PhDs in Agriculture & Forestry

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Agriculture and forestry include sciences related to the study of animal and plant life and the management of resources cultivated and produced in these environments.

Agriculture degrees study the cultivation of soil for the growing of plants, fungi and animals, meant for human consumption and use. Agriculture studies deal with sub-fields such as agribusiness, agro-economics, agronomy, farming, animal husbandry, or agronomy.

Forestry refers to the study of forest ecosystems and their creation, management and conservation. Students of degrees in forestry learn sustainable solutions to lumber usage, as a limited valuable resource. Bachelors in Forestry include information about the harmful effects of human and non-human activities on forests and forest habitats.

Both disciplines focus on the management of resources, while conserving and protecting the natural environment. They make use of elements related to the fields of biology, physics, social sciences, as well as political and managerial sciences.

Careers in agriculture and forestry cover a wide range of occupations including: agricultural consultant, arboriculture expert, commercial horticulturist, ecologist, environmental consultant, farm manager, forest manager, land-based engineer, marine scientist, soil scientist.

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PhD Horticulture

The Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources graduate program offers a offers doctor of philosophy degree program in diverse horticultural and interdisciplinary areas. Specializations at doctoral level include ornamental horticulture, floriculture, turfgrass, vegetable crops, fruit crops, horticultural therapy and public horticulture, and horticultural disciplines including environmental stress physiology, molecular biology, plant biotechnology, food and human health, tissue culture, and sustainable production. Graduate students are expected to excel in research, teaching, extension activities and develop professionally. Independent and original research is an important part of the graduate program and forms a basis for a graduate thesis. Research can be conducted within the department or in other cooperating departments.

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PhD Agricultural Economics

The reasons people have come to the University of Kentucky for a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics range from a desire to feed the world, a desire to apply and advance the knowledge they have already gained in economics, a desire to have meaningful work that will have an impact beyond academia, and a desire to enjoy a large job market.

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PhD Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Established in 1921, the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering is a biologically-oriented engineering discipline working on cutting edge research, teaching, and service in biomedical, bioenvironmental, bioprocess, biomechanical, and related areas. The curriculum offers a unique opportunity to earn an engineering degree with emphasis in biological, physical, and engineering sciences.

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