Agriculture Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Agriculture Degree

The agriculture program at West Virginia University prepares students to enter the farming, ranching, and agricultural business by combining research and hand-on training. Utilizing a combination of tools and knowledge, the program is designed to enhance and sustain human life by cultivating animals, plants, and other forms of food for basic consumption or for the creation of biofuels and drugs. Program courses include: basic animal care and husbandry, soil science and conservation, and plant care and cultivation. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer agriculture degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Agriculture Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. West Virginia University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

Master's Degree7
Doctorate Degree4

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)


Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Agriculture program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Animal Scientists


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

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, animal scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.3% from 2014 to 2024

Food Scientists and Technologists


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.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, food scientists and technologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.5% from 2014 to 2024

Soil and Plant Scientists


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.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, soil and plant scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.7% from 2014 to 2024

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, 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.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Agriculture Programs in West Virginia

Agriculture programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Keyser, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program


  • Agriculture (A)

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