Undergraduate Major Programs

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Agricultural Technology Management and Education

Teaching Emphasis

Become a future innovative leader who finds solutions to the world's social, environmental, economic, and resource challenge. Complete coursework from basic sciences—plant, soil, and animal—agricultural mechanics, and the principles of the teaching-learning process and wrap up with a 14-week student teaching internship at a cooperating center in Arizona.

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Applied Biotechnology

Build a solid foundation in microbiology, plant biology, food science, and nutrition with hands-on learning alongside faculty mentors and industry partners as you learn how to use microorganisms and plants in modern food production, medicine, and the chemical industry in biosciences careers in agriculture, food, or manufacturing.

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Applied Biotechnology

Industrial Plant and Microbial Biotechnology Emphasis

Learn how to use plants and microbes to develop products and technologies that help improve our lives and the health of the planet with applications in many fields, such as agriculture, food processing, medicine, and the industrial production of biomolecules, biofuels, and other chemicals.

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Applied Humanities

Fashion Studies Emphasis

Express your sense of style while developing your creative, interpersonal, and business skills. Acquire the knowledge you need to enter and shape the fashion industry while learning about fashion retailing, emerging fashion markets, producing and marketing fashion ethically and sustainably, and the relationships between human culture and fashion.

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Learn from award-winning faculty with diverse specialties including protein structure and function, molecular genetics, medicinal biochemistry, optics, physics, and more to address critical challenges that humans face today and tomorrow.

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Apply computational techniques to manage, analyze, and understand biological information with highly sophisticated computational algorithms and tools coupled with the deep biological knowledge. The degree program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise in both computational and biological domains necessary to be competitive in this rapidly growing field.

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Biosystems Analytics & Technology

Your interest in science, technology, big data, and analytics can contribute to solving the natural resources, food, energy, and health challenges of the future. Coursework combines biological, physical, and data sciences with technology to environmental, ecological, biological, and human challenges in careers at the intersection of science, technology, and analytics.

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Biosystems Engineering

Develop the skills and knowledge to help guide the world toward a sustainable future by studying ways to sustainably feed an ever-growing world population, harness and preserve natural resources, and overcome environmental challenges. Immersion in design throughout the major prepares you to help protect the health and well-being of humans, wildlife and the Earth.

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Environmental Science

Soil, Air, and Water Emphasis

Working in classrooms, labs and in the field, develop a broad scientific understanding of human influence on the natural world, from a molecular level to a global scale, and how environmental systems sustain climate, purify water, provide food and fiber, and remediate pollution.

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Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources Emphasis

Learn about the interplay between water, nature and humans, quality and quantity of various water supplies, how water flow affects the environment, drought, flooding, pollution, precipitation, and more while preparing for a career that helps communities and conserves the environment.