Agriculture isn't just about farming anymore

FAST FACT: A spring 2007 survey showed 74% of students enrolled in the College of Agriculture come from a non-farm background.

The AU College of Agriculture offers a diverse selection of majors that can lead to a wide range of interesting careers.

College of Agriculture offers 18 different majors and minors that prepare students not only to help sustain the high level of food and fiber that people rely on for their most basic needs, but also to address such issues as natural resources conservation, environmental protection, local and global economic development, and, ultimately, improvements in the health, quality of life, and well-being of humankind and the planet.

Some General Facts About AU's College of AG

  • The College of Agriculture is the only recipient of the AU Student Government Association’s Outstanding Faculty Advisement award.

  • College of Agriculture students come from every state in the nation and more than 70 foreign countries.

  • AU’s College of Agriculture has the third largest scholarship program, both in number of awards and monetary value, on the Auburn campus. In fact, more than half of students majoring in Poultry Science are on scholarship.
AU Professor participates in Alt. Fuel Research

Dr. David Bransby has participated with Wayne Keith in utilizing biomass for fuel. Here's a recent news report about this.

Fast Fact: The College’s Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures is recognized as number one in the world.

Auburn’s Biosystems Engineering program has experienced a 47% growth in female students over the last five years—a trend occurring throughout the College of Agriculture.

Swimming and Diving Aren't the Only Ones with Hardware

The Soils Judging Team from the Department of Agronomy and Soils, has won FIVE national championships.

Career Opportunities Abound

  • The Department of Horticulture has placed every one of its graduates in a job for more than 20 years.

  • Not only does the College of Agriculture provide a great number of career paths, but it is a viable route to graduate and professional school.

  • For the 2008 AU College of Veterinary Medicine freshman class, 26 of the 47 seats
    were filled with students from the Department of Animal Sciences.
You can find out lots more by visiting the College of Agriculture's website:

Majors in the College of Agriculture:

Agriculture Business and Economics

Agricultural Communications

Agronomy and Soils

  • Business Track
  • Production Track
  • Science Track
  • Turfgrass Management Track

Animal Sciences

  • Equine Science Option
  • Environmental Science-Soils Track*

Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture Emphasis
  • Aquatic Resources Management Emphasis
  • Fisheries Management Emphasis
  • Pre-Professional Emphasis


  • Fruit and Vegetable Production Emphasis
  • Landscape Horticulture Emphasis
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Emphasis
  • Pre-Landscape Architecture Emphasis

Poultry Science

  • Production Option
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option
  • Processing and Products Option

Minors in the College of Agriculture:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Agronomy and Soils
  • Animal Sciences
  • Entomology
  • Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
  • Natural Resources Economics and Environmental Policy
  • Plant Pathology
  • Poultry Science
  • Rural and Community Development

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