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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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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Organismal Biology Emphasis

This major offers broad training in biological molecules, cells, organisms, communities and entire ecosystems and the study of the study of genetics, biochemistry, ecology and evolution. Immersive, hands-on experience prepares you for a satisfying career in myriad professions, with an emphasis on preparing for graduate or professional school.

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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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Uncover the groundbreaking solutions and cutting-edge innovations that will help shape the future of science, technology, medicine and engineering while developing a strong theoretical background in physics, materials science, medicine and biology and learning how to apply that knowledge to a range of biological and physical systems.

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Hone your analytical skills and position you for a variety of career paths including business, manufacturing, labor, agriculture, natural resources ,and government. Students who wish to earn their B.A. in Economics must first enroll in the Pre-Economics major and complete a minor in a chosen area of interest and four semesters of a foreign language.

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Environmental and Water Resource Economics

Prepare to become a responsible leader in the management of natural resources through coursework in quantitative methods, economics, politics and communication. You'll learn how to formulate policies for responsibly managing natural resources while gaining skills in business management, human resources, and food/fiber production.

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Environmental Science

Leadership, Sustainability, and Communication Emphasis

Immerse yourself in environmental laws, regulations and policies to discover how to be part of a successful response to pollution, natural resource management and climate change. Learn to predict how landscapes change under the effects of climate, geology and land use, and what actionable steps are needed to create a sustainable future.

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Environmental Science

Physical and Chemical Dynamics Emphasis

Learn how to apply scientific principles to environmental conservation and identify ways to overcome ecological challenges while integrating concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics to comprehend how different environments function as systems. Graduate ready to apply that understanding to the planet's most pressing issues related to soil, water, air, human health, and natural resources.

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Environmental Studies

This major sheds light on the human dimensions of environmental issues. Explore techniques for addressing pressing social science issues and study physical science techniques as you learn about water, land use, food, energy, the built environment and climate from a critical perspective of policy and social science.