Frequently Asked Questions

What types of careers do Ag Mech graduates pursue?

Clemson's ag mech graduates are employed in a number of different industries and agencies. According to the American Society of Biosystems Engineering, students from AGM and similar programs are among the highest paid college graduates from agriculture programs. Because of the broad knowledge base that you will attain, you will be able to get your foot in the door of many different careers. By percentage, the following career paths have been chosen by Clemson AGM graduates:

 Career Paths Chart

Is Ag Mech right for me? How do I know?

Ag Mech majors need to have a keen interest in physical and biological sciences as well as a solid background in mathematics. The program produces students that are extremely well-rounded, allowing them to excel and adapt to many different career choices. For this reason, you must be interested in learning about a number of different technologies and also about sound business management strategies. The classes offered provide hands-on experience in technology with a focus on agri-science and -business. For a better idea of what you're in for, take a look at the curriculum.

Do I need a background in agriculture?

No. Many students every semester have never set foot on a farm or operated farm machinery. The curriculum caters to students from any background and also provides flexibility for students to specialize in an area consistent with their career goals.

How do I apply for admission?

You may file a formal application to Clemson in the fall of your senior year. Have an official copy of your SAT scores sent to Clemson's Admissions Office directly from the College Board in Princeton, N.J. High school grades, class standing, test scores, and choice of major are all considered in the admissions process. Contact Clemson's Admissions Office for more information.

What if I can't afford it?

Financial assistance is available through scholarships, loans, grants and work study. Apply to Clemson's Financial Aid Office in January preceding the academic year for which you need assistance. Applications for scholarships must be submitted by February 15. Loan and work-study applications must be submitted by April 1 and Pell Grant and Guaranteed Student Loan requests by May 1. Contact Clemson's Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.