Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science

Agriculture Science B.S.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements break down into several areas:

  • Major Requirements
  • Unrestricted Electives
  • General Education Requirements
  • Interdisciplinary General Education
  • American Institutions

The major requirements cover a wide variety of courses. The curricula range from learning about basic biology and general chemistry to sustainable agriculture animal production, accounting for agribusiness, and ethical studies of food, nutrition, and health disparities. The full list is in the curriculum sheet for the major. Course descriptions are available in the University Catalog for the current academic year.   

Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education (GE) requirements. Unless your major requires specific GE courses, you should refer to the list of approved GE courses in the University Catalog.

The Interdisciplinary General Education program is an alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of the GE. American Institutions courses may also satisfy certain GE requirements.

The Graduate Writing Test is suspended until Fall 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take it.

If you should have any questions, contact your academic advisor and make an appointment. Drop-in hours are also available, both in-person and virtually. Faculty mentors and student peer advisors can also assist. Visit the Huntley College's Student Success Center page for more information about these advising resources. 

Student Life in Agricultural Science

 A female student waves as she drives a farm tractor pulling cow cars with kids and parents in them.

Get involved, get connected. A college education should be more than attending classes. Develop leadership and team-building skills, and make friends in your classes. We have a very active club and honors society that this major can participate in.

The Huntley College of Agriculture has a wide variety of clubs, including student organizations for agribusiness and food industry management and plant science students. There are also clubs within the college that are open to any major, including Ag Council; Huntley Ambassadors; Peer Advisors; and equestrian, horsemanship, and livestock show teams. 

If you are looking for work, the college's AGRIscapes Outreach Center hires students to work at the annual Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival, Egg Hunt and Spring Fun on the Farm Festival, the LA County Fair, and fall and spring field trips. Openings are advertised on the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation website

For other job lists and more information on finding work, visit the college's Student Employment page