Science: Agriculture Specialization

Are you interested in obtaining skills to help manage/ work or own your own farm, becoming an extension agent, veterinarian or working in agriculture education? This A.S of Science: Agriculture degree offers classes for both pathways. The animal and plant science and forestry courses provide basic skills needed to maintain livestock, land and also teaches tree identification. Other classes in the program, such as agribusiness and welding can provide skills needed to handle farm finances and farm maintenance or provide an avenue of additional income. For those interested in either obtaining a four-year degree in veterinary sciences, agriculture education or becoming an extension agent, this AS program provides the perfect foundation. Almost all of our classes transfer to Virginia Tech, and Ferrum, meaning you would not be losing any credits when transferring after obtaining your AS degree.

For more information about the Agriculture program, click here to view our brochure! (PDF)

Transfer Agreements

Students that graduate from Virginia Western with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 30 of the commonwealth’s colleges and universities. Please see this list for copies of the current agreements.

In addition, Virginia Western has entered into the following agreement specific to the Science: Agriculture Specialization program. This list is subject to change, and the most current agreements can be found on our Transfer Agreements page.


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 61 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

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Fax: 540-857-6022

Mailing address:
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
3080 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Mallory White, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biology

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Animal & Poultry Sciences – Virginia Tech