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
$331 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
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 winter 2022, the deadline to apply is Nov. 1, and classes start Jan. 3.


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:

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

Pre-veterinary medicine

Visit our veterinary medicine course sequences webpage to see a list of prerequisite courses that are delivered online by Ecampus and are accepted by OSU's Carson College of Veterinary Medicine. If your goal includes pre-vet coursework, please be sure to consult with your desired program to ensure transferability of classes.

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 into OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the Single Course Search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

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 to operate in your state.

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