Jul 18, 2018  


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Smith Hall, Room 109
Fax: 269-471-3009

Katherine Koudele, Chair
Garth B. Woodruff

Thomas N. Chittick
Stanley H. Beikmann

Adjunct Faculty
Jessica Balsis
Stanley H. Beikmann
Dayle Birney
Jolene Birney
Holly D. Shaffer



The mission of the Agriculture Department at Andrews University is to transform our students as they are educated to:

  • Seek Knowledge
    • Learn current, sustainable, practices and procedures in their chosen area of agriculture based on a strong scientific foundation and hands-on experience
  • Affirm Faith
    • Realize our sacred obligation as the caretakers of this planet to preserve and improve it
  • Change the World
    • Put the knowledge and experience gained into practice to improve:
      • the production and quality of life of animals and the humans who interact with them
      • the quality of the soil and water in agriculture areas
      • the beauty of living spaces with plants
      • food security for those in need now and for all of us in the future


Bachelor of Science. The BS degree prepares individuals to pursue advanced degrees for careers in teaching or research. Students may major in animal science with a minor to complement their intended purpose.

Bachelor of Technology. The BT degree is a professional degree. Graduates are prepared for supervisory and management positions in production agriculture such as crops or dairy herd management, horticulture or the landscape industry.

Associate of Science. The two-year AS degree programs provide students with adequate skills and working knowledge to apply for entry-level positions in their area of specialization.

Certificate. The Horticulture Certificate is designed to be a supplemental credential to equip those who desire to achieve the goals of improving the health of themselves and others through healthy food production and/or beautiful landscape development and maintenance with the knowledge they need. The classroom knowledge is put into practice in laboratories associated with classes as well as in an on-campus internship in the University’s gardens, orchards, and greenhouses.


    Associate of ScienceBachelor of ScienceBachelor of TechnologyCertificateMinorPre-Professional Program


      AgricultureAnimal ScienceHorticulture

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