About Us

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Distance Education Team offers online courses that allow recent bachelor's graduates and mid-level career professionals in the agricultural industry to continue their education while staying in their current communities and careers.

The team offers numerous graduate courses online with a smaller number of undergraduate courses online. Graduate programs include: an online Master’s of Science degree in Agronomy, three Horticulture certificates; one Grasslands Management certificate; and one Plant Breeding & Genetics professional certificate. Students intersted in an online horticulture degree may consider the Master's of Applied Science (M.A.S.) program.  The department does not have a fully online bachelor's program so students who are looking for an online undergraduate program should look at the Bachelor's of Applied Science (B.A.S.) program.

Many of the online courses may also be used for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for Certificate Crop Advisors. For more information on CEUs, visit the Certified Crop Adviser website or, contact Kathy Schindler, 402.472.1730, kschindler1@unl.edu. Certified Crop Advisors may self-report CEUs on the CCA website.

For questions about any of these programs, contact Kathy Schindler, 402.472.1730, kschindler1@unl.edu.