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April 10, 2012   Email to Friend 

AUBURN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AG ENHANCES DISTANCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Megan Ross, Auburn University College of Agriculture
(334) 844-3201
April 10, 2012



AUBURN, Ala.— The Auburn University College of Agriculture’s distance education program is expanding this fall to include a new online master’s degree in soil, water and environmental sciences.

The new degree option will further strengthen a distance learning program that already provides professionals several online opportunities to earn either advanced degrees in agronomy and soils or academic and continuing education credits in soil and crop sciences, entomology, plant pathology and poultry science.

In addition, plans call for the College of Ag’s fall 2013 distance learning lineup to include professional programs in turfgrass management, horticulture and animal sciences as well as an interdisciplinary master’s degree in agricultural education.

The College of Ag’s Department of Agronomy and Soils, which launched its master of science and master of agriculture degree programs in 2010, is offering the new graduate degree in soil, water and environmental science through the Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance, or Ag*IDEA, a consortium of distinguished universities that includes not only Auburn but Clemson, North Carolina State, The Ohio State and Texas Tech universities and the universities of Georgia and Kentucky.

The distance learning program in the College of Ag is designed to give professionals in such fields as agriculture, environmental management, landscape and construction, turfgrass and golf course management and agribusiness and those with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other state and federal agencies the opportunity to take classes and earn advanced degrees while working.

To learn more about opportunities with Auburn’s College of Agriculture distance education programs, visit www.ag.auburn.edu/distanceeducation or contact Megan Ross at mhr0001@auburn.edu  or 334-844-3201.


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