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Major Spotlight Series: Agricultural Education and Nutrition

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources offers majors in environmental science; bioresources and bioenergy; engineering; food, animal and nutritional sciences; applied economics and business; education; agriculture; natural resources; and plant sciences. We've highlighted two CFANS majors below. To learn about more U of M major options, visit http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/admissioninfo/fresh_acadprog.html.

Major: Agricultural Education

Description: Majoring in agricultural education provides an understanding of how to work with people in business and education through courses including applied economics, physical and biological sciences, humanities, and communications. Students choose between two exciting specializations within the major:

  • Agricultural Education Teacher Licensure
  • Agricultural Leadership and Communication

Examples of Careers: Agriculture Education Teacher, Communications Specialist, Extension Educator, Corporate Agricultural Associate, Customer Service Representative, and Sales Representative


Major: Nutrition

Description: Nutrition explores how nutrients and the foods from which they are derived aid the body in growth and development and in maintaining health and wellness. With the national and international concern for the effects of food an nutrition on health and wellness as a disease, there are many career opportunities for graduates of this program. Students choose from three possible fields of study:

  • Nutrition Studies
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
  • Nutritional Science

Examples of Careers: Community Health Worker, Nutrition Educator, Assistant Food Editor, Research Scientist, Sports Nutritionist, Nutrition Program Manager, or Dietetic Technician

If you would like to learn more about Agricultural Education or Nutrition, we encourage you to schedule a campus visit at http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/visit. CFANS visits are held every Monday and Friday.


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