Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$350 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. Agricultural Sciences – Online

If applying as a postbaccalaureate student for summer 2024, the deadline to apply is May 1, and classes start June 24.


As an Oregon State agricultural sciences major, you'll work with your academic advisor to construct a detailed degree plan that provides a strong knowledge base in the world of agriculture that also aligns with your career goals.

Required classes in this online program reflect an agricultural core, consisting of soil science, leadership and management in agriculture, accounting or statistics, agricultural or environmental law, biology, chemistry, and agricultural sciences and natural resources communications.

Additional credits in agriculture are applied toward an intentional program of study, which can include coursework from departments housed under the College of Agricultural Sciences. For example, with a focus on plant systems you may choose coursework in horticulture, soil science and applied economics to also learn the business end of industry.

You can also apply study abroad and internship credits toward your degree program.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which must be upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your agricultural sciences degree, including:

Honors degree online

As an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you can apply to earn an honors degree online in your academic major. Earning this prestigious degree gives you the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research, complete a comprehensive thesis experience and engage in co-curricular activities.

Sample course topics

  • Native American agriculture
  • Agricultural sciences and natural resources communications
  • Business management in agriculture
  • Agricultural law
  • Leadership development
  • World food crops
  • Environmental law
  • Introductory animal/rangeland sciences
  • Organic farming and gardening
  • Environmental economics and policy

Transfer credit

Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

Oregon State Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse offering of minors online. Combine your agricultural sciences degree with a leadership minor, or merge your major studies with a minor in agricultural sciences and natural resources communications to enhance your essential people skills and create a more powerful résumé for today’s job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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