Student in lab coat testing soil Agricultural Science

Employment of Agricultural and Food Scientists is projected to grow by about 7% over the next 10 years. The median pay for an Agricultural or Food Scientist in 2016 was $62,920 per year or $30.25 per hour.

            Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Agricultural Science provides a rigorous, hands-on scientific education geared primarily for college bound students interested in Biology, Biotechnology, Ecology or Modern Agricultural Sciences. The curriculum includes scientific instruction in micro biology, plant and animal sciences, traditional and hydroponic greenhouse operations, organic chemistry, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. Students are also prepared to become leaders in their fields with instruction in communication, leadership, project management and marketing. The Program provides students the opportunity to engage in local events run by the FFF (National Future Farmers of America) which allows professional connections to be made with the Agricultural and Biotech communities. Seniors may earn college credits through credit articulation agreements with Delaware Valley College and Rutgers University.

Student with telescope Curriculum

Year 1
Introduction to Agriculture,
Food and Natural Resources

Year 2
Principles of Plant Related
Agricultural Science

Year 3
Animal and Plant Biotechnology

Year 4
Agribusiness, Research
and Development


Student holding a potted plant Agricultural Technology instructor watches his students plant a tree

Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week

Average number of new students accepted per year: 8

Opportunity for professional certifications: YES

Opportunity to earn college credits: YES

Employment of Agricultural and Food Scientists is projected to grow
by about 7%
 over the next 10 years. The median pay for an Agricultural
or Food Scientist in 2016
 was $62,920 per year or $30.25 per hour.

Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Agricultural Technology Instructor demonstrating laboratory skills as his students pay close attention

Future Careers

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Animal or Plant Geneticist
Biologist
Crime Scene Investigator
Environmental/Civil/Physical Engineer
Farmer
Food Scientist
Game Warden
Hydroponic Technician
Hydrologist
Landscape Architect
Microbiologist
Municipal Forester
Naturalist
Soil Scientist
Wildlife Biologist