Majors and Programs

Bachelor's Degrees

Associate Degrees

Certificate Programs

Career Options

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

Online Equestrian Education 

Dickinson State University, in conjunction with the Global Equine Academy, proudly offers a fully accredited online program focusing on equine – the first fully online Associate in Science degree program with an Equine Option in the nation! 

Whether you want to become an advanced horse trainer, expand your knowledge and skills as a breeder to increase your business success, earn credentials that will make you more marketable in the equestrian industry, or learn more about the care and training of your own horse, this program has what you need to accomplish your goals.

Learn more about our equine programming

Contact Information

Physical Address
400 State Ave.
Dickinson, ND 58601

Mailing Address
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601



2020 Opportunities in Agriculture Event

Our 9th Annual Opportunities in Agriculture event will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines set by the state of North Dakota, we have to make some changes to the event this year to ensure the health and safety of our presenters and participants.

  • The event will be held from 1:00-4:30 p.m. MT in the Ag Auditorium (Ag 104) at 400 State Ave. in Dickinson. Those attending the event in person must wear a mask at all times.
  • The event is available virtually via livestream at Thank you to Consolidated in Dickinson for livestreaming this event! If you are watching the livestream and have a question to ask the presenter, please email
  • If you are unable to attend the event in person or join via livestream, the event will be recorded and available at a later date. 
  • A schedule of the presenters is attached. Please join us on the livestream to support our keynote speaker and senior capstone presenters.
  • There will not be a career fair in person. However, we are working on some creative ways to introduce our career fair vendors to all of you! Please watch our Facebook page ( for updates. Thanks to those who have already registered:
  • American Insurance
  • Billings County Weed Control Board
  • Dacotah Bank
  • Dakota Community Bank and Trust
  • North Dakota Farm Bureau
  • Runnings
  • USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Western Cooperative Credit Union

Thank you for your understanding. The pandemic has necessitated many changes in 2020, and our event is no exception. We are doing our best to ensure the health and safety of our presenters and guests. Without a doubt, we hope that we will have the 10th annual event in-person on November 17, 2021, with our career fair more robust than ever!

Please call 701-483-2185 or email if you have any questions.