Career facts

This Associate in Science degree program in Agricultural Sciences is designed for seamless transfer to the Bachelor in Science degree in Agriculture Business or Agriculture Ecology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and includes courses generally completed in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program.

Students should consult the catalog of the college or university to which they plan to transfer and carefully select courses which will meet requirements for both associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

 The agricultural sciences program prepares students interested in pre-veterinary medicine, animal production, plant production, agribusiness, food science, and education in any of these areas for transfer to four-year institutions. The foundations of scientific- and business-based agricultural practices are explored. People interested in careers in agriculture need to have experience in science, business, and communications.


Job Shadowing Mr. CardwellIn addition to the general education requirements, Agriculture students focus on Botany, Zoology, Entomology, Horticulture, Ag Leadership, Accounting, or Livestock electives.  


Ag Economics
Animal Production
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Who is a good fit?

 NOC Aggies working the Sheep Show
Students considering a degree in agriculture should enjoy working in an ever-changing environment. Good time management and organizational skills are a must. Many ag careers require students to be tech-savvy and have good interpersonal skills.  

2016-2025 OK labor market projections

Ag Economist - Bachelor's Degree
Median Salary - $38.52/hr.
Growth - 11%
10 year change in jobs - 10

Ag Sales - Bachelor's Degree
Median Salary - $28.05/hr.
Growth - 7%
10 year change in jobs - 380

Ag Teacher- Bachelor's Degree
Median Salary - $23.80/hr.
Growth - 5%
10 year change in jobs - 47

Soil and Plant Scientist - Bachelor's Degree
Median Salary - $23.48/hr.
Growth - 5%
10 year change in jobs - 6

Professional Organizations

OkACTE--Oklahoma Association of Career & Technical Education
OK Cattlemen's Association