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Bachelor of Science in International Agriculture and Rural Development

Bachelor of Science in International Agriculture and Rural Development

  • QS World University Rankings
    21
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) is an interdisciplinary major that prepares students to critically examine and contribute toward solving some of society’s great challenges including food insecurity, poverty, and the need to increase agricultural productivity under conditions of climate change and a growing global population. All students take a small core of foundational courses in the social sciences (economics and development sociology), biology, the applied agricultural sciences and natural resource management. With the support and counsel of faculty advisors, students choose one of three concentrations within the major, typically by the end of the second year. Those concentrations are economics and development, agriculture and food systems, and environment and ecosystem management.