Associate in Science (AS) Degree


Play a role in the world’s food chain by helping farmers grow more. Get started on your bachelor’s degree in Agronomy at EICC. Kick off your studies into plants, soil, and crops. With low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements in place, this is the smart way to spend your first two years.

What You Learn as an Agronomy Transfer Major

Agronomists apply science and technology to improve the yield, quality, and sustainability of crops, and efficient use of natural resources. At EICC you dive into soil science, math, and areas within the natural sciences. You also complete general education courses that most transfer colleges require.

What Can I Do With an Agronomy Degree? 

You play a vital role in ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture. Work in crop production or environmental management. Be a crop consultant, precision agriculture specialist, or soil scientist. Go into research. Analyze seeds, breed plants, study weeds. You also can guide government agencies and organizations on agricultural policy, environmental regulation, and land management.

A Solid Foundation

Crop Science

Grow how?

Crop Science

Study the structure, function, classification, and development of crop plants.

Soil Science

Let’s dig

Soil Science

Soil properties: function, texture, structure, formation, and taxonomy.

General Chemistry

There’s a spark

General Chemistry

Dimensional analysis, gases, atomic structure, chemical bonding, etc.

Environmental Science

Be objective

Environmental Science

Discuss common environmental issues, causes, consequences, and remedies.

What are Transfer Majors

The Agronomy Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study this specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree. It's streamlined and simple. 

This degree transfers to

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

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Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.

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Transfer Major

If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, consider our Transfer Major Associate Degree program. We’ve partnered with universities and colleges to layout the precise course path you complete here before you transfer to the four-year college. Complete general education courses as well as courses required for your major here. The credits fully transfer toward your bachelor’s degree.

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Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

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Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

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Agronomy Transfer Major: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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