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Agriculture Science

Overview

For thousands of years, agriculture has been an impetus for innovation and technology. Today’s agricultural sciences are a driving force in numerous industries that have vital influence on the global economy. If you are interested in Animal Science/Pre Vet CWI offers the courses necessary for you to complete your associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and prepare you for transfer into a 4 year Animal Science/Pre Vet degree.  CWI also has an agreement with the University of Idaho which allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in the Treasure Valley in Agricultural Science Communications and Leadership. Therefore students who complete a Liberal Arts degree from CWI; we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to ensure you complete the necessary coursework, can graduate and enroll at the University of Idaho, stay in the Treasure Valley, and earn your Bachelor’s degree. For more information on the transfer options to University of Idaho visit http://www.uidaho.edu/cals/academics/undergraduatestudies/fouryearplans.

Mission

Agriculture Science at CWI will foster a comprehensive understanding of, and lifelong appreciation for, the contributions of agriculture locally, statewide, nation and global community. Our Agriculture program courses will empower students to meet the challenges of their individual career goals as well as enable them to be responsive to future changes in the agricultural industries.

Why This Program

A degree from the College of Western Idaho (CWI) can put you on the path to a professional position in public service or private industry as you transition to a career or to a university setting.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Gain a robust foundation to support increasingly comprehensive knowledge in the agricultural sciences
  • Become a critical thinker who utilizes scientific approaches when addressing questions regarding the production of food, feed and fiber
  • Recognize and effectively communicate the importance of the agricultural sciences as a resource for human society

Requirements and Costs

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2016
Registration Open November 9 April 11 April 11
Financial Aid Priority Date November 23 May 16 July 11
Admission Deadline December 21 May 20 August 5
Last Day to Register January 8 June 3 August 19
Tuition and Fees Due January 8 June 3 August 19
Classes Begin January 11* June 6* August 22*
*Some classes begin before or after this date. See the class schedule for more information.

Advising

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

  • Students who are planning to transfer to University of Idaho after the completion of their A.S., should consult the specific UI articulation agreement for the expected CWI coursework needed for the specific major in order to select the applicable elective classes. 
  • Students who plan to transfer into Agriculture Science at any other 4-year college should consult that institution’s catalog to help select the most appropriate CWI courses.
  • Students who earn English credit by exam still need to take a writing course. ENGL 201 can be taken if both 101 and 102 are awarded by exam.
  • The progression of MATH 143, then CHEM 111, then AGRI 205/205L must be followed as each is a pre-requisite of the next. However, if you did not take Chemistry in high school, consider taking CHEM 101 before 111.

If you would like more information on how to get started at CWI and pursue some options in Agricultural Science through our Liberal Arts degree we would be happy to get you set up. Please contact Andrea Schumaker at [email protected] or Nicole Frank at [email protected]

Connecting With Ideas

Connecting With Ideas (CWID 101) is the first semester student success course designed to help CWI students become engaged members of the academic community and cultivate habits for lifelong achievement and success. Each semester, students can select from a variety of themes. More information about next semesters CWID 101 themes

Transfer

Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with CWI advising and representatives of your intended transfer school. Planning before you transfer can save you time and money. Visit Transfer Information for more information or contact One Stop Student Services.

Transfer is made easy with CWI’s articulation agreements for selected Bachelor of Science in Agriculture programs offered at University of Idaho.

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Career Info

Agriculture, agriculture support services, and agribusinesses operate in every state in the US, as well as in almost every country in the world. Consider a rewarding career in one of the many industries that produce, process, transform, and market agricultural products.

Professions

  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Health
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop Improvement
  • Education
  • Food Processing
  • Food Safety
  • Genetics
  • International Development
  • Nutrition
  • Operations
  • Pest Management
  • Resource Conservation
  • Soil science

Locations

Nampa Campus Academic Building

Directions
5500 E. Opportunity Dr. Nampa, ID 83687

Ada County Campus Pintail Center

Directions
1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

Canyon County Center

Directions
2407 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, ID 83651

Instructors

Instructors

News and Blogs

Blog by Doug Rapley
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:30pm
CWI's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs are excited to introduce a new video blog series, Science is a Verb.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 9:15am
Interested in saving the world? Want to help raise awareness on our campus and in our local community about sustainable living? Interested in learning more about sustainability yourself? Then this club is for you! Sustainability Club is a relatively new club at College of Western Idaho (CWI).
Blog by Teresa Rich
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
The opportunities are sponsored by Idaho INBRE, which promotes undergraduate biomedical research.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:00am
In the Fall, a group of CWI Biology students evaluated their impact on the environment. One student saw the project as more than an assignment.

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