. Want to continue your education as a graduate? Choose from 10 majors and 30 concentrations to lay your foundations for an exciting, rewarding career.
Plus, job opportunities are plentiful. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of agricultural and food scientists is projected to grow five percent in the next 10 years. In fact, employers have 57,900 job openings in agriculture and related fields each year but just 35,400 students graduate annually with a bachelorâ€™s degree or higher in agriculture. Our majors have over a 90 percent placement rate for graduates with several majors at 100 percent placement rate.Ìý
Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have opportunities to work alongside scientists in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station on cutting-edge research to further our mission of feeding and clothing the world.Ìý
And, working farms are all close to campus. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences includes 560 acres of working farmland, 10 greenhouses, 1,650 acres of pastureland, aquaculture ponds, an award-winning dairy and so much more. Hands-on experience in our working landscapes prepare students for rewarding careers in agriculture and the life sciences. Not only do we have the outdoor space to advance student learning, we also have over 15 buildings on campus equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories as well as unique areas for classroom instruction including the University Florist, Custer Dairy Processing Plant, MAFES Sales Store, and the Child Development and Family Studies Center.
The °®°®Ö±²¥ College of Agriculture and Life Sciencesâ€™ multiple departments educate across diverse learning areas. Each member of our passionate faculty is dedicated to helping you unlock your potential and be your best â€” driving you to the right results for a successful future.Ìý
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