In the Applied Science major, students select from a broad range of courses in agriculture and environmental science from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to tailor a degree to their career goals. The online Applied Science program is highly flexible — students choose almost half of the courses that they take within the degree. Students can use their course choices to broaden their studies, or combine them with the free electives to add a minor in agriculture or environmental subject areas. Graduates are well prepared to continue their education at the master's level.
Career paths of recent program graduates include:
University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.
A minimum of 32 accepted semester hours of college credit from an accredited four-year or two-year college, including: Five credit hours of math above college algebra, two semesters general chemistry, one semester biology with laboratory. If you have fewer than 32 credit hours or you do not have the specific courses listed above, we will work with you to find the appropriate courses you need to complete the requirements.
(Only required if English is not your native language)
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
|Resource and Environmental Economics I||3|
Course Number: AECN 265
Introduction to resource economics and the role of such concepts in natural resource management. The interface of economics and ecology in the context of both private and public decision making. Application of economic principles to actual natural resource/environmental issues. Prereqs: ECON 211, 212 or AECN 141
|Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment||3|
Course Number: AGRI 115
Application of biotechnology to genetically engineer, identify, select or propagate microbes, plants or animals. Scientists who use biotechnology to solve problems with the environment, with our food system, or with human health.
|Investigations of Applied Science||3|
Course Number: AGRI 485
Course Number: AGRO 153
Characteristics of soils in relation to their appropriate uses and protection. Principles and practices using cooperative exercises including discussion, assessment, planning, problem-solving, writing, and presentation involving all aspects of soils.
Course Number: ENTO/BIOS 115
Fundamental insect biology (anatomy, development, physiology, behavior, ecology and diversity). Economic and medical importance of insects and principles of insect pest management.
|The Science of Food|
Course Number: FDST 131
General scientific concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics using food as a model. What food is from both chemical and nutritional perspectives, and the fate of food from when it leaves the farm to when it becomes a part of the individual. Assists students in making intelligent decisions about many food related controversial issues (e.g., food irradiation, food additives, health foods).
|Earth's Natural Resource Systems Laboratory||3|
Course Number: NRES 108
Introduction to Earth's natural resource systems. Interactions between the geosphere (solid earth) and the hydrosphere. The atmosphere and biosphere over many different spatial and temporal scales, and role of humans as part of the system.
|Laboratory Earth: Earth's Changing Systems||3|
Course Number: NRES 422
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.