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Bacherlor of Science in

Organic & Sustainable Agriculture

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

We are excited that you’re interested in taking the next step in your educational journey with Washington State University Everett! There are many reasons to complete your bachelor of science degree, including both financial and personal. Higher education is the surest path to both opportunity and earning power. A bachelor of science degree provides not only the hard skills necessary in the job market, but also critical thinking skills, a path to individual and personal growth, and the chance to give back to your community.

Significantly different than conventional agriculture, organic food production is one of the fastest-growing segments of agriculture, with retail sales increasing by 5 to 25 percent annually since 1991. In many ways, Washington State has been a leader in this burgeoning new industry. This revolutionary new major is the first of its kind to be offered in the United States. Students in this major take a diverse array of courses in the natural, environmental, economic and social sciences, as well as a number of courses focused on organic and sustainable production practices.

Students wanting a hands-on degree experience thrive in the organic major. WSU Everett collaborates with VIVA Farms at three westside locations funded as incubator farms and community-supported agriculture enterprises (CSAs). As an interdisciplinary organic farming operation and community center, these farms are an invaluable tool where students learn to produce certified organic vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers that are distributed through local food banks, the SNAP program, a member-community CSA, and local farmers’ markets. WSU Everett is also part of the SAgE Collaborative working in sustainable agriculture education.

Admissions Counselor 


Program Advisor

Nannette McGrath

Financial Support

Scholarships can be an important part of paying for your college degree. The most important thing you can do is submit the General Scholarship Application every year by January 31. Learn more about CAHNRS scholarships.


Students have the opportunity to tailor their program of study to specific areas of emphasis, such as:

  • soil management
  • economics and marketing
  • crop production, food science
  • pest management
  • organic animal and dairy production

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences majors to take certain prerequisite courses before certifying into the degree program. Complete these WSU courses (or transferable equivalents) with a GPA of 2.5 or better:

  • CHEM 101/102 OR 105/106
  • BIOL 106, 107
  • ECONS 101
  • STAT 212

How to Apply

Apply for admission to WSU Everett as a transfer student.

  1. APPLY using the Transfer Student Application.
    – Select “WSU Everett” as your campus and “Organic and Sustainable Agriculture” as your academic interest.
  2. After submitting your application, please send your official transcripts to WSU Everett at:

    Washington State University Everett
       Enrollment Services
       915 N. Broadway
       Everett, WA  98201
  3. The academic coordinator will contact you and help you apply for certification into the Organic Agriculture Systems program.
  4. Pay the WSU tuition deposit, which confirms acceptance of your admission offer.

    NOTE: This deposit is nonrefundable; pay the deposit only after you are certified into the Agricultural and Food Systems program.