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Agriculture Minor

The valuable learning experiences gained through agriculture studies are not limited to Agriculture majors.

Agriculture: Animal ScienceÔÇöLivestock Production Specialty (B.S.: Agriculture: Animal ScienceÔÇöLivestock Production Specialty)

In this agriculture specialization, you will learn to work on farms and ranches, livestock farms, dairies, ranches, equestrian centers, experiment stations, quarantine stations, veterinary clinics, and zoos. Our hands-on laboratories are held at the UH Hilo Agricultural Farm.

Agriculture: Animal ScienceÔÇöPre-Veterinary Specialty (B.S.: Agriculture: Animal ScienceÔÇöPre-Veterinary Specialty)

In this agriculture specialization, you will build a foundation for veterinary medicine and/or graduate studies in animal science. You may also qualify for professional schools of medicine and pharmacy with a few additional courses.

Agriculture: Aquaculture Specialty (B.S.: Agriculture: Aquaculture Specialty)

In this agriculture specialization, you will explore the scientific basis, design, and management of aquaculture systems. Learn through hands-on training in a wide-range of aquaculture activities, emphasizing biology and modern agriculture technology.

Agriculture: Tropical Horticulture Specialty (B.S.: Agriculture: Tropical Horticulture Specialty)

This agriculture specialization emphasizes production of tropical and subtropical crops, nursery management, floriculture, orchid culture, tropical landscaping, vegetable crop production, and tropical fruit production. You will also learn techniques such as grafting, pruning, and pest management.

Agriculture: Tropical Plant Science and Agroecology Specialty (B.S.: Agriculture: Tropical Plant Science and Agroecology Specialty)

This agriculture specialization emphasizes long-term sustainability of managed crop production systems and the surrounding ecosystems. You can explore the fields of plant physiology, plant pathology, horticulture, soil science, weed science, entomology, agribusiness, and agricultural economics.

Beekeeping (Cert.: Beekeeping)

UH Hilo and our students have been recognized by the media, public, and state Senate for our efforts to bring greater awareness to the honey bee, an important and vital pollinator of many crops. Learn in hands-on laboratories which are taught primarily at the UH Hilo farm in Pana╩╗ewa, Hawai╩╗i.

Energy Science (Cert.: Energy Science)

Explore the conversion of energy into useful forms for humans, its distribution and its impact on the environment. You will learn to take advantage of opportunities in emerging fields of solar, wind, biofuel, tide and geothermal energies.

Plant Tissue Culture (Cert.: Plant Tissue Culture)

This program prepares you for employment in the plant tissue culture industry. Industry-relevant plant science courses prepare graduates for immediate employment as lab technicians. The curriculum provide a strong theoretical base, combined with hands-on, laboratory-oriented practice.

Tropical Farming (Cert.: Tropical Farming)

This programs provides you with a pathway to a career in agriculture and further educational opportunities. Courses are periodically taught at off-campus agricultural facilities of the University of Hawai╩╗i system and other cooperators.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Cert.: Unmanned Aircraft Systems)

This certificate program provides a broad overview of unmanned aircraft types and purposes, peripheral systems, preflight planning, and laws governing their operation in a non-hobby capacity in the USA. Graduates gain skills valuable in the field of unmanned aerial data collection.