Institute for Agriculture

Agricultural Studies – Bachelor’s in Applied Science Degree

Agriculture Bachelor's Degree Program

BVU’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in agricultural studies provides further educational opportunity for students who have earned an A.A.S. or A.S. By partnering with agriculture industry experts in the Midwest, students in BVU’s interdisciplinary agricultural studies program gain the expertise needed for both the agricultural business and agricultural science fields.

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Why Study Agriculture at BVU?


Industry Connections

With faculty that come from industry, we don’t just connect you with recruiters, we connect you with the movers and shakers in executive management roles, entrepreneurial endeavors, innovators.


Practical Focus

Your studies focus on real data. The theory and practices you learn will be put into action on our ag experiment station. Our faculty come from the industry and will help you build practical skills.


Whether you go into management or research, the median annual wage for those in agriculture is consistently above $60,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Every year 60,000 agriculture job openings require advanced skills or degrees... and only 35,000 new college graduates are there to fill these roles! With an agriculture degree from BVU, you will be in high demand.

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Building Valuable Connections

With a campus minutes from the agriculture industry, our faculty actively engage industry experts to bring an added layer of real-world context to the class topics within their courses. These interactions are not limited to just local experts, but extends worldwide.

Our faculty help facilitate other connections as well. Recently our students visited the John Deere Combine production facility to see how combines are built and to discuss production and financial management.

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MIKE NAIG, Class of 2000

Mike was appointed Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in March 2018, and attributes much of his success to his alma mater. He is committed to leading efforts to protect consumers, expanding economic opportunities for Iowans, and advocating in Iowa and around the globe. He is particularly dedicated to improving the state’s water quality, as well as embracing science and technology to conserve Iowa’s natural resources and to secure a safe and affordable food and energy supply.

Institute for Agriculture

The future of the world’s food and energy resources is being built right now. Become a part of it with an agriculture degree from BVU. Located in the heart of Midwest ag country, you’ll have opportunities at BVU that you can’t find at any other institution.

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Earn Your Degree From Anywhere

Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

    For Working Professionals

    You can earn your Bachelor of Agricultural Studies degree without leaving your community. Classes start six times per year, allowing you to focus and fit 8-week classes into your busy schedule at your convenience. BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

    Applied coursework emphasizes connections to your career and experiences.

      Agricultural Studies Courses

      • Agricultural Studies Courses

      Agricultural Studies Faculty

      Fredi Arias Garcia
      Dr. Fredi Arias
      Instructor of Agricultural Business
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      Rich Crow
      Rich Crow
      Director of Agriculture
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      Dr. Geoffrey Ecker
      Dr. Geoffrey Ecker
      Assistant Professor of Agronomy
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      Jennifer Hecht
      Ms. Jennifer Hecht
      Associate Professor of Accounting
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      Kevin Price
      Kevin Price
      Instructor of Management
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