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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 AAS or AS. 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 should I earn an agricultural studies degree?

Longevity

Experts in agriculture will always be necessary—especially as the industry becomes more high-tech. 

Relevance

Tackle important issues by finding more efficient ways to deliver the world’s fuel. 

Profit

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.

What I Can Do With an Agricultural Studies Degree

  • Agricultural business/technology
  • Sustainable energy/renewable energy
  • Agricultural finance
  • Commodities trading
     

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Why study agriculture at BVU?

Track Record

At BVU, our alumni have gone on to accomplish great things in agriculture. Most recently, Mike Naig, a 2000 BVU graduate, was appointed the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. In this position, he is dedicated to improving the state’s water quality as well as using science and technology to conserve Iowa’s resources for a more reliable food and energy supply. 

They Support Us, So We Can Support You

With generous funding in both our business and science departments, agriculture studies majors have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology as well as travel to unique locations, gaining valuable experiences that set them apart in the job market.

Learn more about our Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Resource 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.

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Learn Completely Online

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.

    Learn at a BVU Site

    You can earn your Bachelor of Agricultural Studies degree without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment – we accept 100% of transfer credits from these partner colleges.

      Transfer to BVU

      BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

      Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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      Agricultural Studies Courses

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      Financial Aid & Scholarships

      We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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      Agricultural Studies Faculty

      Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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      Transfer Your Credits

      Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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      Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

      With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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