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Organic Agriculture Systems, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #290 (BCR) Pullman, WA, United States
Washington State University's major in Organic Agriculture Systems is the first of its kind to be offered in the United States. Students in this major take a diverse array of courses in natural, environmental, economic, and social sciences, as well as a number of courses focused on organic production practices.
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Overview

Significantly different than conventional agriculture, organic food production is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture. In many ways, Washington State has been a leader in this burgeoning new industry.

At the Washington State University we offer a bachelor degree Organic Agriculture Systems. Students wanting a hands-on degree experience thrive in the organic major. WSU has a four-acre certified organic teaching farm where students learn to produce certified organic vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers that they distribute through local food banks, on-campus food service, a 100-member CSA (community supported agriculture), and a local farmers’ market.

Emphasis is placed on gaining specific skills in organic agriculture along with a solid background in the agricultural sciences, including how to work with the complexity of agriculture and food systems. Together these will prepare you with knowledge specific to this fast-growing, dynamic field.

Learning Outcomes 

Here are a few of the aspects of organic and sustainable agriculture you can focus on:

  • Animal and dairy production
  • Economics and marketing
  • Crop production
  • Food science
  • Pest management
  • Soil management
  • Horticulture
  • Agricultural and resource economics
  • Agricultural technology and production management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Chemistry Related to Life Sciences
  • Cultivated Plants
  • Crop Growth & Development
  • Introduction to Agricultural and Food Systems
  • Organic Gardening and Farming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • English Proficiency
  • WSU International Admissions will review your application for admission using unofficial copies of transcripts from the secondary and post-secondary schools you have attended
  • When you send transcripts to the International Undergraduate Admissions Office at Washington State University, we will complete the credential/transcript evaluation for you. This is an important part of the admission process
  • As part of your application, you will need to provide verification of financial support for at least one year of tuition and expenses. This support may be provided through any combination of personal or sponsored funds

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12544 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5255 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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