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Agriculture and Natural Resources, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, KY, United States
Berea College is one of few liberal arts colleges in the United States to have an academic department in agriculture and natural resources (ANR). The curriculum of the Agriculture and Natural Resources program of Berea College provides all students with a sound foundation in ANR. It also provides flexible options to pursue training in particular areas of interest.
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ANR curriculum ensures that graduates know and understand scientific facts and principles regarding:

  • soils,
  • plants,
  • animals,
  • economics, and
  • ecology.

Learning Outcomes

Students of the Agriculture and Natural Resources program of Berea College will:

  • Know and understand scientific facts and principles pertaining to soils, plants, animals, economics, and ecology.
  • Have the ability to apply those facts and principles to the management of agriculture and natural resources systems.
  • Understand agriculture and natural resources within the broader societal contexts of culture, ecology, economics, politics, and history, as well as from different perspectives.
  • Be capable of studying and analyzing agricultural and natural-resource production systems to address problems or questions using appropriate scientific methods of planning, data collection, quantitative analysis, and, presentation.
  • Be able to locate, interpret, critically evaluate, synthesize, and present information through writing and speech.
  • Be able to apply appropriate technology for managing agriculture and natural resources
  • Examine and prepare for career opportunities in agriculture and natural resources, including graduate education.

ANR majors can gain unique practical experience working on the College’s educational farm. This includes:

  • beef cattle
  • hogs
  • poultry
  • aquaculture
  • field crops
  • horticulture

The work experience gained from the College Farm complements classroom learning. It also provides a real advantage to students through skill development and management training.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the ANR Program enter a diverse array of career fields including:

  • Livestock production
  • Horticultural production
  • Forestry
  • Pest management and entomology
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Research and teaching
  • Natural resources management
  • Cooperative extension

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:
  • Animal Science 
  • Plant Science 
  • Soil Science 
  • Farm Resource Management
  • Microbiology
  • Mammalogy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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