Agricultural Science Emphasis

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.

Career Opportunities

Skills gained in the Agricultural Science emphasis area can be easily applied to many career areas including:

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Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty mentor 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 or 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 $607.50
AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 $607.50
AGB-235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 $586.50
AGP-333 Precision Farming Systems 3 $586.50
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3 $586.50
CNS-121 Environmental Conservation Course offered online 3 General education course $606.50

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Ole Cleveland
Bremer Hall 111C
319-296-2329 ext.1414
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Student Success Specialist

De'Carlos Anderson
Butler Hall 122
319-296-2329 ext.1228
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Business and Applied Technologies

Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
319-296-4042
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