19 CALS Majors to Prep You for Success
Earn a bachelor of science in a variety of agriculture and life science disciplines. With 19 majors to choose from and over 30 different emphasis areas, you can easily customize your degree to fit you and your career goals. Visit UA Admissions to apply now.
Management of the world's natural and human resources (land, people, food, water). Study agribusiness management, finance, economics, environmental regulation and quantitative techniques. Choose business management or agricultural economics.
Integration, application, and dissemination of knowledge in science, technical agriculture, and the principles/techniques of the teaching–learning process, communication, and leadership. Choose agricultural technology management, teaching, or leadership and communication.
Food safety, equine or dairy production, industry/production of animal systems, marketing, research/utilization of animals in agriculture, entertainment and companionship. Choose Animal Industry, Equine, Science and Pre-Professional or Race Track Industry.
Find ways to use living cells and biological processes to develop products and technologies to feed and clothe a growing population and fight disease. You may choose to specialize in applied biotechnology, food and beverage fermentation, or industrial plant and microbial biotechnology.
Use emerging technology to influence the sustainable development of food, water, and energy resources. Study new technologies in cyber infrastructure development, precision agriculture, and water management.
Integrate engineering, mathematics and biology to design soil and water resource management systems and design biomedical and biological innovations. Focus on intentional use of energy, materials, biochemicals and recyclables. Choose water resource engineering or biological engineering.
Integrate biology, ecology, chemistry, physics and agriculture with the study of environmental quality of land; courses in law, political science, economics and safety. Choose land and water, environmental microbiology, environmental health sciences, environmental systems or environmental biology.
Prepares students for careers in natural resource and environmental management. Training in economic, social, and physical aspects of environmental problems. You are encouraged to minor in a complementary field such as political science, watershed management, or soil and water science.
Establish a foundation in family/interpersonal processes and human development across the life span. Complementary courses provide a background in social, behavioral, and biological sciences, as well as career-enhancing skills in research, writing, communication, and program planning/evaluation.
Protect the world's food supply. You'll learn how to safely produce, package and distribute food to the world's population. This major pairs scientific, regulatory and legal expertise with global perspectives about public and ecosystem health and sustainability.
Focus on microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, parasites, protozoans, etc. Learn about diseases and how microbes interact with environment and host organisms. Suitable for pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharm, and pre-health students as well as other graduate programs or immediate employment.
Learn physical, biological and social sciences to protect and manage natural resources. Conservation Biology; Wildlife or Fisheries Conservation & Management; Ecology, Management & Restoration of Rangelands; Watershed Management & Ecohydrology; Global Change Ecology & Management.
Explore the impact of the food system on human health. You'll examine production challenges, cultural influences that shape cuisine, and the relationship between food security, nutrition, and overall health as you seek to better manage the food supply chain.
Combine medicine, food chemistry, cell biology, and biochemistry, and focus on nutrition and foods in health/disease for humans. Choose either dietetics and become a registered dietitian (RD) or nutrition and prepare for careers in the food/food supplement industries and nutrition research.
Help individuals and families achieve their financial goals. You'll study investment planning, savings strategies, estate planning, retirement and family income strategies, risk management, income tax planning and standards for professional conduct.
Training in fundamental sciences, customized with electives in fields like genetics, genomics, development, biotechnology, plant pathology, environmental horticulture and sustainable agriculture. Optional research training prepares students for post-graduate studies and careers.
Retail marketing of products and services to consumers. Examine marketing and management principles applied across a spectrum of national and global businesses including store, catalog, internet and service firms that support these retailers. One of the few 4-year undergraduate retailing programs nationally.
Solid foundation in modern agriculture and crop production: field crop, permanent tree crop production, and/or a broad array of horticultural crops that are grown throughout the western United States and other regions in the world. Fundamentals derived can be applied to crop production systems and soil and water management anywhere in the world.
Explore human–animal relationships, animal reproduction and care of animal populations. Curriculum includes chemistry, physics, microbiology, anatomy, physiology and immunology, as well as classes on diseases and their causes. Other electives include nutrition, animal management and production, business and histology.
Undecided/No Major Selected?
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