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Agriculture, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Fair Plain, MI, United States
Agriculture is more than just farming, it's knowledge, technology and processes that help feed the world! The Agriculture program of Andrews University is the only only Adventist agriculture program in North America. Not only will you gain knowledge and practical experience; you’ll learn through a lens of faith as caretakers of the earth.
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Overview

Why Agriculture at Andrews

  • The Agriculture program of Andrews University provides hands-on training in agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry. Your program can be tailored to your specific interests and career goals.
  • With a 4,000 tree Apple orchard and a 50 acre Vineyard. A proposed 50-acre agriculture education center. You will gain hands-on experience at scale.
  • The world is full of hungry people. Our degree in International Agriculture Development will give you the knowledge and experience to set up food production and sustainability systems in the developing areas of the world.

Careers in Agriculture

A college degree is important to set you apart and gain exposure to the best in agricultural knowledge. There are many careers available with our degrees: farmer, rancher, agricultural manager, dairy herdsman, agricultural/food scientist, agronomist, agribusiness owner, international agricultural developer and more. With a degree in agriculture, you will be set up to have a global impact!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Soil Science
  • Management of Agriculture Enterprises
  • iGrow
  • Plant Science
  • History of Landscape Architecture
  • Sustainable Agriculture Techniques

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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