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Earn a degree in Agricultural Education, a minor in Sustainable Agriculture and an Ohio Agriscience Teaching License for less than $35,000.

Central State offers Ohio's only B.S. major in Sustainable Agriculture.

Ranked 3rd Most Affordable Four-Year University in the Country by U.S. News & World Report.

Great Career Potential and Salaries as a Teacher, Extension Agent, or Farm Service Rep.

Not only has Central State offered me an opportunity to expand my academic skills, they've also helped me grow in the Sustainable Agriculture program. The small class sizes and professors made me feel like a person, and not just a number. Being here gave me the confidence to take on the world and my future endeavours. Central State University changed my life.

Jordyn Rosichan,
Central State University

CSU's Ag Ed program is different because we are small. The advisors place you in the best pursuits and situations that help you "find new ways to grow", not only academically, but also as a person. I think their determination to make us great students and future leaders in the world is spectacular!

Dazjuan Brittman,
Central State University '19

As the weeks passed, the "possibility" became a "probability" and that fall I began an adventure that would last a lifetime. Surrounded by teachers with all kinds of backgrounds and world experiences, I was consistently challenged, not about what to think, but how to think.

Boyd Hastings,
Central State University '69

CSU's Ag Ed program is different because we are small. The advisors place you in the best pursuits and situations that help you "find new ways to grow", not only academically, but also as a person. I think their determination to make us great students and future leaders in the world is spectacular!

Dazjuan Brittman,
Central State University '19

Agricultural Education - Extension Pathway

Become qualified for an array of agricultural career options. This program prepares students for agricultural careers that also require the ability to train and develop others, including adult education and youth leadership development, including Extension Agent and 4-H Agent. Completion earns a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture. Learn more.


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Agricultural Education - Agriscience Licensure Pathway

Teach the next generation of agricultural leaders. This program prepares future agricultural educators for expanding high school Agriscience programs. Upon completion, students earn a BS in Agricultural Education with a Minor in Sustainable Agriculture, as well as a Secondary Ohio Teaching License in Agriscience for grades 7-12. Learn more.


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Business Administration with an Agribusiness Concentration

Prepare yourself for the world of business and specialize in agriculture with a Business Administration, Agribusiness Concentration. This program focuses on the business and economics of production, operation, management, marketing, and finance in organizations engaged in agriculture, as well as managerial functions performed by professionals in agriculture and other related fields. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in agribusiness, the financial sector or other private or government organizations. Learn more.


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Environmental Engineering

Do you want to engineer better environments and preserve habitats? Located at the CSU International Center for Water Resources Management (ICWRM), this accredited program instructs students on the engineering challenges of sustaining a proper environment related to air, water, solid waste, and energy, preparing you to make a difference in the natural world. The environmental science major is specifically tailored to produce graduates to succeed in a field that is continually changing with new challenges and solutions. Learn more.


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Manufacturing Engineering

Develop your full potential as an engineer, leader, and citizen of a global society by enrolling in Central State University's Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program. In this accredited program, you'll learn how to understand and meet engineering challenges in materials and manufacturing processes, process assembly and product engineering, manufacturing productivity and quality, and manufacturing integration methods and systems design. Learn more.


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Sustainable Agriculture

Prepare yourself to lead and address global challenges with a degree in Ohio's only Sustainable Agriculture degree from Central State University. This four-year, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science major equips students to combat the challenges of sustainable food systems, adequate water resources and renewable energy in the midst of growing populations and climate change. Learn more.


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Water Resources Management

The world's most challenging problems, today and in the future, involve water resource management. Enrolling in CSU's International Center for Water Resources Management, you can make a difference in the lives of millions. As a student, you will be actively involved in advancing conservation engineering methods in agriculture, leading to sustainability of our nation's food systems. Learn more.


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Complete Your Two Year Degree then Transfer to CSU to Earn Your Bachelors Degree.

Clark State Community College

With a programmatic articulation agreement in place, your transition to Central State University after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture from Clark State Community College will be seamless, and because Central State is just a 20-minute drive from Clark State, you can prepare for a career that takes you wherever you want to go, all while staying close to home. Schedule a tour or apply online.

Edison State Community College

Whether you're looking forward to a career in agribusiness, running your family's farm, teaching, or owning a business, an Associate's degree in Agriculture from Edison State, paired with a Bachelor's degree from Central State, will prepare you for success. An articulation agreement between our schools makes the transition easy, and our close proximity means you won't have to uproot your life to complete your degree. Schedule a tour or apply online.

Hocking College

Build on the strong foundation in natural resources you've gained at Hocking College to earn your Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from Central State University. Programs like Agroecology, GeoEnvironmental science, and Water and Wastewater Management are ideal first steps in launching a successful career in agriculture. Learn about the benefits of putting your Hocking College education to work at CSU. Schedule a tour or apply online.

Sinclair Community College'

If you're studying Agricultural Sciences at Sinclair Community College, you're well positioned to continue your momentum at Central State University, just a 20-minute drive away from Sinclair's downtown Dayton campus. Earning a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from CSU opens up a world of opportunities, from teaching, to business, to industry and management. Schedule a tour or apply online.

An education that's close to home and can take you anywhere you want to go.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Can I Start?

CSU operates on semesters with the Fall session beginning in mid-August and the Spring session beginning in early January. For more information, click to see our current Academic Calendar.

Will My Credits Transfer?

As a member of the University System of Ohio, Central State University offers streamlined credit transfers from the state's public institutions of higher education and adult/secondary career-technical institutions. Learn which credits you earned at an Ohio community college, career-technical center or university will transfer to Central State University.

Financial Aid Options?

Central State University's Office of Financial Aid can help you determine funding options for your college education. Visit our Office of Financial Aid to learn more.

Who Will Support Me?

Central State University believes in supporting students, both academically and socially. Our Undergraduate Student Success Center (USSC) provides academic and social support to foster student success. Visit the USSC to learn more.