Nursing

Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Iowa State University is an RN-to-BSN program, designed for those who are already a Registered Nurse (RN), and desire to further their nursing career and education at the next level. This unique, campus-based program is designed to meet the needs of the working nurse by providing a hybrid mode of learning in which students need only attend one day per week (synchronous online or face-to-face). The remainder of the course content is completed independently online.

Advisor: Sarah Miller (515) 294-2321

For more information about the nursing program visit Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

 

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

The Biochemistry major provides preparation for advanced study or employment in biotechnology with an emphasis on agriculture.

Advisor: Elizabeth Zimmerman (515) 294-4832

Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology

Agricultural Business

Agricultural Business

The agricultural business major prepares you with coursework in the marketing (buying and selling) of agricultural commodities, the selling of agricultural products and services, the managing of farm and agribusiness operations and the lending of credit to agricultural firms. In addition, you will take courses in technical agriculture, agricultural policy, accounting, business finance, computerized record keeping, business marketing, agricultural law and resource economics.

Advisor: Amy Brandau (515) 294-6147

Department of Economics

Agricultural Studies

Agricultural Studies

Agricultural Studies covers the broad spectrum of agriculture and life sciences with the flexibility for you to customize the major to pursue your career goals. With all the flexibility, you could choose an area of emphasis such as farm management, agronomy and crop production, agricultural law, agricultural systems and technology, or international agriculture.

Advisor: Ben Chamberlain (515) 294-4655

Department of Agriculture Education and Studies

Agricultural Systems Technology

Agricultural Systems Technology

Agricultural Systems Technology (AST), in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering prepares you for careers in agricultural machinery industries; construction companies; governmental agencies; grain, feed, seed, fertilizer and chemical businesses; production agriculture; and environmental organizations.

Advisor: Gretchen Mosher (515) 294-6416

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Agricultural and Rural Policy Studies

Agricultural and Rural Policy Studies

Agricultural and rural policy studies is an interdisciplinary major with an emphasis on social sciences related to agriculture. As a student, you will take courses in sociology, political science, and economics which prepare you for careers with public and private agencies concerned with public services in rural and agricultural areas.

Advisor: Ramesh Balayar (515) 294-2493

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Agriculture and Life Sciences Exploration

Agriculture and Life Sciences Exploration

If you want to explore your options before choosing a major, consider starting your college career in Agriculture and Life Sciences Exploration. You will have an academic adviser to help you schedule courses to make progress towards graduation in any of the majors you are considering.  You’ll also experience a class focused on gathering information about all majors that are interesting to you. Agriculture and Life Sciences Exploration is great way to take some time to find the career field that fits you.

Advisor: Howard Tyler (515) 294-5015

Agronomy

Agronomy

As an agronomist, you can use your natural curiosity and enthusiasm for science to help solve some of the toughest problems currently facing humanity. A career in agronomy will keep you in the center of scientific efforts to increase the supply of high-quality food, feed, fiber, and energy, as well as protecting and conserving our environment.

Advisor: Stephanie Zumbach (515) 294-1360

Department of Agronomy

Animal Ecology

Animal Ecology

Animal ecology is the study of the relationships of wild animals to their environment. As a student, you will be able to apply your knowledge to wildlife and environmental management. With career opportunities at natural resource and environmental protection agencies, organizations and businesses, you can place an emphasis on  wildlife biology, fisheries biology, aquatic sciences, interpretation of natural resources, or pre-veterinary and wildlife care.

Advisor: John Burnett (515) 294-3681

Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Animal Science

Animal Science

In animal science you will gain an understanding of the life-cycle of companion and production animals, through study of the fundamentals of behavior, growth and development, lactation, genetics and breeding, nutrition and reproduction. With a curriculum that integrates enterprise management and marketing aspects of the animal industry, you will have career opportunities in agribusiness, biotechnology, dairy foods and meat science, pet food and feed industry, marketing, or research.

Advisor: Jodi Sterle (515) 294-7997

Department of Animal Science