In this hands-on major, students gain a science-based overview of agriculture and food systems, with an emphasis on the practical application of technology to agricultural production systems.
The program combines students’ inherent creativity and interest in physical and biological sciences, technology, mathematics, business, and related subjects with their desire to develop innovative solutions to a variety of agricultural challenges.
The Agricultural and Food Systems (AFS) degree focuses on vital aspects of food systems ranging from plant and animal production to agricultural markets, sustainability, and access to healthy food. In AFS, you will learn the science informing practice, policy, and consumer behavior in a wide range of careers in agriculture and food systems.
Your program may include different courses. Consult with your advisor about the best combination and order of courses for you.Visit the WSU Catalog for a list of required courses for this major and course descriptions.
General Education Requirements: 40 credits
AFS Core Requirements: 24 credits
AFS 201: System Skills Development for AFS – 3 credits
ANIM_SCI 101: Intro to Animal Science or FS 110: Intro to Food Science – 3 credits
BIOLOGY 106: Intro to Organismal Biology, BIOLOGY 107: Cell Biology & Genetics, or BIOLOGY 120: Botany – 3 credits
CHEM 102: Principles of Chemistry II – 3 credits
CROP_SCI/HORT 102: Cultivated Plants – 3 credits
ECONS 350: Intro to Farm & Ranch Management or ECONS 352: Business Management Economics – 3 credits
SOIL_SCI 201: Soil: A Living System – 3 credits
System Based Courses – 3 credits
AgTM Core Requirements: 34 credits
ACCTG 220: Accounting for non-Business Majors – 3 credits
AFS 102: Professional Development in Ag – 1 credit
AFS 103: Field Experience in Agricultural & Food Systems – 1 credit
AFS 336: Ag Environment & Community or SOE 312: Natural Resources, Society, & the Environment – 3 credits
AGTM 305: Ag Precision Systems – 3 credits
AGTM 314: Ag Power Units & Mobile Electrical Systems – 3 credits
AGTM 315: Irrigation Systems & Water Management – 3 credits
AGTM 330: Electrical Power Systems for Ag – 3 credits
AGTM 405: Advanced Ag Precision Systems – 2 credits
AGTM 412: Human & Machinery Risk Management – 3 credits
AGTM 416: Fluid Power Systems – 3 credits
CROP_SCI 305: Ecology & Management of Weeds – 3 credits
ENGLISH 402: Technical & Professional Writing – 3 credits
Electives Outside the Major: 13-22 credits
As a WSU student, I learned business economics, crop management, and precision technology – all of which prepared me for my future career in agronomy.
Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez, BS in AFS-AgTM, PhD in Horticulture