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Agricultural Operation's Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Montana State University-Northern's Agricultural Operations degree gives you the background you need to pursue a career in ag management. The agricultural education program is offered as both a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Agricultural Technology and a four-year Agricultural Operations Technology Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.

  • Be ready for a career in a huge and diverse industry that's in the midst of significant change.
  • Learn the fundamentals of agricultural education so you can work with people, animals, plants, technology, and machinery.
  • Study at an agriculture school that's located in the heart of Montana's ranching and farming land.
  • The AAS degree meets all requirements for the first two years of the Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Operations Technology, forming a two plus two-year degree program.

Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Operations: Ready to work.

  • Complete MSU-Northern agriculture school coursework that integrates agricultural sciences, agribusiness, and related applied technologies.
  • Prepare to enter a complex and growing career field.
  • Gain experience with an employment-friendly combination of hands-on training and comprehensive ag education.

Agricultural Operations Faculty: Experienced. Student-Focused.

  • Explore the changing world of agricultural operations with MSU-N professors who have decades of experience both in the classroom and in practical understanding of the course material.
  • Go further with your agricultural education thanks to faculty who support students with one-on-one advising.
  • Join the MSU-Northern Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) club, an award-winning group that sends teams to national competitions under the leadership of the ag school professors.

Agricultural Operations Courses: Research-based. Current Practices.

  • Plant and Animal Science – Understand best practices for establishing and maintaining healthy production cycles in farming and ranching.
  • Agriculture Technology – Learn how to use new technology to make the most of ag production, including Global Positioning Systems, Geographic Information Systems, and other computer-based techniques.
  • Operations Management – Become familiar with principles of ag management with classes on Agricultural Marketing & Economics, Economic Development in Rural Areas, Commodity Marketing, and Trends & Issues in Agriculture.
  • Cooperative Education – Practice agriculture school skills in real life when you participate in cooperative education; work in your field and gain experience and earn money at the same time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Agricultural Plant Science
  • Ag Marketing
  • Introduction to Farm Management
  • Introduction to Agricultural Computing
  • Crop Production
  • Agricultural Pest Management
  • Range Livestock Production
  • Rangeland Management
  • Business Principles and Practice
  • Ag Commodity Marketing
  • Soil & Water Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Agriculture Technology Management

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 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.

General Requirements

  • International Application. 
  • A US$30 non-refundable fee
  • Statement of Financial Support.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Educational Credentials.
  • Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language programs
  • Immunization Records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Havre

  • 843 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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