Food For Thought
Tuskegee University’s College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) offers an innovative agribusiness degree program with several unique specializations.
Did you know that by 2050, the world’s population will increase 34 percent, reaching 9.1 billion people? In order to feed the world’s booming population, food production will need to increase by an estimated 70 percent! Agribusiness will play an important role in our society’s future— efforts in this field aim to determine how to most effectively invest in agriculture, create ways to reduce food waste and spoilage and work to direct public investment in food production and distribution.
Tuskegee University’s College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) offers an innovative agribusiness degree program with several unique specializations. Overall, the programs are designed to prepare students to ultimately become professionals in agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, environmental policy, natural resource management, and rural development at local, regional, and international levels.
Wondering exactly what you can do with an agribusiness degree? Here are a few ideas.
Agricultural Economics: Students who choose this path will graduate with the skills to examine data and statistics to identify trends in agricultural economic activity, conduct research, and make predictions based on their findings.
- Environmental economist
- Public policy analyst
- Insurance broker
Sustainable Agriculture: This interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge of sustainable agriculture and business management. Students will learn how to sustain our global community with a variety of farming methods.
- Land surveyor
- Farm manager
- Real estate appraiser
Animal Science: This option provides students with knowledge in the science of animal production and management.
- Animal welfare specialist
- Livestock manager
- Veterinary technician
Natural Resources: This interdisciplinary option provides students with a broad-based scientific background and use of natural resources, along with business management skills.
- Wetlands restoration specialist
- Land use planner
- Wildlife ecologist
The College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) at Tuskegee University is designed to prepare future leaders in areas of agriculture sciences, food and nutritional sciences, veterinary medicine, environmental policy and more. For more information visit www.tuskegee.edu/programs-coursescolleges-schools/caens.