Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies

College of Education, Business and Applied Sciences


Full-time Faculty: Poland – Chair, King, Steffan, Stroh


The mission of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies at Dickinson State University is to be a leader in developing the human capital necessary to create and maintain agricultural systems, landscapes and communities that are economically and environmentally sustainable in southwestern North Dakota and across the region.

Participation in Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines

By completing the designated courses for a BS in Agricultural Studies or AS in Agricultural Sales and Service, the student will have completed the requirements for the university’s writing program as described in the Academic Affairs section of the catalog for Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines. See the Writing Across the Curriculum section of the catalog for the designated courses used to meet writing requirements for your program plan or option. Course descriptions will also identify courses that are part of the writing program.


Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Studies



International Agri-Business

Integrated Farm Management

Integrated Ranch Management

Natural Resource Management

Range Management

Soil Science


Associate in Science - Agricultural Sales and Service


Agricultural Business Management

Natural Resources

Production Agriculture

Technology in Agriculture

Equine Management

Equine Training




Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Certificate Program

Farm and Ranch Management

Certificate of Completion

Horse Production Certificate of Completion