The A.S. in Agriculture is designed to outline the freshman and sophomore years of study for students who plan to transfer to other four-year colleges and universities to major in the wide variety of fields related to agriculture.
Eastern operates a 4,000 acre farm as a living, outdoor laboratory that enables students to get real world experience that coordinates with classroom instruction.
There are seven options available with the Agriculture degree:
- Agriculture Communications - A study of the fundamentals of agriculture, news writing and communication methods, including careers and the role of the media in agriculture and related fields.
- Agriculture Education - Utilized to instruct secondary school and adult education classes, agriculture extension, as well as many government services.
- Agriculture Economics - A study of economics and business as it pertains to agriculture.
- Agronomy - The development and application of plant and soil sciences. These areas include biotechnology, business, crop and soil science, plant protection, range management and weed science.
- Animal Science - Concerned with the production and management of farm animals. Research in the selection, breeding, feeding and marketing of farm animals and developing improved methods of housing, sanitation, and parasite and disease control.
- Food Science - A discipline dedicated to providing people everywhere with safe, nutritious, high-quality and innovative foods.
- Pr-Veterinary Medicine - Designed to meet the specific requirements for transfer to a major college or university and then admission to a school of veterinary medicine.
Agriculture is one of the largest industries in the United States. It surpasses all other industries, not only in the number of persons it employs, but also in service to human needs. The opportunities for qualified persons are many, varied and attractive. Therefore, it is possible to be highly selective in the choice of an agriculture career. As agriculture continues to become more productive and high-tech, the need for trained college graduates will increase.
A college degree is an investment in your future. There are many lifelong benefits of a quality education that exceed the initial costs involved. Tuition and fees at Eastern Oklahoma State College are among the lowest in the nation. Plus, Eastern offers a variety of institutional scholarships, as well as agriculture-related scholarships for students who demonstrate high academic qualifications and financial need. Federal and state financial aid and grant opportunities are also available to help fund your education.
Apply now for admission to the Agriculture program.
Agriculture Division Dean
Baker Hall 100