At Fort Valley State University, the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology provides solid career foundations through four departments: Agricultural Sciences, Engineering Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences and Veterinary Science & Public Health. Graduate degrees are offered in Animal Science, Biotechnology and Public Health.
The agricultural economics program at Fort Valley State University prepares students for professional positions in sales, service, merchandising, management, analytical and statistical work with agricultural and agriculturally related businesses and government agencies.
FVSU has the only four-year applied Agriculture Education program in the state of Georgia that has Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation. The program also has been designated as a Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) approved program. Facilities include an agriscience and technology teaching lab that helps graduates pass teacher certification exams.
Agricultural engineering technology graduates are prepared for careers as well as graduate study in agricultural engineering technology and management, biological systems engineering, biomedical engineering and medicine.
FVSU's master of science in animal science degree program provides the opportunity for advanced study of livestock and other animal species as it relates to their biological systems, behavior, health, reproduction, growth, and management of their living environments.
The animal science program educates future leaders in animal agriculture, pursues research programs that improve production efficiency and utility of animals and advances extension and outreach programs that apply research findings and introduce innovative, value-added products to the public.
The biotechnology master's degree program is designed to take students to the next level by preparing them for positions in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consulting and high-tech industries, as well as government laboratories.
Electronic engineering technology graduates have the knowledge and skills required to design, troubleshoot and repair computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment.
The food and nutrition program equips graduates to become ambassadors of health and wellness for individuals, families and communities through a comprehensive curriculum.
The Infant and Child Development program is designed to equip teachers of young children with the fundamental views and skills needed to effectively nurture the development of young minds.
The plant science major is designed to develop the knowledge and skill needed to address the growing challenge of supplying humanity with abundant, high-quality food, fiber and specialty crops in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive way.
The master of public health degree program offers a course of study that prepares students to identify problems and propose solutions to a variety of environmental conditions that affect the health of minority, rural, agricultural and disadvantaged populations at disproportionate rates.
FVSU’s veterinary technology program is designed to give students a broad-based background in basic sciences as well as veterinary disciplines that will enable them to be successful in veterinary school or employed as veterinary technicians.