Applied Science
B.S.A.S.  Degree: Bachelors Program Type: Online Interest: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

A foundational degree if you're interested in agricultural and environmental sciences.

  • Food, Animal and Plant Science
  • Genetics, Biotechnology and Processing
  • Ecology
  • Entrepreneurship, Economics and Policy

It's one of the most flexible majors, allowing you to take all required courses online at a pace that works best for you.

You'll select from a range of courses through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in addition to credits you've already earned to tailor a degree to your career goals.

Ranked Among The Best

U.S. News and World Report Rankings2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings place this program 86th on the list of "Best Online Bachelor's Program."

Admission Requirements

NOTE: Click here to request pre-admission review of your transcripts and to review requirements for possible focus areas. At this time, we can only accept applications from within the United States.

Minimum of 32 accepted semester hours of college credit from an accredited four-year or two-year college, including:

  • 5 credit hours of math above college algebra
  • 2 semesters of general chemistry 
  • 1 semester of biology with laboratory 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum C average in the last semester of college enrollment

Don't have enough credit hours?
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.

Apply Using The Undergraduate Application

Tuition & Fees for the Applied Science Undergraduate Degree

Program Options & Courses

The curriculum is VERY flexible. After completing all required courses you'll be able to choose almost half of the remaining courses in agriculture and natural resource areas, allowing you to tailor your studies to match career interests. 

  • use course choices to broaden studies
  • combine courses with free electives to add a minor in an agricultural or environmental discipline
  • take advantage of an entrepreneurship minor
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Transferring Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major.

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.

Recent employment of applied science graduates include:

  • Answer Plot Trainee, Windfield Solutions LLC
  • Crop Consultant, Self-Employed
  • Director of Product Management, Cook's Ham
  • Farm / Ranch Operator, Self- Employed
  • Farm Loan Officer Trainee, USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Farmer/Rancher, Family Farm
  • Field Sales Trainee, Monsanto
  • Foreman (Manager in Training), Lanoha Nurseries
  • Grain Merchandiser, Gordon - Hemingford Co - Op
  • Sales Representative, Dow Agro Sciences
  • Service Tech 3, Syngenta
  • Welder, IntoMetal Manufacturing


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

Meet faculty in the Bachelor of Applied Science by selecting the department of your major.
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