Agricultural Science Liberal Arts Area of Interest

Students studying agricultural science will gain knowledge in agronomy, agriculture markets, precision farming systems, soil science, and animal industry.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

  • Hawkeye’s 225-acre Farm Lab: Learn farm management, animal production, and crop production skills.

  • Precision Technology: Use the latest farm equipment and technology, including global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and unmanned aerial vehicles in crop production and land management.

  • Conferences and Workshops: Expand your knowledge and leadership skills at the Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Conference, World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue Symposium, Agribusiness Association of Iowa Showcase, and the Iowa State University Crops Clinics.

Transfer Information

You can transfer your Agricultural Science coursework to the Iowa State University or Northwest Missouri State University and continue your education in agricultural studies, agronomy, agricultural business, and agricultural systems technology. Hawkeye also has transfer relationships with South Dakota State University, University of Wisconsin—Platteville, Upper Iowa University, and Morningside College.

Work closely with a program advisor for approved agriculture courses, to ensure courses transfer, and that you meet program requirements for the college or university of your choice.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Science (AS)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Agricultural Science Transfer Courses
AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy 3 $639.00
AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 $624.00
AGB-235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 $603.00
AGP-333 Precision Farming Systems 3 $603.00
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3 $603.00
CNS-121 Environmental Conservation O 3 $623.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

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