The College of Agricultural Sciences is Oregon’s principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a leader in the study of natural resources, life sciences, environmental quality, and rural economies. The college offers 13 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, where students can take classes on three different campuses across Oregon and online throughout the world. As a fundamental part of the university’s land-grant mission, the college creates knowledge to solve problems and discover new opportunities for the future. Oregon State was ranked among the Top Ten in the world in Agriculture and Forestry in 2015 by QS World University Rankings, and its impacts are felt throughout the state, the nation, and the world.
As the state's Land Grant University, Oregon State was created to serve the needs of the people. Beginning in 1870 as Corvallis College, agricultural and natural resource programs were offered and have been a vital component ever since.