Montana State University-Northern
College of Technical Sciences
Applied Agriculture Minor
Enhance your Bachelor's Degree With a Focus in Agriculture

The Montana State University-Northern Applied Agriculture Minor is designed to provide four-year degree majors with primary coursework in the agricultural sciences and applied agriculture technology.

  • Take classes that focus on today's agricultural practices.
  • Combine this minor with a complementary major, such as the MSU-Northern four-year Business Administration degree.
  • Focus on agricultural sciences at a college located in prime agricultural production territory.
Applied Agriculture Minor: Concentrated Curriculum. Expanded Opportunity.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the agricultural sciences and trends.
  • Gain hands-on experience with cooperative education; work in the field and put your agricultural college learning to the test.
Applied Agriculture Faculty: Dedicated to Creating a New Generation of Ag Professionals.
  • Benefit from MSU-N's smaller class sizes and individual attention from experienced professors.
  • Learn from faculty who are well-versed in all aspects of the ag industry, from agricultural sciences to business and management.
Applied Agriculture Minor Courses: Industry-based. Hands-on.

Agricultural Sciences – Explore plant and animal sciences, including soils, crop production, and livestock management.

Agricultural Technology – Discover the ways technology is changing farming and ranching practices with classes on agricultural computing, Global Positioning Systems, and Geographic Information Systems.

Ag as a Business – Learn how trends and issues in agriculture affect economic development in rural areas.

Applied Agriculture Career Outlook

In conjunction with a four-year degree in a non-agriculture major, Applied Agriculture students have a well-rounded education that prepares them for a variety of careers. Many MSU-Northern AAS Agricultural Technology students choose to proceed with a non-ag four-year degree and add the Applied Agriculture Minor. Some agriculturally related fields are expected to grow as the market continues to change.