Online Bachelor’s Degree

Use your existing Associate’s degree as the foundation for an online Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a concentration in Community Engagement and Leadership Development. This program starts upon the completion of an associate’s degree, allowing you to learn from home while completing coursework online. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as four semesters, though the program is built flexibly to allow students to enroll part-time while working or caring for other obligations. After graduating with our Bachelor of Science, you have the capability to work in Extension, community or youth organizations, government, nonprofits, business/industry, or international environments.

Credit Hours and Required Courses

A minimum of 60 undergraduate credit hours beyond the associate degree, online through the University of Tennessee – Online Program of Study.

  • A minimum of 39 credit hours in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications.
  • A minimum of 18 Agricultural Core Electives credit hours
  • A minimum of 3 Community Engagement Electives credit hours

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 1

For more information on the program and whether it might be a good fit for you, contact our faculty advisor, Molly West, or our Student Success Advisor, Ally Lay. The UT Undergraduate Admissions website has information on applying, as well as requirements for admission.

Molly West Profile Page
Molly West
Lecturer, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Ally Lay Profile Page
Ally Lay
Student Success Advisor, Herbert College of Agriculture Administration