Agricultural Science AS

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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.

Degree at a Glance

2
Yearly Start Dates
19
Industry Relevant Courses
000%
Online Curriculum
60
Program Credit Hours
$6623
Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

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.

Median Pay*

  • Food Service Manager – $54,240
  • Food Processor – $29,090
  • Agricultural and Food Science Technician – $40,860

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
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International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

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Caisa Shoop

Caisa Shoop
Academic Advisor
(435) 797-2282
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