Agricultural Science A.A.S.

Agricultural Science Professor Jen Gilbert Jenkins holds a handful of soil as she teaches about soil sampling

Grow your future.

The SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in agricultural science offers four options that blend science and technology in practical, employable ways: animal science; general transfer; agronomy; and agricultural technology.

Animal Science Option

If you are interested in the equine or dairy industry or in a pre-veterinary program, the animal science option prepares you for successful transfer to a four-year program. You can pursue your personal interests with elective courses in basic sciences, animal science, agronomy and agricultural business.

General Transfer Option

Expand your elective courses with the general transfer option, which helps you build a solid foundation before pursuing further study in agricultural education, cooperative extension, plant sciences, pre-veterinary studies or general agriculture.

Like many of our agricultural science students, you may choose to continue your studies in four-year programs at Morrisville in agricultural business development (B.B.A.), dairy management (B.Tech.), equine science (B.Tech.), horticulture business management (B.Tech.), renewable energy (B.Tech.), renewable resources technology (B.Tech.), or other programs outside agriculture.

Agronomy (Crops and Soils) Option

If you want to enter the agricultural services or crop production industries directly following graduation, the agronomy (crops and soils) option will teach you about the production of food crops for human consumption and livestock production, as well as the scientific study of the soil.

Agricultural Technology Option

If you plan to work directly after graduation and your interest includes technology in a science-oriented program, the agricultural technology option allows you to take additional courses in information technology. You will receive a broad-based education by exploring a variety of subject areas in agriculture and natural resources, and you’ll work closely with an advisor to develop a schedule that works for you.

Each of these options are enhanced through a variety of applied learning opportunities, including our Four Seasons Farm, a certified organic farm operated and maintained by the college's horticulture department that provides hands-on educational experience through year-round crop production. 

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