International Agricultural Development

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Gain an understanding of how culture, economics, and technology affect agriculture and build the skills and knowledge to help produce and distribute food to the people of developing countries.

The goal of international agricultural development is to improve food production, nutrition, marketing, and health in less technically advanced countries. Students in this major are trained in technical areas of agriculture that can be applied to the problems of world hunger and health.

The program

Principle subjects of study within the major are Agricultural Production, Economic Development, Environmental Issues, Nutrition, Rural Communities, and Trade and Commodity Development. Courses are in social sciences, humanities, and economic environments in which agriculture operates in countries outside the United States


  • Agricultural Production
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Issues
  • Rural Communities
  • Trade and Development in Agricultural Commodities

Career options

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Specialist
  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnology
  • Community Organizer
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Educator
  • Financial Analyst
  • International Aid Worker (ie: Peace Corps or other NGO –non-governmental organization)
  • International Developer
  • International Trade
  • Journalist
  • Pest Management
  • Public Interest Advocate
  • Refugee Program Director
  • Stockbroker and Financial Services Sales Agent

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