Undergrad Degrees & Programs

Degrees

With a bachelor’s degree from Mizzou’s Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS), you will be prepared to contribute to the global food and agriculture system and address significant challenges in agriculture, agricultural policy and economics, agribusiness and education.

DASS is home to three undergraduate degree programs and six undergraduate minor programs.

Four-year Bachelor of Science Degrees

BS in Agribusiness Management
Agribusiness management prepares you to be a leader and decision maker in the global food and agriculture system, whether in industry or the policy arena. 

An investment in one of our degrees pays off. Graduates of our Agribusiness Management program have an average full-time salary of $45,684 six months after graduating. Learn more about the degree cost and value (PDF).

BS in Agricultural Education
If you have an interest in agriculture and enjoy working with people, the Agricultural Education and Leadership program is a perfect fit for you! Shape the next generation’s understanding of agriculture and its role in society or use communication and human relation skills to obtain leadership roles roles in the food and agriculture industry. You can choose from two emphasis areas.

BS in Agriculture
If you’re interested in many different facets of agricultural and life sciences, then consider earning an agriculture degree. This flexible program allows you to tailor a course of study to your individual interests, such as sustainability.

Work Experience in Real Industry Settings

As a student in our programs, you will get hands-on experiences: watch internship videos from our students.

Minors for Undergrad Students

With a minor from DASS, you will have the chance to explore your personal interests and complement your degree without pursuing a dual major. A minor can provide you with a competitive advantage in the job market.

Agricultural Education Minor
The agricultural education minor focuses on learning, teaching and disseminating information about agriculture, food and natural resources topics.

Agricultural Leadership Minor
Students who choose a minor in agricultural leadership enhance their skills in public speaking, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, effective writing and teamwork.

Agricultural Economics Minor
The agricultural economics minor focuses on students learning economic concepts and problem-solving skills that they can apply on farms or in organizations focused on policy, food production, natural resources, international agriculture or rural communities.

Rural Sociology Minor
The rural sociology minor program studies challenges connected to preserving our natural resources, providing safe and nutritious food for an expanding population, adapting to climate change and maintaining sustainable rural livelihoods.

Science and Agricultural Communications Minor
The minor in science and agricultural communications is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to publicize and promote agricultural and natural resources organizations, advocate on behalf of these organizations and communicate scientific research to the public.

Sustainable Agriculture Minor
The minor in sustainable agriculture is for students interested in exploring agriculture and food systems that promote profitability; steward our natural resources; and provide enhanced quality of life for farmers, citizens and communities.