I like that it's diversified and I can take classes that interest me. It's also easier to get a minor in whatever I want without having to invest additional time in college.
- Applied Science StudentCentral City, Nebraska
Applied Science - A Degree Like No Other. Because You Build it Yourself.
The freedom and flexibility to choose nearly HALF your courses!
Who knows what the world will look like in five, ten, or twenty years? Your degree in Applied Science gives you a high degree of flexibility to adapt to change and position yourself for success.
It might be the next great advancement opportunity. A new technology or innovation. Changes in the family farming operation or new environmental challenges. Or simply a desire to change course in your career path.
You'll be prepared. Because your Applied Science degree is all about leveraging your individual interests and talents - and applying them to your career. That ensures that your college education had done what you want it to do - and puts you in charge or your future opportunities like never before.
Applied Science is one of the most flexible majors on campus - you'll choose nearly 50% of the courses you'll take to graduate from a broad range of courses across the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. You can tailor the degree to your career goals, and easily incorporate a minor without taking extra time to graduate.
After completing the core and required courses, students select two or three courses in each of four elective areas:
Food Genetics, Biotechnology, and Processing electives provide you with the opportunity to look behind the scenes at the microbiological systems involved in food safety and learn more about plant and animal breeding practices. Read more »
Entrepreneurship, Economics and Policy electives will expose you to a broad array of courses presenting the business and policy issues faced by professionals in agriculture and natural resources. Read more »