Introduction to the Agricultural Science Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Program

The Agricultural Science program provides the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree. Students finishing the program will be prepared to enter the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University agricultural program in Agriculture Science.

Students should consult with an advisor at the College or university they plan to attend for the specific courses recommended by that institution. We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State College Biological Sciences Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

Beyond Graduation . . .

The Agricultural Science program provides the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree. Students finishing the program will be prepared to enter the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University agricultural program in Agriculture Science.

Occupations

Animal Scientist

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

 

Food Scientist and Technologist

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.

Soil and Plant Scientist

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

Agricultural Sciences Teacher, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.



All Florida Counties
Occupation
Agricultural Engineers
2015 Cur. Openings
169
2023 Prj. Openings
172
Est. Annual Openings
4.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$42,986.61
Occupation
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
298
2023 Prj. Openings
303
Est. Annual Openings
11.3
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$34,602.03


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