A.A.S. in Agribusiness

If you are interested in turning your passion into profit, then the Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness may be the degree for you! As an agribusiness student, you will experience hands-on courses, conveniently located at The Riverhawk Farm. Students will develop an understanding of what it takes to run & maintain a farm operation, while also acquiring skills to transition easily into any working agribusiness.

Learn and Earn

West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers students the opportunity to gain paid work experience while completing their degree through a state-funded program called Learn and Earn.

The Learn and Earn program is sponsored by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System and is part of the Workforce Development Initiative Program. It is an opportunity to create partnerships between industry and community and technical colleges by allowing students hands-on learning experience, and employers to train ideal future employees. Learn more or apply here.

John Riggs

Director of Agriculture

Professional Studies Division

Riverhawk Farm



Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness

Our Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness develops knowledge, skills, and abilities in managing and operating a successful agribusiness. This degree includes business courses that provide you with the knowledge to manage the financial and management aspects of farming, from production marketing to production sales.


What can I do with this degree?

The agriculture industry is one of the largest sectors in the United States, covering a variety of segments, from farm business to manufacturing & distribution of agricultural products, to food services and agribusiness finance management. This degree allows students interested in agriculture to utilize agriculture and business skills to improve or build upon their knowledge and step into established agribusinesses.

Potential Careers

  • Agriculture Marketing Manager
  • Agriculture Sales Representative
  • Agriculutre Finance Manager
  • Farm Store Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Producer/Grow
  • Livestock Buyer/Seller
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Forestry Management
  • Pesticide Applicator


Estimated rates for the current academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.

WV & OH Residents

Per Credit Hour

$160 - $221

Per Semester

$1,920 - $2,652

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,840 - $5,304


Per Credit Hour

$358 - $382

Per Semester

$4,296 - $4,584

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,592 - $9,168

High School Students

Per Credit Hour


Per Semester


Fall & Spring Semesters


Hannah Knotts

Agriculture Outreach Specialist

Professional Studies Division


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