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CASNR-BA-BS-Agricultural Science and Technology

Find a career where nature meets technology

From ancient achievements to today’s amazing advancements, the field of agriculture is discovering new ways to create ideal environments for animal and plant production. This program will provide a comprehensive look at these new techniques and technologies and allow you to dive deeper with four different tracks: Industry, Ornamental Horticulture, Teaching, and Agriculture, Food and Family.

Where It Is Offered Commerce

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required


Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED


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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: MAJORS/EMPHASIS



Available if you are a community college transfer student with an Associate of Applied Science degree in a specialized agricultural technology area. This emphasis offers you job opportunities in agriculture management and consultancy.

Ornamental Horticulture

Prepares you for a variety of exciting careers from golf courses to greenhouses or environmental agencies to major corporations. Horticulturists with knowledge in ornamental plants, turf grasses, soils and landscape design are in high demand, so you’ll see your opportunities grow.

Agriculture, Food and Family Option

Combines three critical aspects of our survival into an academic program leading to careers in production or public service. The program includes teacher certification coursework leading to the preparation of educators in Family and Consumer Sciences but also offers other avenues for working with families as well as the agriculture and food industries.


Focuses on competencies in technical and production agriculture as well as methods and techniques for teaching and planning courses. Additionally, you will learn to organize and conduct on-farm agricultural instruction and demonstration programs for schools and the community at large. Indoors or outdoors, you’ll spread important, life-sustaining skills to future generations.


  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Communication
  • Equine Science
  • Horticulture
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Food Studies
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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.03b Meet Our Faculty ReadyToEdit

Faculty Spotlight

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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS


A degree in agricultural sciences and technology will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Obtain principles and theories needed to manage agricultural and environmental technology.
  • Learn the application of information technology to agricultural and environmental systems.
  • Develop mathematical concepts and unit analysis skills associated with machinery and equipment, energy, and structural, environmental and natural resource systems.
  • Grow your knowledge of horticulture, soil science, plant identification, and plant propagation that can be applied to greenhouse, landscape and farm management.
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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.07 Careers


Agricultural science and technology students are provided on-the-job experience with internships in the rapidly growing agriculture-related areas of industry and business. All assignments are at an approved work situation under the supervision of a designated faculty member. Here you will apply your in-depth knowledge to the daily challenges found in the field.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Farm, Ranch or Agriculture Manager
Landscape Architect
Agricultural and Food Scientist

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

You will receive a comprehensive overview of how science and technology improve processes and outcomes in agriculture. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of either agricultural industries or ornamental horticulture via two emphases options.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including principles of management, intro to agriculture, and general chemistry
  • Core courses including agriculture economics, soil science, and farm and natural resources management
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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: Student Organizations

Student Organizations

The Agribusiness Club encourages fellowship among students in both agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics. We provide students with unique networking and professional opportunities and experiences.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.

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Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Agricultural Sciences & Technology (BS) :: — 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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