Oregon State University - College of Agricultural Sciences

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About Oregon State University - College of Agricultural Sciences

As the founding College of Oregon State University, for more than 150 years the College of Agricultural Sciences has lived out its land-grant mission in education, research, and outreach. With renowned faculty working across interdisciplinary sciences, we partner with leading industries and organizations across Oregon and around the world to provide our students with hands-on opportunities to make a difference. The research we lead impacts the health of our critical natural resources and ecosystems, innovates better understanding of food systems and access to food, improves the resilience and competitiveness of our agricultural communities, and advances entrepreneurial ideas that change the way we grow and develop food to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population. We invite you to learn more about our mission, our work, and our people—in Oregon and around the world.

Are you interested in science? Do you like food? How about whales? The College of Agricultural Sciences offers13 different majors and over 20 minors to help you build your knowledge across disciplines and prepare you for an ever-changing job market. These diverse programs offer endless opportunities to find degrees that pay and careers that matter with a three campus options in Corvallis, La Grade, and e-campus!

 

Applied Social Sciences

A degree in Agricultural & Food Business Management prepares students to navigate the intersection of business, food systems, and agriculture. You will learn practical skills such as marketing, finance, and management while gaining critical skills with tools employers are looking for. Graduates are prepared for careers in agribusiness, food systems, banking, and farm management, and more.  

The Environmental Economics & Policy degree provides students with strong economic and data analysis skills and empowers them to harness that knowledge to promote environmental and natural resource stewardship.  Students have the flexibility to incorporate interests in biological, physical, or social sciences while learning to identify solutions to pollution, deforestation, overfishing, and more. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in law, environmental consulting, economics and more. 

Animals (Wild and Domestic) Conservation & Ecology

A degree in Animal Sciences provides you with the most current and up-to-date information on production methods involved in the care and management of companion animals, livestock, and poultry. Hands-on experience with animals in a classroom setting is a core feature of this program. Graduates are prepared to go on to advanced studies in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, pharmacy school, human medicine, nursing school, dental school and education. 

Rangeland Sciences students learn how to sustainably manage rangelands of all types, from arid deserts and mesic grasslands, to tropical savannahs. You take courses from a variety of disciplines to provide a foundation of scientific knowledge of ecological processes and the social drivers that influence rangeland ecosystems across the globe. Graduates are prepared for careers in ranching, farming, conservation, game enforcement, and more. 

The Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences degree offers world-class training in processes and strategies for the management and conservation of fish, wildlife, and marine species and their habitats. Students learn to think critically and evaluate problems concerning fundamental ecological principles using basic and applied science. Graduates are prepared for careers in wildlife biology, wildlife management, animal keepers and trainers, education, conservation, and more.  

Plant Sciences  

Botany students learn about plants at all levels, from molecular and cellular processes to the global ecosystem. They develop skills to help them answer fundamental questions in plant biology as well as help solve food, fiber, and medicine production and resource problems that impact the communities and the environment around the world. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in consulting, conservation, research, ecology, pathology, and more. 

Crop and Soil Science is all about solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems facing the world.t.  Students study biofuels and bioproducts, practice cutting-edge gene research in crop plants and soil microbes, and do remediation work on contaminated sites. Graduates are prepared for careers in agronomy, consulting, production, conservation, hydrology, and more. 

Horticulture students participate in hands-on laboratory and field experiences that prepare them to produce, manage, and analyze various horticultural systems (fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamental plants) and use that information to address contemporary, real-world problems. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in vineyard, farm, nursery, and landscape management, restoration ecology, and more. 

Physical Science & Engineering 

Do you love food and science? A degree in Food Science and Technology helps students understand the edible world through study of various fields such as biology, chemistry, fermentation, engineering and more. Choose from three options to focus your study – general food science, fermentation science, and enology and viticulture. Graduates are prepared for careers in brewing, winemaking, quality assurance, food chemistry, and more.  

The life sciences have been transformed by the ability to rapidly collect large-scale datasets. Biological Data Sciences students are prepared to navigate the combined worlds of life science (biology and chemistry) and quantitative sciences (computer science, math, and statistics). Graduates are prepared for careers in precision agriculture, environmental science, bioinformatics, health care, and more. 

Customized & Research-based 

BioResource Research is an interdisciplinary bioscience major grounded in student research. Students take core science courses, complete an option in an area of their choosing (Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, or Human Sciences) and complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in a variety of fields including research, medicine, genetics, toxicology, climate science, natural resources and more. Nearly 100% of BRR graduates have found jobs or have been admitted to graduate or professional programs within three months of graduating.

Agricultural Sciences students have the freedom to design their own degree and are empowered with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in communication and education, or in any area of agriculture. Graduates have so many career paths to choose from including agronomy, growers, conservation, education, sales & marketing, and more.

Double Degree Program in Sustainability 

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