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Agricultural Science (A.S.)

Do you love working outdoors?

Ready to help feed the world? Agriculture is South Dakota’s #1 industry – and South Dakota State University leads the nation for innovation in agricultural science. Unlike a two-year tech school, we’re a land-grant university with a 140-year mission for agricultural research and extension. Start with your online Agricultural Science degree and get right to work, or choose to continue on to earn your bachelor’s degree. This flexible, affordable degree is tailored to fit your lifestyle.

Go further with Agricultural Science.



Personalize Your Path

Your advisor will work with you to shape your course of study with electives that match your career goals – including animal science, environmental science, ag business and more.



100% Online

Choose to complete your A.S. degree with fully online coursework – or create a hybrid schedule with hands-on, in-person classes.



Exciting Career Opportunities

Farmer. Rancher. Animal technician. Local cooperative employee. Entry-level agri-business sales. Chart your course in production agriculture.



Flexible and Affordable

Talk about a smart investment! You can pursue your online SDState Associate of Science degree in Agricultural Science from anywhere.

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“SDSU’s 100% online degree program gives me the flexibility I need to balance work and school. I can learn on my time.”

Steven F.

Recent A.S. Agricultural Science Graduate

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