B.Sc. On Campus

Agricultural Studies

Iowa State University

48 months
25832 USD/year
24136 USD/year
8324 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For undergraduate curricula in agriculture and life sciences education, and Agricultural Studies, leading to the degree of bachelor of science at Iowa State University, see College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Curricula.


About this Degree

The department offers two curricula for students desiring to enter careers in agriculture and related fields. These curricula are agriculture and life sciences education and agricultural studies. The agricultural and life sciences education curriculum prepares persons for careers as agricultural education instructors, and educational specialists for industry, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. The agriculture and life sciences education curriculum has two options, teacher certification and communications. The agricultural studies curriculum has two options, production and management and multidisciplinary.  Students are prepared for careers in production agriculture and agricultural industry. Graduates of both curricula accept positions in agricultural business, industry, agencies, and production agriculture.

Agricultural Studies graduates from Iowa State University will have a broad base of agricultural knowledge, and will be skilled in decision making, planning, organizing, presenting, and evaluating information. Through the successful completion of the required coursework, active participation in clubs and organizations, and the acquisition of technical skills and experiences associated with work experiences, internships, and international travel, graduates of our baccalaureate programs meet the university, college, and departmental outcomes in the following nine areas:

  • professional, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communications
  • problem solving and critical thinking
  • leadership
  • entrepreneurship
  • life-long learning
  • ethics
  • environmental awareness
  • U.S. diversity
  • international perspectives.

Programme Structure


  • Financial Accounting
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Career Seminar
  • Farm Management and Operation
  • Agricultural Law
  • Soil Science
  • Crop Development, Production and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Iowa State operates on rolling admission. We strongly recommend that you apply at least six to eight weeks in advance.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ACT composite (or converted SAT) score x 3+
    • Cumulative GPA x 30
    • Number of years of high school core courses x 5
    • In addition to the high school course requirements listed above, students applying for admission to the College of Engineering must complete two years of a single foreign language. Students applying for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete a third year of social studies and two years of a single foreign language.
    • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) applicants are welcome to enroll at Iowa State University. The specific GED score requirements for admission depend upon when the GED test was taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12916 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    24136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12068 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4162 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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