Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Online Completion)

The Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in the Applied Science degree program you'll select from a broad range of courses across the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in addition to the credits you've already earned to tailor a degree to your career goals.

  • Students complete a total of 120 total credit hours of course work, including transfer credits from eligible institutions.
  • 30 credit hours must be in courses numbered 200 and above, and a minimum of 15 hours must be completed at the 300 level or above.
  • Students must have a course in at least 4 CASNR departments or program areas.
View Course Requirements*
*Only courses noted as "Courses may be taken online" are offered in the online completion program.

Transfer Credits

Online Admission Information to be admitted to the online degree completion option of the Applied Science degree, we recommend you have the following foundational math and science courses on your transcript(s):

  • 5 credit hours of math above college algebra
  • 2 semesters general chemistry
  • 1 semester biology with laboratory
  • 1 semester of physics

If you do not have these courses, we can work with you to find appropriate courses to complete the requirements that will allow you to be accepted into the Applied Science online degree completion option. Course equivalents have been identified between the University and most Nebraska post-secondary institutions.

Check Transfer Credit Course Equivalency

How to Apply

Apply for admission to the University of Nebraska and upload your transcripts. When we have received your application and transcripts, they will be evaluated and we will contact you to discuss your options for the online degree completion program.

How to Apply

Four Degree Concentration AreasAfter completing the core and required courses, students select two or three courses
in each of the following four elective areas for a bachelor's degree

Only the courses in the catalog noted with "Courses may be taken online" are offered in the online completion program.

Food, Animal, and Plant Science

15 credit hours from:
Agricultural Sciences (AGRI)
Agronomy (AGRO)
Animal Science (ASCI)
Biological Sciences (BIOS)
Food Science and Technology (FDST)
Mechanized Systems Management (MSYM)
Natural Resources (NRES)

Current and Emerging Technologies

Agricultural Sciences (AGRI) 115: Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment

6 hours form:
Agronomy (AGRO)
Animal Science (ASCI)
Biological Sciences (BIOS)
Food Science and Technology (FDST)
Life Sciences (LIFE)
Mechanized Systems Management (MSYM)
Natural Resources (NRES)
Plant Pathology (PLPT)

Ecosystems Science and Management

9 hours from:
Agronomy (AGRO)
Biological Sciences (BIOS)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Energy Science (ENSC)
Natural Resources (NRES)

Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Economics

12 hours from:
Accounting (ACCT)
Agricultural Economics (AECN)
Agricultural Leadership Education & Communications (ALEC)
Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program (EAEP)
Economics (ECON)
Entrepreneurship (ENTR)
Finance (FINA)
Management (MNGT)
Marketing (MRKT)

Questions? Please Contact:

Matthew Douglass

Chair, Master of Applied Science Graduate Committee
402-270-7220 |

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Katie Forrest

Undergraduate Applied Science Academic Advisor
402-472-2201 |