The BSA curriculum is based on competency standards for agriculture. It emphasizes carrying out the science, art, ethics, management and entrepreneurial business in the production, processing and marketing of crops, animals and other organisms utilized for food, fiber, recreation, biomedicine, industrial and other purposes within the context of integrated and sustainable agriculture resource systems.
- Educate students in the scientific habit of thought, entrepreneurial skills and prepare them to become professionals with entry-level competencies in technical agriculture.
- Train students on the processes and techniques of identifying, diagnosing and analyzing problems; and in designing, packaging and applying technologies needed in the development and conservation of the agriculture and food system resources.
- Prepare students for careers in a variety of profession namely: research, farm management, agriculture and food technology, agri-entrepreneurship and business, and teaching.
Agronomy focuses on the application of plant and soil science to produce crops. As a major, it provides college students the competency for efficient crop production and breeding, particularly of staple food crops such as cereals and food legumes, which are extensively produced and represent the foundation of every society’s food supply. Forage plants are also considered agronomic crops and are the feed base for the ruminant livestock industry on pastures and rangeland.