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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in Geographic Information Systems and Precision Agriculture Online


Use geospatial data and precision agriculture technology to enhance crop productivity and environmental sustainability.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview


Discover the advantages of an online bachelor’s in GIS and Precision Agriculture

Enhance your understanding of geospatial data and agricultural systems technology with the 100% online Bachelor of Science of Agriculture in Geographic Information Systems and Precision Agriculture from A-State. Gain skills in the design of solutions to environmental and agricultural problems using data analysis and various spatial methods to meet the demand for geospatial/precision agriculture specialists within government, science, consulting, and/or production agriculture sectors.

Coursework includes preparation in geographic information systems, remote sensing with aerial and satellite imaging analysis, precision irrigation, and the use of geospatial and tabular data with emerging agricultural technologies to improve production efficiency. Advance your career with this affordable, flexible degree program.

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Agricultural technology
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Environmental data management
  • Aerial/Satellite imaging
  • Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning
  • Agricultural technology
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Environmental data management
  • Aerial/Satellite imaging
  • Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning

Prepare for careers such as:

  • Precision Agriculture Specialist
  • Mapping Technician
  • Agriculture Technology Specialist
  • GIS Specialist
  • GIS Technician
  • GIS Planner/Developer
  • Precision Agriculture Specialist
  • Mapping Technician
  • Agriculture Technology Specialist
  • GIS Specialist
  • GIS Technician
  • GIS Planner/Developer

In-Demand Skills:

  • Project management
  • Data Analytics
  • Geospatial methods
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Project management
  • Data Analytics
  • Geospatial methods
  • Geographic Information Science

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Tuition: $282
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition


This online B.S. in Agriculture – GIS and Precision Agriculture program is affordable

A-State's online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The B.S. in Agriculture – GIS and Precision Agriculture online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $282
Per Course: $846

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Calendar


Find the start date that works for you

Our B.S. in Agriculture – GIS and Precision Agriculture online program is flexible and convenient—featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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Admissions


Here’s what you need to apply for this online degree

Arkansas State University has a streamlined admission process that makes it easy for you to enroll in the B.S. in Agriculture – Geographic Information Systems and Precision Agriculture online program. Enrollment specialists are available to walk you through the admission process, so you will be able to complete your application quickly

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA for transferring credits

There are several paths to admittance at A-State:

  • If you have 13 or more transferrable college credit hours, you would be admitted if you have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been out of high school for five years or more, you would be admitted if you:
    • Have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalent
    • Have completed 12 or fewer earned college hours
    • Have never enrolled as a student at A-State

Note: If you’re admitted as non-traditional first-time freshman, you may be required to successfully complete a predesignated curriculum of 12 hours (Certificate or Non-Degree). Upon successful completion, you will be transitioned to a degree seeking program.

  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been in high school within the last 5 years, you would be admitted if you have one of the following:
    • 3.0 cumulative high school grad point average (or GED test score equivalent), OR
    • 19 minimum ACT super score or minimum 990 combined SAT super score, OR
    • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class

Application submission requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  • When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit all official college transcripts.
  • Submit official high school transcripts (if applicable).
  • Submit official ACT/ SAT test scores (if applicable).

Note: If you have 0-12 transferrable college hours, test scores will still need to be submitted for reporting purposes to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE); however, they are not needed for an admission decision. Accuplacer test scores are an acceptable alternative to ACT/SAT scores.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096, and we'll be happy to help answer questions.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Take a look at this GIS & precision agriculture bachelor’s degree curriculum

To earn your B.S. in Agriculture – Geographic Information Systems and Precision Agriculture, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 35 credit hours of general education courses, 35 credit hours of major courses and 50 credit hours of elective courses. Students can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Freshman students are required to take a 3-hour Making Connections course. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Select four of the following:

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Structure and organization of agricultural business. Basic economic principles and their application to agriculture. Fall, Spring.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of animals that provide food, fiber, and companionship to mankind, including the history and scope of animal agriculture, products produced from animals, reproduction, breeding and genetics, nutrients and digestion, lactation, behavior, and an overview of production systems. Fall, Spring.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to physical concepts relevant to different agricultural systems: applied mechanics, agricultural equipment technology, agricultural power trains and machinery management, efficiency and precision. Prerequisites/Corequisites: CS 1013 or ISBA 1503, ENG 1013, MATH 1023 or higher.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Agronomic and horticultural cropping systems including crop growth and development, crop physiology, crop ecology, environmental considerations, and production and protection practices. Fall, Spring.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Origin, classification, physical and chemical properties of soil and environmental considerations. Prerequisite, CHEM 1013 or CHEM 1043. Fall, Spring.

Select one of the following three courses:

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Collection, tabulation, and analysis of agricultural data, activities of the state and federal crop reporting services. Fall, Spring.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
For students in a variety of disciplines including the sciences, allied health fields, and education. Descriptive statistics for quantitative and qualitative data, normal distributions, correlation, linear regression, sample surveys, randomized comparative experiments, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing for means and proportions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic concepts and methods of statistics in a technical environment, including descriptive statistics, significant tests, estimation, sampling and correlation.

Select one of the following three courses:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current trends in agroecological farming systems, investigations applications, processes, and/or markets, culminating in student-planned implementations of farm-based projects, practices, products and/or solutions. Fall.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic introduction to the principles, methods, and techniques of empirical research. Topics include the fundamentals of the scientific method and scientific inquiry, ethical considerations in research, and basic methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides field based experience in private business, industry or public agencies which will enhance knowledge and skills needed for career advancement, approval of Internship Committee required. Spring, Fall, Summer.

Students must take 46 hours of other major requirements including one of the following BCOM 2503, COMS 2243, COMS 2373, COMS 3203, COMS 3243 or COMS 4263 plus an additional 43 hours of electives in AGEC, AGED, ANSC, AGRI, GIS, PSSC, and HORT.

Six courses (18 credit hours) must be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. Selections should not include courses taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Students must take the following courses.

First-year course - Students must take the following Making Connections online course. If you transfer in more than 12 credit hours, you will not be required to take the Making Connections course. You may replace that 3-hour course with a 3-hour elective course.

First-year course (3 hours)
AGRI 1213

Departmental (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
MUS 2503
ENG 2003
ENG 2013

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours)
POSC 2103
SOC 2213
PSY 2013

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete BIO 1003 with BIO 1001 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
First semester freshman course centered around the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful ASU Agriculture student, including academic performance, problem solving, critical thinking, self management, university policies, issues, trends, and disciplines in agriculture.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall only.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups, and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal training or experience. By exploring the history of Western Art music, learners will begin to connect the development of music with the changing of society and culture.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
American politics. The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Human society and social behavior.

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