Agricultural Science AS

Agricultural Science AS


Associates's Degree

Credits required:

60 credits

Cost per credit:


Next start date:

May 6, 2024

Apply Technology to Improve the Health of the Environment

The agricultural science associate degree combines research, faculty real-world experience, and new technology to provide you with a strong foundation in the ethical use of land, food, and water. This program integrates knowledge and hands-on learning in agriculture and natural sciences. As a graduate, you will benefit by being able to start a career in the agricultural industry or apply your associate toward a bachelor’s degree.

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Career Outlook

Earning an associate in agricultural science prepares you for a bachelor's program in USU's College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences. If you choose to begin a career, you can find entry-level positions in food sales, food management, food production, agrictulture, farm operations, or agricultural supply sales.

Skills You'll Learn

Students work on learning the skills they need to pass industry standards

  • Agricultue
  • Landscaping
  • Irrigation
  • Pruning
  • Farming
  • Transplanting
  • Weed Control

Potential Employers

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
State of Idaho
Idaho Department of Labor
JR Simplot

Why Earn an Agricultural Science Degree from USU Online

This program requires you to earn a minimum of 60 credits and takes an average of two years to complete. The courses offered prepare you in the basics of agricultural science. In the course Food Matters: Ethics, Economics, and the Environment, you’ll get a broad overview of food systems and the complex challenge of feeding the world’s population. In Science and Application of Human Nutrition, you’ll learn the role of dietary choices in providing nutrients how their impact on human bg-light p-3-being. Each semester builds on the knowledge from previous courses.