The minor provides students with formal instruction in international agricultural concepts and practical experiences through global awareness course work, language immersion via study/research abroad, and/or international fieldwork. The 27-credit curriculum prepares students for successful postbaccalaureate international careers, or those seeking graduate studies in international agriculture programs. Students critically examine current international agricultural issues and/or diversity and communications. To be eligible to apply for this minor, students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher and be in good standing with Oregon State University. Students must also be in a declared major. Participants in this minor program are able to:
- Research the major agricultural themes and issues of another nation besides the United States of America.
- Examine trade information to determine the key elements of agricultural trade agreements between the USA and another country.
- Analyze the effectiveness of agricultural practices of another nation besides the USA.
- Investigate the effect of broad social, economic, and environmental forces upon the agricultural industry of another nation besides the USA.