Food & Agriculture

Does helping to create sustainable food sources and natural resources sound interesting to you? Do you enjoy growing and caring for plants and animals and working with your hands? Careers in this community explore the connection between community and human development to our natural resources, including plant, crop, food and animal sciences, agronomy and natural resources management, fisheries, forestry, and water management, and more.

Career Pathways In This Community 
Since a major doesn’t always indicate a specific career path, it may be challenging to know all the possibilities and career options that exist in each field. By clicking on the career pathways below, you can start exploring some of the career options for each pathway. While these are not comprehensive lists, this resource can serve as a guide to provide students, advisors, and faculty with recommendations and keywords for further career exploration and research.


Majors & Minors

The bachelor of science in veterinary science degree allows students to enter into the biomedical science or animal health career …

The field of insect science encompasses the agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences related to insects and their interactions with humans. …

University of Nebraska–Lincoln students pursuing the bachelor of science degree in grassland systems will have the benefit of studying at …

The field of animal science encompasses the sciences related to animals and their contributions and interactions with humans. This program …

The Department of Biochemistry offers studies leading to either a bachelor of science (BS) or to a combined bachelors and …

The microbiology major is an interdepartmental major that offers educational opportunities in various areas of microbiology leading to a bachelor …

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