Agriculture Specializations: Specialization in Animal Science Courses in animal husbandry date back to Cal Polyâ€™s very first classes offered in 1903. Today, the department offers students the opportunity to apply the principles of animal biology, molecular biology, and other life sciences to a variety of species, including farm animals, exotic pets, and laboratory animals, as well as their own pets. This degree provides students with an interdisciplinary, science-based curriculum in which students develop basic scientific knowledge, apply that knowledge to a research project, then write and defend a thesis.
Specialization in BioResource and Agricultural Systems Students have the opportunity to focus their program on the application of bioresources and agricultural systems. Graduates will be prepared to enter a career in production agriculture, consulting, regulatory compliance, equipment sales, and technical support. Topics include agricultural and food processing waste management, renewable energy, California production agriculture and food systems, precision agriculture and automation, and mechanization in agriculture. The multidisciplinary nature of these programs will allow students to select electives in departments throughout the university with advisor approval. 7
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