International Agricultural Development, Minor College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

International Agricultural Development is an interdisciplinary major housed in the Plant Sciences department. Students learn to apply existing and emerging agricultural technologies and strategies to address global poverty. Students can choose to focus on social sciences or natural sciences. This interdisciplinary program includes courses in animal and plant sciences, soil and environmental sciences, sociology and economics, community development and Native American studies. There are four areas of specialization: Agricultural Production, Trade & Economic Development, Environmental Issues, and Rural Communities. Students participate in internships or study abroad to round out their education. Graduates move on to serve in the Peace Corps, work for governmental or non-governmental organizations, or work in international trade. 


Includes members from various departments across colleges.


Staff Advisor. Honora Knopp;
Faculty Advisor. Amanda Crump; 

IAD 010Introduction to International Agricultural Development4
ARE/ECN 115AEconomic Development4
Choose 6-7 units6-7
Agriculture & the Environment
Crop Management Systems for Vegetable Production
Principles of Agronomic Crop Production Systems
Forage Crop Production
Choose 7-8 units:7-8
Social Change & Agricultural Development
Program Development for International Agriculture
Rural Change in the Industrialized World
Total Units21-23