Environmental Science in Agricultural Systems

Agricultural and Environmental Soil Sciece

The Environmental Sciences in Agricultural Systems major provides an educational foundation to prepare students for diversified careers focused on environmental issues related to agronomic and horticultural production. Agriculture faces many challenges both now and into the future. The United Nations projects a vast increase in global population from 6.1 billion in 2000 to 8.9 billion in 2050, a 47% increase. The demand for increased agricultural production imposes a continuum of challenges over the well documented environmental concerns of the 21st century. Other environmental concerns include land use changes, pollution, ocean acidification, and water quantity and quality.


  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Hazardous Waste Mgr
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Soil Conservation Tech.
  • Teacher
  • Ecologist
  • Air/Water Quality Mgr
  • Air Pollution Analyst
  • Environmental Educator
  • Hydrologist
  • Management Consultant
  • Conservation Agent
  • Conservation Analyst
  • Urban and Regional Planner


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Transfer Students

Students may transfer to Mississippi State University from regionally accredited community, junior or senior colleges for any period of enrollment, provided they have earned a 2.0 GPA (as computed by Mississippi State University) on all college courses attempted as well as earned a 2.0 GPA on the 30-hours of core courses. Transfer students should look at the transfer course equivalent guide to determine which courses will transfer.