Majoring in Agriculture is an excellent way to prepare for careers in the agriculture industry. This program will provide students with a strong foundation in mathematics, biological and physical sciences, and an agricultural base of knowledge.  Students will learn to apply the knowledge and skills gained to help in solving problems that face agricultural production.

Begin your college career in the agriculture field at a small, friendly school that emphasizes academic excellence and also provides counseling, tutoring along with other support to help you succeed. You will have small class sizes, personal attention, and low tuition that could save you thousands of dollars on your education.  

The courses and degree are available both in-person and hybrid formats. 

The program is part of LSUE Online making it easier to begin or complete a post-secondary education through online degree programs, accelerated learning formats, and prior learning assessment.

Academic Area

Science and Mathematics
Science Building 207

About the Associate in Agriculture

What You'll Accomplish

Through your coursework, you will:

  • Earn an Associate of Science degree with a significant general education core

  • Take a variety of courses that can be tailored to your goals

  • Begin and complete a post-secondary education through online and hybrid degree courses, accelerated learning formats, and prior learning assessments

  • Develop your knowledge and skills

Degree Requirements - 60 Total Required Credits

For additional detailed information on coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog Curriculum.

Total Credits Required: 60

  • General Education Courses: 39

  • Additional Courses: 21

Major Courses

  • AGRI 1001 - Introduction to Agriculture

  • AGEC 1003 - Introduction to Agricultural Business

  • AGRO 2051 - Soil Science

  • ANSC 1011 - Introduction to Animal Science

  • ANSC 1048 - Introduction to Dairy Science

  • ANSC 1049 - Introduction to Poultry Science

  • ANSC 2133 - Growth and Development of Livestock

  • ENVS 1126 - Introduction to Environmental Sciences

  • HORT 2050 - General Horticulture

  • General Education Physical/Life Science sequence Cr. 6

  • General Education Physical/Life Science from area not previously selected Cr. 3

  • English Composition (6 hours)

  • Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning (6-12 hours)

  • Natural Sciences (9 hours)

  • Humanities (6 Hours Gen Ed + 0 - 15 Hours)

  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 hours)

  • Fine Arts (3 hours)


Job Market Outlook

Use this employment data from across the country to help inform your decision making.  The default location is Louisiana, but adjust the location as you like. 

This broad-based curriculum encompasses all areas of agriculture and offers you unique opportunities for professional and leadership development, hands-on learning across the state, and participation in faculty-led research.