About the Department

In southwestern North Dakota and across the Midwest, the education a student receives through study under the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies at Dickinson State is highly sought-after and useful. Through coursework, participation, and demonstration, you will develop your skills to the level necessary to create and maintain agricultural systems, landscapes, and communities that are economically and environmentally sustainable for years to come.

Career Options

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Studies must choose one or more option as part of their degree. Each option offers unique potential employment opportunities.

General Agricultural Degree

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farm Cooperative 
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Realtor

Business/Marketing Option

  • Entrepreneur
  • Ag Banking and Finance
  • Business Manager
  • Grain Sales
  • Farm Input Supply/Retail
  • Retail - General Supply

International Agri-Business Option

  • Exporter
  • Market Development

Integrated Ranch Management Option

  • Self-employed Rancher 
  • Ranch Manager
  • Allied Ranching Industry
  • Feed and Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Range Planner

Integrated Farm Management Option

  • Self-employed Farmer
  • Farm Manager
  • Allied Farming Industry
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Business Consulting

Natural Resource Management Option

  • Government Service
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Soil Conservation District (SCD) 
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Farming Industry
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Consultant

Range Management Option

  • Government Service
    • United States Forest Service (USFS)
    • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Range/Grassland Manager
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Ranching Industry
  • Range/Grassland Consulting

Soil Science Option

  • Government Service
    • All sectors employing entry-level soil scientists
    • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Soil Conservation District (SCD)
  • NGO Environmental Consulting (domestic and international)
  • Agronomy Consulting
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Consultant

Equine Option

  • Horse Farm/Barn Manager
  • Entrepreneur in the Horse Business
  • Retail Sales
  • Rodeo Stock Provider
  • Beginning Trainer

Newsletter

March 2015

Contact Information

Physical Address
400 State Ave.
Dickinson, ND 58601

Mailing Address
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone
701-483-2185

Fax
701-483-2055