About This Degree

Residents in all areas with in Utah can benefit from a degree program focused on helping graduates learn to design and apply technologies to guide the ethical use of land, food, water, and economic resources thereby improving the health and well-being of humans, plants, animals and the environment.  The Associate of Science in Agricultural Science degree will train students for growing jobs in agriculture, and prepare them for transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree in the College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences.

The associate degree integrates breadth of knowledge and applied learning in agriculture and natural sciences. Students will choose from general education, agricultural science, and general elective courses. Courses will be offered through a combination of online, IVC broadcast and face-to-face formats. Assessment will employ distance education techniques, including but not limited to, online testing, proctored examinations, and individual project portfolios. Upon completion, students will have entry level knowledge of agricultural science and be prepared to start a career in the diverse agricultural industry or enter a four-year degree program.

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Prepares students for entry-level positions in food sales, food management, food production, agriculture, farm operation or agricultural supply sales. Also, leads toward a Bachelor Degree at Logan Main Campus in the College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences.

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To view all degrees and programs available at USU, visit Degree Finder. Please note, not all degrees and programs are available at every location. We recommend searching by location unless you intend on relocating. Contact a Statewide Campuses advisor to verify program availability in your area.

If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.

International Students

Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.