Majors & Programs of Study

Agriculture Science & Industries

Agricultural Science and Industries students gain a broad education in agriculture and an opportunity to emphasize their area of greatest interest. The main areas of focus include range management, agribusiness, plant science, animal science, equine science, natural resources, horticulture, and pre-veterinary medicine. Students become qualified for a wide variety of agriculture industry based careers.


  • Breadth of knowledge and experience in agricultural fields.
  • Extensive hands-on and face-to-face educational opportunities at our 800-acre farm and 2800-acre ranch.
  • Personal attention from faculty and staff through small class sizes and laboratory settings.
  • Opportunities for leadership, service and social activities through our student club.
  • Internship and research opportunities.
  • Numerous and increasing job opportunities.


Production Agriculture, Agribusiness, Natural Resources Management (private and governmental), Veterinary Medicine, Education, Agricultural Research.


800-acre farm that includes alfalfa hay production, grazing pastures, 50 cow beef herd, 400 ewe sheep flock and riding horses. On-site classroom, lab, riding arena and animal handling facilities. 2800-acre mountain range used for summer sheep grazing and other educational purposes.


Agriculture Club


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Steven Yardley

Class of: Southern Utah University 2007

Current job: Assistant Ranch Manager, Yardley Cattle Co.

"During my Educational years at SUU I competed and won several national scholarships, travelships, and writing competitions with students from around the country and around the globe from several of the top Agriculture universities such as: Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Iowa State. I felt fully competent to compete and succeed because of the education and the staff backing I received from SUU. The one on one involvement with the faculty made it possible for the professors to write personal letters of recommendation which were a great asset in my applications. Thank you SUU for all you have done and are doing for your students."

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