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Degrees

With a bachelor’s degree from Mizzou’s Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS), you will be prepared to impact the largest industries in the region and address significant challenges in our world today, including agriculture, agricultural policy and economics, 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 agrifood system, whether in industry or the policy arena. 

BS in Agricultural Education
Agricultural education combines interests in agriculture with working with people. Shape the next generation’s understanding of agriculture and its role in society or use communication and human relation skills to obtain leadership roles in many agricultural industries.

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

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).

Gradates of our Agricultural Education program have a [NUMBER] job placement rate.

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 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 teaching economic concepts and problem-solving skills that students can apply on farms or in organizations focused on policy, food production, natural resources, international agriculture or rural communities. Students acquire both a solid economic foundation and agricultural knowledge that they can use in a variety of careers.

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. Coursework introduces concepts of sustainable agriculture, provides practical information on natural resources and food production and investigates the impact of different philosophical and scientific frameworks on food and agriculture.