Applied ScienceCollege of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

What you will learn

The Applied Science major allows students to select from a broad range of courses across the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to make the degree fit their career goals.

Applied Science is one of the most flexible majors on campus - students are able to choose nearly 50% of the courses that they take to graduate.  In addition, the degree has 18 – 20 hours of free electives, which means that you can incorporate a minor into the degree without taking any extra classes, and you’ll graduate on time.

Career Opportunities

Depending on your course choices, a wide range of job opportunities are available in agriculture and/or natural resources.  Here are a few careers of recent applied science graduates:

  • Agribusiness Sales Account Manager, Telvent/DTN
  • Agronomist, Ingold Cup Consulting
  • Ag Producer, Panowicz Farms
  • Answer Plot Trainee, Windfield Solutions LLC
  • Applicator, Norder Agri Supply
  • Crop Consultant, Keller Ag Services
  • Crop Consultant, Self-Employed
  • Director of Product Management, Cook's Ham
  • Farm / Ranch Operator, Self-Employed
  • Farm Assistant, Gwennap Hay Company
  • Farm Loan Officer Trainee, USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Feedlot Manager, Muller Farms
  • Grain Merchandiser, Gordon - Hemingford Co-Op
  • Operator, Central Valley Ag Co-op
  • Rancher, deGanahl Land and Cattle, LLC
  • Sales Representative, Dow Agro Sciences
  • Sales Representative, Mutual of Omaha
  • Service Tech 3, Syngenta

The NEBRASKA difference

In the applied science major, students can choose coursework from each of the following areas:

  • food, animal and plant sciences
  • food genetics, biotechnology and processing
  • ecology
  • entrepreneurship, economics and policy

There are also 18-20 hours of free electives in the curriculum, making applied science the most flexible degree on campus. 

Applied science also has the only online degree completion program in the university.