Bachelor of Science Degrees in Agricultural Science

Compare 30 Bachelor of Science Programs in Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science

Most students start their higher education by pursuing a bachelor degree. Earning this degree represents a mastery of the fundamentals of a field and serves as a prerequisite for more advanced degrees. A Bachelor of Science prepares students for careers in the scientific field.

What is a BSc in Agricultural Science? This is a multidiscipline area of study that encompasses many different aspects of agriculture. Because it is so broad, it may be necessary to focus your studies around whichever area you are most interested in working. Courses usually include the study of animal science, soil and pesticides, ecology, natural resources management, basic horticulture, and sometimes landscape. There are many ways to apply a Bachelor in Agricultural Science, so there are many ways to focus your study.

Students who choose to study agriculture science benefit from the broad nature of their field, leaving them free to explore many different areas of agriculture to find the area that appeal to them. The education gained with a bachelor offers advantages when seeking jobs in agriculture.

The tuition and fees that you will have to pay to earn a bachelor degree vary. Before you enroll in a program, be sure to do your research for expenses. The program details, school, and length of study will all influence how much it will cost to earn your degree.

There are many careers that can be attained after studying agricultural science, most of which deal directly with agriculture. These include farmers, land-use planners, policy makers, agricultural consultants, and positions in international development. Whatever career you choose, you will likely be helping expand the world’s food source, helping create a stronger future. It is possible to work with government agencies, independent companies, or non-profit organizations.

To start focusing your interest in agriculture, take an agricultural science program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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B.S. in Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of Delaware
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Newark

By choosing courses in Animal and Food Sciences; Applied Economics and Statistics; Entomology and Wildlife Ecology; and Plant and Soil Sciences, students gain practical experience in the various subjects that make up the field of agriculture and natural resources. [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. FEED THE WORLD, PROTECT THE PLANET We offer an interdisciplinary major with the same name as our college. There has never been a more immediate and pressing need for agriculture and natural resource professionals than now. The field of agriculture and natural resources needs generalists to educate others, and address real-world problems of feeding the world and protecting the planet. With a working farm right on main campus, students have unparalleled access to a 350-acre classroom, where they gain practical experience by actively testing their knowledge in real-world settings. Students regularly engage with faculty from each of the college’s departments for hands-on experiences, research opportunities and connections to communities. What’s special about this program? Students in the major experience all that the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has to offer. By choosing courses in Animal and Food Sciences; Applied Economics and Statistics; Entomology and Wildlife Ecology; and Plant and Soil Sciences, students gain practical experience in the various subjects that make up the field of agriculture and natural resources. Students have flexibility in their curriculum, allowing them to sample different areas while making them appealing to employers looking for graduates with diverse backgrounds in agriculture and natural resources. AREAS OF STUDY Wildlife Conservation & Ecology Insects and Society Food for Thought Animals, Science & Society Crop Science Soil Science Statistics Economics of Agriculture and Natural Resources CAREER OPTIONS Poultry Company Management Agricultural Research Crop Consulting Animal Care Environmental Control Farm Manager Cooperative Extension Agent Agricultural... [-]

Bachelor in Agriculture Science

Northwest Missouri State University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 USA Maryville

The Agricultural Science major at Northwest is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a career in a variety of agricultural-related occupations and farm operations. This major provides an opportunity to explore interests in agriculture. Students will gain the fundamental skills in agricultural economics, plant science, animal science and soils. [+]

The Agricultural Science major at Northwest is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a career in a variety of agricultural-related occupations and farm operations. This major provides an opportunity to explore interests in agriculture. Students will gain the fundamental skills in agricultural economics, plant science, animal science and soils. Career Opportunities More than 94% of students who graduated with a degree in agriculture science obtained employment or continued their education within six months after graduation. The following is a listing of common positions for graduates with an agricultural science major: Agricultural Journalist Environmental Science Farm Manager Production Agriculture Sales Representative *Based on self-reported data in recent years. Learning Resources R.T. Wright University Laboratory Farm is a 448-acre facility that provides profession-based learning experience with livestock and crops. Profession-Based Learning Experiences Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad. The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions. Students of from the agriculture school have studied in Puerto Rico, Ireland and Germany. Internships Although internships are not required in the agricultural science major, they are highly encouraged to gain hands-on, real-world experience. Requirements 55 Credit Hours Agricultural science prepares students for a wide variety of positions in agriculture and agriculturally-related occupations,... [-]

B.S. in Agriculture

University of Hawaii, Hilo
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Hilo

This track of study provides students with a variety of animal science courses as well as important courses in agriculture so that they will be better qualified for the job market. [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. B.S. in Agriculture This track of study provides students with a variety of animal science courses as well as important courses in agriculture so that they will be better qualified for the job market. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to work with livestock on farms and ranches or to obtain positions in the livestock industry or related fields. Former students have taken positions at livestock farms, dairies, ranches, equestrian centers, experiment stations, quarantine stations, veterinary clinics, and zoos. Employment opportunities also exist with government agencies and with livestock and feed companies. Student Learning Outcomes Students will achieve a working knowledge of biology, chemistry, and mathematics as a foundation for further studies. Students will achieve a basic understanding in the different animal science disciplines and be able to apply this knowledge to effectively manage and care for livestock. Students will have experiential learning opportunities with farm animals through routine hands-on laboratories held at the UH Hilo Agricultural Farm Laboratory. When available, field trips to local farms and ranches will also provide learning opportunities with farm animals. Students will gain hands-on experience with livestock to help enhance their competitiveness in future studies and careers. Students will use and refine their communication skills in various classes. Students will develop and apply their computer skills to agricultural examples. B.S. in Agriculture: Group 1: General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements. Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation... [-]

Transfer Bachelor in Agriculture and Crop Science

Ancilla College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Donaldson

Take your first two years of Agriculture here at Ancilla College and transfer to a four-year school to finish out the bachelor's degree. Or, go straight to the workforce, starting your career on one of the many farms in our area or in the corporate farming industry. [+]

Take your first two years of Agriculture here at Ancilla College and transfer to a four-year school to finish out the bachelor's degree. Or, go straight to the workforce, starting your career on one of the many farms in our area or in the corporate farming industry. We have agreements with nearly 20 four-year schools that guarantee qualified applicants placement and relationships with local businesses to help you get work. Why an Agriculture Degree? Agriculture has many, many different career options. Agriculture is about understanding biology and plant life, crops and biosystems, food and food safety, food science, production and sustainability in addition to cows, plows, farms, and farming. An associate degree in this field will help qualify you for the breadth of modern-day agriculture, helping you thrive in this vibrant career field. Agriculture is a new program at Ancilla College, available now for registration. Apply! Classes include: AGRI 101 — Fundamentals of Horticulture AGRI 102 — Introduction to Animal Agriculture AGRI 104 — Introduction to Agricultural Systems AGRI 105 — Soil Sciences and Crop Production AGRI 203 — Agriculture Microeconomics AGRI 230 — Management Methods in Agriculture Business Suggested Schedule of Classes Usual First Semester Courses Microeconomics in Agribusiness Usual Second Semester Courses Soil Sciences and Crop Production Third semester Biology of Companion Animal Animal Science (Physiology of Domestic Farm Animals) Fourth Semester Zoology What are my career options with this program? Farmer Seed technician Inspector Farming industry analyst Conservation officer Food scientist Landscaper Commodities trader [-]

Animal, Dairy, Poultry Sciences

Louisiana State University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Baton Rouge

The School of Animal Sciences offers programs in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences (animal, dairy, and poultry curriculum) that provide individuals with a broad educational background tailored to meet their needs and aptitudes. Such preparation provides graduates with employment opportunities in all phases of animal, dairy and poultry production, processing, distribution, marketing, research and teaching. Preparatory curricula also are provided for subsequent training at the graduate level or in veterinary medicine. [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences (Animal Science Area, Dairy Production Area, Dairy Foods Technology Area, Poultry Science Area, Science and Technology Area, and Preveterinary Medicine) The School of Animal Sciences offers programs in animal, dairy, and poultry sciences (animal, dairy, and poultry curriculum) that provide individuals with a broad educational background tailored to meet their needs and aptitudes. Such preparation provides graduates with employment opportunities in all phases of animal, dairy and poultry production, processing, distribution, marketing, research and teaching. Preparatory curricula also are provided for subsequent training at the graduate level or in veterinary medicine. Qualified undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Internship Program with well-paid stipends. This program integrates academic experience on campus with work experience off campus, providing a total educational experience that prepares the student for responsible participation in industry following graduation. Students take basic courses during the first two years and follow a selected area of concentration during the junior and senior years. Within each area of concentration, students select approved and free electives. Students interested in choosing an approved minor can take the suggested courses for the minor as part of approved and free electives. See the listing of College of Agriculture minors for details. Prior to entering the program, students are encouraged to consult a counselor for guidance in scheduling courses. Those students interested in entering the School of Veterinary Medicine must take BIOL 1201 and 1208, 1202 and 1209,... [-]

Bachelor in Forestry

Paul Smith's College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Paul Smiths

Bachelors Degree in Forestry - Built on a longstanding Adirondack tradition, forestry education at Paul Smith’s College equips students with a foundation of technical, field-based and applied education that combines theory and practice. [+]

Bachelors Degree in Forestry Built on a longstanding Adirondack tradition, forestry education at Paul Smith’s College equips students with a foundation of technical, field-based and applied education that combines theory and practice. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in three concentrations: Ecological Forest Management prepares students for positions with government forestry agencies, forestry consulting firms and non-governmental organizations. Forestry Operations is a fit for students interested in working for forest-products companies or running their own forest-products firm. Forest Biology is ideal for students who plans to continue to graduate school and specialize in a field such as forest ecology or forest entomology. All forestry graduates complete a rigorous curriculum that also includes coursework in communications, liberal arts and sciences to develop an ethic of citizenship and a current mix of marketable professional skills. It’s easy to switch between concentrations during the first year. ACCREDITED BY THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS Paul Smith’s Colleges A.A.S. in Forest Technology and B.S. in Forestry degree programs are both accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Key Facts A.A.S. degree B.S. degree 121 credit hours (minimum) required 40+ credits must be in 300/400 level courses 60+ credits must be in the liberal arts and sciences Paul Smith’s Colleges A.A.S. in Forest Technology and B.S. in Forestry degree programs are both accredited by the Society of American Foresters Career Options Forestry Technician Procurement Forester Log Buyer Wildland Firefighter Logger Forest Products Industry Required Courses Core Forestry Required Courses: Intro to Forestry; Dendrology; Forest Production Processes; Forest Health;... [-]

BSc (Hons) in Aquaculture

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This innovative course, will train you in all subjects appropriate to global aquaculture. Aquaculture - or aquatic agriculture - is much more than ‘fish farming’ and includes culture of species such as prawns, shrimps, mussels, oysters, crocodiles, turtles and algae. Aquaculture already produces more than half of all of the fish consumed globally. [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. This innovative course, will train you in all subjects appropriate to global aquaculture. Aquaculture - or aquatic agriculture - is much more than ‘fish farming’ and includes culture of species such as prawns, shrimps, mussels, oysters, crocodiles, turtles and algae. Aquaculture already produces more than half of all of the fish consumed globally. The Institute of Aquaculture is the largest multi-disciplinary aquaculture department in the world, with 100 staff and 110 postgraduate students, and has a practical involvement in industry through its own fish farms, marine station and many commercial activities. There are especially strong links with research and development organisations worldwide. This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects What makes us different? The Institute of Aquaculture is uniquely placed in its field and there are no other Aquaculture Honours degree courses in the UK underpinned by the wealth of expertise and resources offered by this course at the University of Stirling. We also allow movement between this course and the Marine Biology stream until mid-way through the Year 3. Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma: 35 points Essential subjects: To include Biology and one of Environmental Science, Geography or Geology. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year... [-]

Bachelor in Agricultural Science

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

The program provides you with a background in all phases of agriculture and specialized courses, which allows you to expand your knowledge in an area of interest. [+]

The program provides you with a background in all phases of agriculture and specialized courses, which allows you to expand your knowledge in an area of interest. Why Choose Agriculture-Business at UCM? Area 1: Agribusiness Management UCM has a university farm that consists of 260 acres. The farm is used as a teaching laboratory for students. The farm maintains a registered herd of Simmental cattle to broaden the scope of animal science involvement. The farm participates in a leasing program with John Deere to provide students with the opportunity to experience the current technology available in the area of agricultural equipment. UCM has a shooting range that offers students and the community opportunities in wildlife conservation and sporting clays. What will I study? You will learn by doing through such opportunities as assisting in agronomic field test plot research, helping with variety testing trials, raising plants for a Horticulture Club sale, working with HeatWatch cattle estrus and ultra-sound pregnancy monitoring systems, welding or repairing tractors, and plotting cattle futures. Courses include: Animal Breeding or Plant Breeding and Genetics Animal Husbandry Global Agriculture Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Related areas of concentration: Animal Sciences Crop and Soil Science Horticultural Science What can I do with a degree in Agriculture-Business? Ag Business Technician Commodity Trader Farm Manager Quality Control Technician Risk Management Consultant How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Agriculture-Business, there are several opportunities to... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science

William Woods University
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 USA Fulton

The first university in the United States to offer a four-year degree in equestrian science, William Woods has been the name to know in equestrian studies since 1924. The William Woods University Equestrian Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science combines a strong theoretical foundation with the riding, teaching, training and business skills you will need for a successful equine career as a trainer, teacher or stable manager in the... [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science The first university in the United States to offer a four-year degree in equestrian science, William Woods has been the name to know in equestrian studies since 1924. The William Woods University Equestrian Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science combines a strong theoretical foundation with the riding, teaching, training and business skills you will need for a successful equine career as a trainer, teacher or stable manager in the booming $112 billion equine industry. Our large, modern equestrian complex will provide you with an excellent educational experience in both classroom and field. Our traditional approach to horsemanship involves the four disciplines of dressage, hunter/jumper, saddle seat and western. Essential skills you will learn include: Small business fundamentals The anatomy of movement Digestive physiology and feeding programs Proper farrier methods and variations of shoeing Breed/type evaluation for performance and conformation Logistics of teaching and managing a lesson program Overview of the horse industry and employment opportunities Equine health and first aid Day-to-day care of horses Designing and managing a stable Advanced business practices for a horse opetion Riding and teaching techniques for the four disciplines: dressage, hunter/jumper, saddle seat and western. Organizations Get more involved with other students who share your interests through the five equestrian organizations on campus, open to all students regardless of major. There is a club for each seat: dressage, hunter/jumper, saddle seat and western. Each of these clubs has its own personality and activities, and they... [-]

BSc in Forestry

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Flagstaff

Our program helps you become well qualified to address the impacts that management decisions and practices have on all resources, including timber, wildlife, range, water, recreation, and scenic beauty. [+]

For more than four decades, Northern Arizona University has been developing and refining a distinctive forest management major designed to instill in you an awareness of the complexities inherent in contemporary wildland management and to help you develop as an involved citizen as well as a professional land manager. Our program helps you become well qualified to address the impacts that management decisions and practices have on all resources, including timber, wildlife, range, water, recreation, and scenic beauty. This program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry? Are you happiest when you're outdoors? Would you like to protect the environment for future generations? Learn how at Northern Arizona University. Through work in the School of Forestry, you will learn to become a competent professional forester and land steward. Learn all aspects of forest ecosystems and their management. Graduate prepared for a career in the private sector or with a public land management agency. Here, you will experience innovative and holistic approaches to understanding forestry. Our professional core (four semesters of integrated study) will allow you to build a lasting career and personal relationships. The School of Forestry is a national and international leader in natural resource education and forest research, with a deep commitment to understanding and protecting the environment. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Private timber or consulting companies State departments of forestry State land departments U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service With further education, one... [-]

BSc in Agriculture and Food

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The BSc study program in Agriculture and Food represents the first level of university studies. The concept of the program allows scientific understanding of biological principles of agriculture, orientation in current agricultural technology, and obtaining basic knowledge on the quality and processing of agricultural products and food. [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. The BSc study program in Agriculture and Food represents the first level of university studies. The concept of the program allows scientific understanding of biological principles of agriculture, orientation in current agricultural technology, and obtaining basic knowledge on the quality and processing of agricultural products and food. The first half of the studies is focused on applied sciences and relationships between the environment and agricultural practices in both crop and animal production. In the second part of the study program, the students are encouraged to use their developing knowledge and skills to identify practical problems of the production systems to meet the production, economic and environmental goals, as well as the quality of agricultural products and food safety. Graduates obtain a very comprehensive and wide background which provides flexibility on the labour-market or running of their own business. [-]

BSc in Sustainable Agriculture

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Campus October 2018 Germany Kleve

Since the Winter Semester 2010 / 2011 the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences offers the English language course of study Sustainable Agriculture [+]

BSc in Sustainable Agriculture

Since the Winter Semester 2010 / 2011 the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences offers the English language course of study Sustainable Agriculture at their campus location in Kleve. In this path of study the agriculture and horticulture production systems are analyzed and evaluated as a part of the value chain with regard to their sustainability. As an outcome optimization strategies target all the three major areas of sustainability: environmental stewardship, economic profitability and social responsibility.

Key global issues including climate change with changing weather conditions, increasing land degradation and loss of biodiversity will be dealt with as well as the questions of world nourishment, the strong price fluctuations for agricultural products and revenue assurance for farmers and gardeners in a globalised world. At the same time production systems of different value chains from food production to ornamental plants production to renewable raw materials production are looked at and evaluated with different approaches and methods regarding their sustainability in their environmental, economical and social terms. The resulting ethical issues are also addressed in the courses.... [-]


B.S. in Agriculture

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Richmond

Agriculture accounts for about 20% of the US economy Projections indicate there will not be enough graduates in Agriculture to meet the demand [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. Degree Concentrations B.S. in Agriculture with concentrations in: Agribusiness Management Agricultural Energy Systems Management Agronomy, Soils and Natural Resources Animal Science A.A.S. in Agriculture with concentrations in: Agricultural Systems Management Agribusiness Management Livestock Management Minor with concentrations in: Agriculture Soils You may also be interested in: Horticulture Agriculture Education Pre-Veterinary Medicine Who Would be Interested in Agriculture? Students who: Want to be part of the solution to the world's biggest problems Enjoy the outdoors and want to be connected to nature Are interested in a field with a good job outlook Have a broad view of the world yet understand the importance of specific knowledge Prefer to have hands-on experience along with solid academic training Why Agriculture? Agriculture accounts for about 20% of the US economy Projections indicate there will not be enough graduates in Agriculture to meet the demand The faculty in the department are committed to the professional growth and development of our students Classes are small and students often speak of the family atmosphere While fewer people work directly in production activities, many options and opportunities exist for graduates such as: Entrepreneurs Agricultural Services Multinational Corporations Graduate Studies Internships are also available with a wide array of employers What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to this Program? There is no need to have a farm background! Students may select any of the Agriculture options upon applying to the university. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? Agency Manager, Kentucky Farm Bureau Graduate Student, University... [-]

BSc Equine Science

Hartpury College, University of West England
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Gloucester + 1 more

The BSc (Hons) Equine Science is the longest running degree course at Hartpury College and its success has been largely due to the broad range of subjects offered within the degree. [+]

BSc Equine Science  

 

“Tailor your subject choices to meet your career aspirations”

The BSc (Hons) Equine Science is the longest running degree course at Hartpury College and its success has been largely due to the broad range of subjects offered within the degree. As well as core topics such as anatomy and physiology and animal health, the wide range of optional subject areas allows you to tailor your degree to your career interests or subject strengths. Optional modules available to you include comparative subjects, such as animal genetics or animal microbiology, applied subjects, such as equine behaviour, stud management or equine therapy and advanced research based topics such as sports medicine and equine biomechanics.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Writtle College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

This unique course offers a combination of academic and professional skills that will enable the successful student to enter a career in equine massage. [+]

BScs in Agricultural Science. This unique course offers a combination of academic and professional skills that will enable the successful student to enter a career in equine massage. The course rigorously takes the student through anatomy and physiology of the horse and relates structure to function through modules such as saddle fitting and farriery, exercise physiology and biomechanics. The course also encompasses a range of complementary therapies, rehabilitation and performance for the horse, equine sports medicine and behaviour & welfare. It is delivered by a range of experienced tutors including our Veterinary Physiotherapist and McTimoney musculoskeletal therapist. The professional aspect of the course is delivered by Equinenergy; it is optional and incurs an additional subsidised fee. The Equinenergy course is delivered prior to the students returning to the third year of the degree and is supported by an equine massage and performance therapy module to enable students to complete their portfolio of evidence, under supervision. Assessment Methods The BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence. Assignments Examinations Anatomy workbooks Laboratory reports Rehabilitation case study reports Poster presentations Practical assessment of both yard competence and skills related to sports therapy Dissertation Learning & Teaching Methods The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course. The students experience a range of learning and teaching methods which combine lecture sessions reinforced by relevant practicals. Practical application of Equine Therapies such as massage, trigger point therapy, stretching and... [-]