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Requirements for a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture at Northwestern consist of a 45-credit hour general education component, a 5-credit hour elective component, and a 48-credit hour major component.  In addition, students majoring in Agriculture choose a 19- to 21-credit hour minor from areas such as Business, Biology, Animal Science, or Field Crop Consulting.





Dr. Dean Scarbrough, Chair
Professor of Agriculture
Jesse Dunn 106
(580) 327-8487


Student Learning Outcomes



Agriculture students can earn scholarships here as a freshmen, or by transferring to Northwestern to continue their education. All incoming freshmen or transfers are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship Application for Freshmen and Transfers, which should be submitted along with the Application for Admission to the University. The incoming freshman deadline is May 15, while the transfer student deadline is July 15.

Current students have until March 15 for academic scholarships and February 15 for departmental scholarships. Please use the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

For departmental scholarships you will need to fill out both the Continuing Student form and one provided by the department chair.

Careers for this Degree

Job Opportunities

Students graduating with a degree in Agriculture from Northwestern gain employment in many different areas of the agriculture industry.  Many choose to pursue careers in agricultural lending, grain production & management, crop consulting, or animal production.  Others choose to return home to the family farm / ranch, or opt to start their own agriculture-related businesses.

The demand for college graduates in the field of Agriculture is great, and this trend will continue as long as people rely on agricultural products for food, fiber, and fuel.


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In addition to classrooms located on the Alva campus, Northwestern’s Agriculture program currently has a working University Farm, located approximately 6 miles south and 2.25 miles west of the city of Alva. The 320-acre farm consists of both tillable wheat ground and mixed-grass prairie. Improved buildings located at the farm consist of a classroom facility, a 16-crate swine farrowing barn, a pole-type hay barn, two enclosed metal barns, and a small set of cattle working facilities.

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