48 months
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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The Agricultural Science program at South Dakota State University offers students a practical, well-rounded education in agriculture. Because of their comprehensive background, Ag Science majors are placed in a wide variety of professional capacities in the agricultural industry, including sales, business, management, and production.

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Specific positions are determined in part by students’ academic coursework, internships, work experiences, and extracurricular involvement.

Often students seek this major because of a career goal to own or operate a farm or ranch. Additionally, students frequently select this major to explore their interest in agriculture.

This Agricultural Science program at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working in production agriculture.
  • Want flexibility in your education.
  • Seek broad understanding of various aspects of agriculture with the opportunity to complete multiple academic minors.
  • Want to work outdoors; enjoy hands-on active learning.
  • Have an interest in science in the agriculture industry; want to explore different career paths.

Career Opportunities

  • Production Agriculture (Farmer/Rancher)
  • Agricultural Sales
  • Agronomist
  • Farm Manager
  • Entrepreneur

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Farm and Ranch Management 
  • Crop Production and Lab 
  • Soils and Lab
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Survey of Animal Nutrition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

    Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

    • Academic Records
    • English Language Proficiency
    • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 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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