General Agriculture Degree (A.A.)

The General Agriculture Program helps students develop useful skills for working in the agribusiness industry. Farming technology is evolving, creating a growing need for workers with specific training. Students with an interest in science and a desire to responsibly manage land or animals should consider this career path. The course of study covers a wide range of agricultural topics and is designed to give students the freedom to explore areas of interest. Course options include Plant and Soil Science, Landscape Design and Livestock Management. Graduates can seek a four-year degree or immediately seek work at a farm, ranch, equipment manufacturer or other related organization.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Develop well-rounded agricultural skills
Solve challenging problems like food shortages
Use technology to improve ecosystems

Program Snapshot

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Graduation Retention Rate: Not Available

Possible Careers

Agricultural consultant
Farm manager
Agricultural sales

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Robert Flatness
Department Chair for Agriculture
Richwood Valley Campus


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