College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
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- For more information about Agricultural Systems Technology, see website.
- Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
- Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks to check student-specific program progress.
- Choose to emphasize in Agricultural Mechanization or Agribusiness. 24 credits are required.
Minimum University Requirements
Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)
|Credits of C- or better
||Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)
|Total USU Credits
||Upper-division USU Credits
|USU Credits within the Major
||Credits in Minor (if required)
|Credits in Major
||Credits in American Institutions
|General Education Requirements
||University Studies Depth Requirements
|NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)
Admissions Requirements for this Program
||Admitted to USU in Good Standing
|Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU
A degree in Agricultural Systems Technology prepares individuals to manage agricultural systems and agribusinesses with the application of sound technical, economical, and environmental practices. The focal point of the program is on the management, use, and troubleshooting of agricultural technology.
Students' coursework typically involves a broad foundation through real-world instruction in power and machine systems, natural resources conservation, electricity and electronics, precision agriculture technologies, and agricultural structural systems.
Students have the option to take electives to focus their studies in one of two emphases: Agribusiness or Agricultural Mechanization.
An Agribusiness emphasis provides in-depth, technical education in agricultural economics and business management. It is designed to provide basic knowledge of business concepts and approaches, as well as an understanding of current agricultural changes. This emphasis is for students who wish to become managers in the ag industry. Students take courses in agricultural economics, agricultural business, and agricultural mechanics.
An Agricultural Mechanization emphasis provides a broad understanding of the production processes in agriculture, with a depth of understanding related to using machinery. Students take courses in agricultural mechanics, animal science, natural resources, plant science, and soil science. For more information, visit aste.usu.edu/AgSystems or contact the academic advisor, Marci Chidester, email@example.com or 435-797-8434.
A Farm & Ranch emphasis provides a path for students who wish to efficiently operate a crop or livestock production operation, or make a positive contribution on a multi-generational farm and/or ranch. Students in this eight-course emphasis will strengthen their knowledge and ability in animal and plant science to meet the variety of challenges that face agriculture today.