Outdoorsy

With a strong desire to be in the great outdoors and a strong appreciation for nature, the outdoorsy person is adventurous and curious. If wide open spaces appeal to you, try one of these majors/concentrations.

Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business

Precision Agriculture

Prepares students with skills in global positioning systems (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and digital mapping technologies.

Career Opportunities:

  • Conservation scientist — median annual salary of $61,310
  • Crop consultant — median annual salary of $49,840
  • Hydrologist — median annual salary of $79,550
  • Land surveyor — median annual salary of $58,020

Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business

Surveying and Geomatics

Prepares students to work in a supervised surveying experience, take a licensing test and then become a registered Land Surveyor.

Career Opportunities:

  • Construction surveyor — median annual salary of $65,240
  • Forensic surveyor/expert witness — median annual salary of $70,000
  • Geodesist — median annual salary of $54,490
  • Hydrographic surveyor — median annual salary of $39,670

Horticulture

Floriculture and Ornamental

Prepares students to produce, distribute, and market flowers, flowering, and foliage plants.

Career Opportunities:

  • Freelance floral designer — median annual salary of $67,840
  • Horticulture therapist — median annual salary of $64,540
  • Specialty visual designer — median annual salary of $61,730
  • Wedding and bridal designer — median annual salary of $73,180

Landscape Contracting and Management

Landscape Contracting and Management

Prepares students to provide the management and maintenance needed to keep a landscape project in prime condition after implementation.

Career Opportunities:

  • Land management specialist — median annual salary of $61,110
  • Landscape account manager — median annual salary of $62,920
  • Landscape contractor — median annual salary of $50,100