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Degree Programs in Agriculture

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GBC offers a programs in agriculture to meet a variety of academic and career objectives. Following is a brief description of each program. Click on the program name for details about degree requirements and suggested class sequences.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Agriculture:

This degree is designed for those students who are interested in getting a broad associate’s degree in agriculture but are not necessarily interested in transferring to a 4-year institution. This degree prepares students for careers such as farm and ranch management, natural resource technician, and agricultural sales and service.

Associate of Arts (AA) - Agriculture:

This degree is tailored to students interested in continuing their education and pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. The pattern of study is designed to provide an agricultural background for students interested in careers such as agriculture journalism, agricultural event promotion, agriculture business and economics, and agriculture communications.

Associate of Science (AS) - Agriculture:

The AS – Agriculture degree is designed for students interested in continuing their education and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. There are several patterns of study available depending upon the student’s desired career goals. The general agriculture emphasis can be tailored to meet the prerequisites for the student’s desired bachelor’s program. The Animal Science emphasis is tailored to students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s in animal science or a closely related field. The Natural Resources emphasis is designed for students seeking a bachelor’s in natural resources or rangeland livestock production. The associate of science also allows students to seek a 2+2 agreement with the University of Nevada, Reno, ensuring the possibility to graduate with a bachelor’s in 4 years.

Bachelor’s of Arts, Secondary Education – Agriculture Endorsement:

This degree is designed for students seeking a career in agriculture education. This degree prepares students for licensure as an agriculture teacher in Nevada high schools and other districts in the west. It is helpful if students have experience with FFA before entering the program, however students can gain FFA experience through internships with local high schools if they did not receive FFA experience while they were in high school. This degree also prepares students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in agriculture education or adult education through cooperative extension programs.

Bachelor’s of Arts, Integrative Studies – Natural Resources:

This bachelor’s degree provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to natural resources, including coursework from biology, geology, natural resources, and environmental science. The degree prepares students for careers in the mining industry, mine-land reclamation, environmental consulting, soil conservation, natural resource management and biologist positions.


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