Online Agriculture Programs

As the world's population continues to expand, agricultural industries have been evolving to meet increased demand. Job diversity in agriculture has grown substantially during the last several decades, providing current job seekers with a widening array of career opportunities. To help meet rising demand for skilled professionals and provide educational resources to students around the world, Colorado State University offers a range of online agriculture courses, degrees, certificates, and training programs.

Study agriculture online and start gaining the advanced knowledge you need to tackle current and future challenges in this growing industry. Earning an online degree or certificate in an agricultural field can provide the credentials you need to pursue a wide range of careers, including:

  • Agricultural business and finance
  • Agricultural product development
  • Production management
  • Land and resource management

In addition to delivering agricultural science courses online and other educational resources, Colorado State University is also committed to sustainability. As a land-grant university, CSU strives to steward, conserve, and protect the world around us. It's an ongoing mission that is central to everything CSU does, from academics to research to community outreach.

Online Agriculture Degrees

Developed and offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences, online agriculture programs provide the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your field or pursue a completely new career opportunity.

Agricultural Business B.S.

Learn to effectively manage behind-the-scenes operations and strategically enhance the viability of your agricultural business. 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.

Extension Education M.Ext.Ed.

Gain skills and knowledge to develop impactful programs and deliver educational resources in your role as community educator. Discover how to customize instructional methods for different audiences, develop evaluation strategies, and communicate community-based research to various populations.

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.

Master of Agriculture M.Agr.

Meet the growing demand for sustainable resource management in today's rural and urban communities. This online master's degree 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.

Agriculture Certificate and Training Programs

In addition to degrees, Colorado State University offers several online agricultural graduate certificates and training programs.

Graduate Certificate in Horticulture and Human Health

Critically examine the impact of horticultural practices on human health and well-being. Study plant biology, food and medicinal crop production, human nutrition, and the development and treatment of chronic disease.

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.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Extension

This online certificate was designed for Extension professionals who would like to learn how to effectively deliver education programs and events such as county fairs, afterschool programs for kids on nutrition or STEM topics, or mitigating agricultural issues in communities.

Certified Gardener Program

Based on the Colorado Master Gardener℠ curriculum, the CSU Extension Certified Gardener Program is your opportunity to learn essential gardening techniques, and become an authority for sharing your gardening know-how. Designed to be flexible and structured around your needs, this training allows you to earn digital badges by taking individual courses, groups of courses, or completing the full program.

Certificate in Seed Science and Technology

Prepare for qualifying examinations required to work in private and commercial seed laboratories as a Registered Seed Technologist or in state and federal laboratories as a Certified Seed Analyst. Online courses cover seed anatomy, germination, purity, and more.

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