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Current Students

Helpful Planning Documents

Ag Building Schedule

This document shows the Dickinson State University Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies building schedule.

Fall 2016 Ag Building Schedule

Agriculture Classes

This is a list of all of the classes, sorted by professor, offered by the department along with course numbers.

Fall 2016 Class List

Course Schedule

This is a list of all of the courses offered by the department, sorted into spring and fall classes to help you design a long-range plan for finishing your degree.

DATS Course Schedule

Final Exam Schedule

Get those final exams written in your planner early so you're ready for them when the week arrives!

Final Exam Schedule 

Trial Class Schedule Form

This form will help you plan your classes for the upcoming semester.

Trial Class Schedule Form

Academic Calendar

The Dickinson State University general academic calendar.

Academic Calendar

The North Dakota University System has its academic calendars set through 2019.

NDUS Academic Calendars 

Campus Safety Booklet

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act (known as the Clery Act) requires that students and university personnel be notified of emergency procedures, campus security policies and procedures, and the incidence rate of certain crimes or fires which may have occurred on campus.

Campus Safety Reports

Audit Sheets and Planning Guides

Do you want to find out how you're doing in your progress toward your degree? Print out an audit sheet for your chosen option. Do you want to plan the next several semesters? Print out a planning guide for your chosen option.

2014-2016 Audit Sheets and Planning Guides

Application for Graduation

Are you ready to graduate? Applying for graduation allows the department and the office of Academic Records to do a complete audit of your transcript to determine what classes you have left before you can graduate. Once you have 100 credits, we encourage you to apply for graduation to assess what you have left to complete and help you plan for your last few semesters.

Apply for Graduation

If you want to graduate in Fall (December):

          Graduation application MUST be submitted by February 15

If you want to graduate in Spring (May):

          Graduation application MUST be submitted by January 1

If you have missed the deadline to apply for graduation, please contact the Academic Records Office at 701-483-2331. 


Upcoming Events

FFA District Leadership

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cowboys & Candlelight

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Opportunities in Agriculture (5th Annual)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Featuring Ed Schafer, Former ND Governor and US Secretary of Agriculture, as the keynote speaker

Roughrider Judging

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Kids Day on the Farm

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Clubs and Organizations

The Dickinson State University Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies offers a variety of clubs and organizations to energize students' interest, offer them leadership experience, and bring opportunities for interaction with their peers and the community in general. The clubs offered are: Ag Club, Farm Bureau Club, Range Club, and Rodeo Club.

Ag Club

The Ag Club is a vital group to the department as it gives students an opportunity to interact with other students and showcase their love of agriculture to the community. The Ag Club hosts the yearly Roughrider Judging and Kids Day on the Farm events. It also has two main fundraisers over the course of the year, sandbag sales and the indian taco feed fundraiser.

Farm Bureau Club

The Farm Bureau Club offers agriculture students an opportunity to engage in discussion that will encourage them to look at all sides of the issues affecting agriculture, support their arguments, and develop policy stances based on the general consensus of the group. Students can also attend local, state, and national Farm Bureau events. 

Range Club

Students with a desire to further their range education join the Range Club. Club members participate in the National Society for Range Management. Participation in this club helps students forge relationships for future job opportunities.

Rodeo Club

You don't have to be a contestant to support the DSU Rodeo Team! Join the Rodeo Club to help staff events, video the contestants' runs, and more. 


DSU Graduate Exit Survey

Please visit the Dickinson State University Office of Institutional Research and Planning website to view the latest DSU Graduate Exit Survey data.


Employment Opportunities

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Studies must choose one or more option as part of their degree. Each option offers unique potential employment opportunities.

General Agricultural Degree

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farm Cooperative 
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Realtor

Business/Marketing Option

  • Entrepreneur
  • Ag Banking and Finance
  • Business Manager
  • Grain Sales
  • Farm Input Supply/Retail
  • Retail - General Supply

International Agri-Business Option

  • Exporter
  • Market Development

Integrated Ranch Management Option

  • Self-employed Rancher 
  • Ranch Manager
  • Allied Ranching Industry
  • Feed and Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Range Planner

Integrated Farm Management Option

  • Self-employed Farmer
  • Farm Manager
  • Allied Farming Industry
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Business Consulting

Natural Resource Management Option

  • Government Service
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Soil Conservation District (SCD) 
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Farming Industry
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Consultant

Range Management Option

  • Government Service
    • United States Forest Service (USFS)
    • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Range/Grassland Manager
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Ranching Industry
  • Range/Grassland Consulting

Soil Science Option

  • Government Service
    • All sectors employing entry-level soil scientists
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Soil Conservation District (SCD)
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Consultant

Equine Option

  • Horse Farm/Barn Manager
  • Entrepreneur in the Horse Business
  • Retail Sales
  • Rodeo Stock Provider
  • Beginning Trainer