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Patterson Hall on a spring day. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The Agricultural Institute, otherwise known as AGI, is the only 2-year degree program that is offered at NC State University. Our program offers 6 different associates of applied science degrees that are all agriculturally focused.

Yes! All first year students at NC State are required to live on campus, AGI included. After the first year students can choose to continue living on campus, or find off-campus housing.

There is not separate housing for AGI students – our students are fully a part of the NC State student body.

Transfer students are not required to live on campus their first year.

More information on housing can be found here.

AGI students have classes across main campus, just like any other student! Our labs are often held off campus at our field labs, farms, or research stations. Professors and instructors prepare for transportation to labs and field trips so students are not required to provide their own transportation.

AGI students are fully a part of the NC State student body! Our students have access to all the resources across campus, from Disability Resources and Wolfpack Wellness to Career Services and Military & Veteran Services.

Our students have full access to gyms, libraries, clubs, and a number of fraternities and sororities. AGI students are also eligible to request student sporting event tickets, as well as parking permits.

The only thing our students are not eligible for is varsity sports, as it is an NCAA rule that athletes must be a bachelors degree seeking student. Our students are still eligible for JV and intramural sports.

Yes, students are welcome to successfully complete as many majors within the Ag Institute as they wish no matter how long it takes. If a student registers and successfully completes the course workload per semester as advised by their academic advisor, pursuing 1 degree will take 2 years. The addition of a major will add 1-2 semesters.

Yes! Our students can utilize the A2B pathway that we have in place. A2B allows students to matriculate into a CALS bachelors program once they have graduated from the Ag Institute, should they meet the requirements. More information can be found here.

Unfortunately our program cannot be offered online due to the hands-on nature of our courses.

Below is a brief list of careers that our alumni have reported to currently be in:

Farming – row crop, cattle, and swine

Precision Ag Sales

Extension Agent

Horticultural Program Manager

USDA Farm Service Agency Officer

Owner and Operator

Livestock & Dairy Marketing Specialist

Irrigation Field Manager

Spray Technician

Turf Supervisor