Advance Your Agricultural Career

Agriculture, Animal, and Food Science programs at CSU Online

Explore your options to gain a competitive edge from one of the nation's leaders in agricultural education.

Earn your degree from a leader in agriculture research and education. Colorado State University offers flexible online programs that prepare you to successfully tackle current and future agriculture industry challenges. Our Agricultural Business, Horticulture, and Integrated Resource Management programs provide the academic rigor, value, and convenience that you need to move forward in your agricultural career, and each program can be tailored to meet your specific goals.

Agricultural Sciences (M.Agr.)

Meet the growing demand for sustainable resource management in today's rural and urban communities. This online master's degree's curriculum combines the same rigorous training as on-campus courses, with high levels of interaction between faculty and students. You will participate in directed hands-on, problem-solving experiences that apply to real-life land management scenarios.

Extension Education (M.Ext.Ed.)

Become a more effective educator by deepening your understanding of agricultural issues and how to communicate them in informal settings. With interdisciplinary courses combining theory and practice, the curriculum can be tailored to suit your specific professional goals and interests — whether in the field of extension education or other professions requiring community education and public contact.

Agricultural Business (B.S.)

Learn to effectively manage behind-the-scenes operations and strategically enhance the viability of your agricultural businesses. This Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business prepares you for a wide range of exciting options including careers with agricultural business firms in production, management, or sales.

Horticulture (B.S.)

Develop an understanding of both the science and business of plant cultivation. This online bachelor's in horticulture trains you in plant identification, pest management, and controlled environmental agriculture, as well as finance, marketing, and economics.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Global Stability: Agriculture

Build the knowledge and skills to implement more environmentally sustainable practices in your international community development work. Designed for military, government, and NGO workers, this online program offers courses in sustainable agriculture, urban horticulture, animal production systems, and other agricultural topics.

Training Programs

If you're not looking for a complete degree program, we also offer online training programs in ag-related areas. The Seed Technology undergraduate training prepares you for various certification exams with comprehensive training in seed analysis. And our Developing a Safe Food Business certificate covers food safety practices and regulations needed to start up a food company. Or focus in on the standards of the Cottage Foods Bill to ensure the safe handling of your products with our Cottage Foods Training program.

Certified Gardener Digital Badges

Based on the Colorado Master GardenerSM curriculum, the CSU Extension Certified Gardener Digital Badge Program is your opportunity to learn about the latest gardening techniques, and become an authority for sharing your gardening know-how. Designed to be flexible and structured around your needs, the certified gardener training allows you to earn digital badges by taking individual courses, bundling courses, or completing the full program.