Agricultural Science: AS
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 of Science 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.
General Education Requirements
Math (choose one 3-5 cr.)
MATH 1030 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 cr.
-or- MATH 1050 - College Algebra 4 cr.
-or- STAT 1040 - Introduction to Statistics 3 cr.
-or- STAT 1045 - Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra 5 cr.
Social Science (BSS)
Life Science (BLS)
BIOL 1620 - Biology II 3 cr.
Creative Arts (BCA)
Physical Science (BPS)
Agricultural Science Courses
ADVS 1110 - Introduction to Animal Science 4 cr.
ADVS 2080 - Beef and Dairy Herd Health and Production Practices 3 cr.
ADVS 2090 - Sheep Production Practices 2 cr.
ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education 2 cr.
BIOL 1610 - Biology I 3 cr.
CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I 4 cr.
CHEM 1220 - Principles of Chemistry II 4 cr.
ENVS 1350 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 cr.
ENVS 2340 - Natural Resources and Society 3 cr.
NDFS 1020 - Science and Application of Human Nutrition 3 cr.
PSC 1800 - Introduction to Horticulture 3 cr.
PSC 2010 - Soils, Waters, and the Environment 3 cr.
WATS 1200 - Biodiversity and Sustainability 3 cr.
WELD 1010 - Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 cr.
WILD 2200 - Ecology of Our Changing World 3 cr.
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Meet placement requirements for Math and English.
This degree is offered through Utah State University Regional Campuses and follows the USU Regional Campus Tuition schedule. See Tuition & Payment for more information.
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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