Listed below are some of the degrees that may be accepted for the various County Extension Agent positions. This list is not exhaustive as degree titles vary from institution to institution.  Application submissions are reviewed for relevant coursework completed and academic performance.  Click on the position title to read a detailed description of each position, including the major job responsibilities and skills/competencies needed. 


4-H Youth Development - BS Degree or MS Degree in:  Education; Agriculture; Family & Consumer Sciences; Social Science; or similar field of study.

Agriculture & Natural Resources - BS Degree or MS Degree in:  Agronomy/Plant Science/Horticulture; Agriculture Education/Leadership; Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology; Agriculture Economics; Animal Sciences; Community and Leadership Development; Equine Science and Management; General Agriculture; Forestry; Landscape Architecture; Natural Resources and Environmental Science; Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems; General Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics; Physiology and Behavior; Plant Biology.

Family & Consumer Sciences - BS Degree or MS Degree in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences such as:  Family & Consumer Sciences Education; Family Sciences; Child and Family Studies; Early Childhood Education; Child Development; Dietetics; Nutrition or Human Nutrition; Community Food Services; Food Science; Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles; Hospitality, Management and Tourism; Retailing and Tourism Management; Community & Leadership Development; Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling; Kinesiology & ​Health Promotions; Health, Society & Populations; or Health Communications. 

Fine Arts - BS Degree or MS Degree in an area of: Fine Arts; fine arts education; or related field. A wide background in fine arts areas and experience in community fine arts programs is preferred.

Horticulture - BS or MS Degree in: Horticulture; Agriculture; or closely related field.