Agricultural Sciences Concentrations

Animal Science Concentration

The Animal Sciences at Southern University offers education and research for the safe, nutritious and economical production of animal food and fiber, and of animals for recreational purposes, without compromising the environment or jeopardizing the health and well-being of farm animals and farm communities. We provide educational leadership through high-quality courses, research and extension/outreach programs to enhance human capital and ensure that Louisiana producers and communities benefit from these.


Agricultural Economics Concentration

Agricultural economics is an applied field of economics concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fiber—a discipline known as agricultural economics.


Agribusiness Concentration

The Agribusiness major prepares students for professional careers in agribusiness marketing, management and finance through combining in-depth business concepts with real world application to the food and fiber industry.


Plant and Soil Science Concentration

Our plant and soil science program offer career options in the fields of agronomy, environmental soil science and horticulture. Through rigorous coursework and research, students learn the importance of farmland preservation, improving crop production, increasing crop nutrition for human health and enhancing crops through genetic engineering. Graduates find employment in diverse areas including federal and state government agencies, farm managers, greenhouse industry, research and engineering firms, chemical and biotechnology companies.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration

Pre-veterinary is the course of study you take to prepare for admission to veterinary medical school. This concentration is a guiding principle for your education designed to increase your chances for admission to veterinary schools. If you are interested in applying to veterinary school, meet with your pre-vet advisor early in your freshman year. Gaining admission to veterinary medical schools is highly competitive—more so even than medical school—and you will want to begin planning your undergraduate curriculum keeping that in mind.