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Associate in Science for Transfer


As a part of the Sustainable Horticulture Program, the Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science is an interdisciplinary degree in Plant and Soil Science, (Sustainable/Ornamental) Horticulture, (Urban) Agriculture, Chemistry, Economics, Statistics, or related majors in the CSU system. Through the courses offered, students will learn a broad spectrum of subjects, including plant propagation, breeding, biotechnology, scientific research and laboratory skills, and, sustainable/ornamental horticulture. This program is formative for students interested in pursuing (sustainable/ornamental) horticulture or (urban) farming professions. Earning the Associate in Science for Transfer degree may support attempts to gain entry‐level employment in fields such as urban farms, wholesale or retail nurseries, agronomic or entomologic labs, or, golf courses.

The goal of this degree is to provide students with foundational knowledge of the agriculture plant science field and a strong academic preparation for transferring to a CSU campus. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Agriculture Plant Science guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major) to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Plant Science, Agriculture, Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences, Agricultural Science, Agriculture Education, Agriculture Studies, (Sustainable/Ornamental) Horticulture, (Urban) Agriculture, or related majors. Upon completion of a baccalaureate degree, students are well prepared for a career as a plant scientist or researcher, (urban) farm manager, agriculture educator, bio‐tech engineer, agronomist, arborist, crop scientist, entomologist, nursery manager, landscape manager or turf management specialist, and, more.

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