American agriculture provides a third of the world’s food supply and will be called upon to significantly increase production by mid-century for an ever-hungrier world. As a student in Wilmington College’s largest major, you will become prepared to help meet that daunting challenge through a blending of academic theory and hands-on practical experience.
Our students do things! We emphasize the understanding of concepts through their application outside the classroom as the most effective way of learning. Our hands-on learning opportunities can take you from labs in our new Center for the Sciences & Agriculture to our greenhouses and 267-acre, crop and animal production farm. You’ll also have opportunities to learn how to lobby Congress on agricultural and rural life issues in Washington, D.C. and organize a judging competition that regularly attracts 1,000-plus high school students. You may even get the opportunity to study sustainable farming methods in tropical Costa Rica.
Internships help to further immerse you in your chosen concentration in agriculture and provide you with real world experience. Our faculty members offer a diverse background of education and experience, and, as mentors, they will help you develop a network of industry contacts useful in finding internships and jobs. More than 90% of our students are offered careers in agriculture by the time they graduate or shortly thereafter.
Prepares students for planning, marketing and management within the agricultural industry. Students enter careers in areas such as agricultural credit, farm business management, agricultural supply firm management and commodity marketing.
The Agricultural Communication concentration prepares students for positions with agricultural firms and businesses focusing on marketing, public relations, writing and journalism. Students also prepare to work in media production.
Agriculture Education is a dual major within the departments of Agriculture and Education.
Prepares students for agricultural professions in the areas of soil science, crop science, soil and water conservation, agricultural biochemistry and basic research.
Prepares students for career opportunities as head managers, field representatives, managers of livestock enterprises, livestock buyers or related meat industry positions.
For transfer students
The Plant, Environmental, and Soil Science concentration is designed for transfer students from Clark State Community College, Agricultural Technical Institute – The Ohio State University, and Southern State Community Colleges who have completed an Associate of Applied Science or a two-year technical degree in an area related to Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, or Environmental Studies with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0