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Program(s) Available: B.A.S.

Northwest is known for its stellar agriculture program. If you've ever considered studying agricultural science, look no further.

Why Study Agriculture at Northwest

We take hands-on to a whole new level. Northwest students access top-notch facilities and resources, including the Agricultural Learning Center, Center for Innovation and even our own University farm. We provide the full hands-on experience at the right price.

Northwest's agriculture program exposes students to all avenues of the industry, including agricultural economics, plant science, animal science and soils.  What makes us different from other schools? The facilities and expertise. 

The R.T. Wright University Laboratory Farm is a 448-acre facility that provides profession-based learning experience with livestock and crops. New in 2021, the 29,000-square-foot Agricultural Learning Center (ALC) houses classrooms, laboratories, exposition and office spaces. Our agriculture faculty are experts in the field and want to help you thrive in your academic journey.

For transfer students the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a flexible, individually tailored degree for students pursuing a vocational, technical or associate degree. Coursework for these degrees build on workplace skills and practical career training provided by an associate degree. Students may find a B.A.S. appealing for the following reasons:

  • Shorter time to degree by maximizing the transfer of vocational and technical courses toward a four-year degree
  • Requires fewer Northwest Core courses (general education courses)
  • A personalized and flexible degree plan
  • Cost-effective

Please note this program is not a traditional four-year program. It is structured for transfer students. Check out more on the benefits of our B.A.S. programs.

Career Ready

Career Ready

β€œIt feels like home. It feels like family. It feels like people care about you.” β€” Ryan Talkington

Career Opportunities

  • Estates manager
  • Farm manager
  • Plant breeder/geneticist
  • Soil scientist
  • Agricultural consultant

What Can I Do With a Major in Agriculture?

Agricultural Learning Center

Students gather for the meat science lab in the Agricultural Learning Center (ALC). The facility opened in 2021 and is where most ag courses occur.

Agricultural Learning Center

R.T. Wright Farm

R.T. Wright University Farm is a 448-acre facility that provides profession-based learning experiences with livestock and crops.

R.T. Wright Farm
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