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AU College of Ag Long Distance Learning

Auburn University Long Distance Learning

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AUBURN, Ala.— The Auburn University College of Agriculture's distance education program is expanding its offerings this Spring to include more courses including an advanced turfgrass management and landscape entomology course. 

A new online master's degree in soil, water and environmental sciences will be available soon, pending final approval by the Alabama Commission of Higher Education. It will be offered 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, and Texas Tech University and the University of Georgia. 

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, pest management and animal sciences, as well as an interdisciplinary master’s degree in agricultural leadership.

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  or contact Megan Ross at  or 334-844-3201.