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Agricultural Science (B.S.)

The Agricultural Science program at South Dakota State University offers students a practical, well-rounded education in agriculture. Because of their comprehensive background, Ag Science majors are placed in a wide variety of professional capacities in the agricultural industry, including sales, business, management, and production.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $ 372 per credit
Location: Brookings, United States/ Blended

Specific positions are determined in part by students’ academic coursework, internships, work experiences, and extracurricular involvement.

Often students seek this major because of a career goal to own or operate a farm or ranch. Additionally, students frequently select this major to explore their interest in agriculture.

This Agricultural Business program at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working in production agriculture.
  • Want flexibility in your education.
  • Seek broad understanding of various aspects of agriculture with the opportunity to complete multiple academic minors.
  • Want to work outdoors; enjoy hands-on active learning.
  • Have an interest in science in the agriculture industry; want to explore different career paths.

Courses included:

  • Farm and Ranch Management
  • Introduction to Animal Science and Lab
  • Introduction to Dairy Science and Lab
  • Crop Production and Lab
  • Soils and Lab
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Statistics

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Career Opportunities

  • Production Agriculture (Farmer/Rancher)
  • Agricultural Sales
  • Agronomist
  • Farm Manager
  • Entrepreneur

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