Option in Environmental Systems
The Option in Environmental Systems is a degree track under the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Students will be prepared through hands-on learning opportunities with practical application in the agriculture and natural sciences industries, developing skills in conservation, economics and marketing, soil science, entomology, organic agriculture, agriculture and energy, forestry, ecology and urban agriculture.
Learning to restore a balance between humanity and our changing environment will be among the biggest challenges of coming years. It will require an understanding of the interaction between ecology, sociology, economics, and other areas. Students in this option will understand our dependence and impacts on the natural world and how to ensure a sustainable future for us all.
Agriculture is one of the top-employing fields in the U.S. Students in Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences will take advantage of the newly-renovated and state-of-the-art Atwood Research Facility, a 300-acre research and demonstration farm, a 14-acre aquaculture research facility, and a 300-acre environmental education and research facility.
DID YOU KNOW?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts
average annual job openings for graduates with bachelors degrees in areas including food, agriculture & environment.
MEDIAN WAGE: $87,620
MEDIAN WAGE: $71,130
MEDIAN WAGE: $94,110
CONSERVATION SCIENTISTS, FORESTERS
MEDIAN WAGE: $61,340
• Environmental engineer
• Environmental scientist/specialist
• Agricultural engineer
• Environmental consultant
• Nature conservation officer
• Sustainability consultant
• Conservation scientist
• Soil scientist
• Waste management officer
• Precision ag specialist