Undergraduate Degrees

The College of Agricultural Sciences offers educational opportunities for virtually endless career paths. Browse over 20 degree majors, many of which offer options for specialization. Consider one of over 20 undergraduate minors, to help build your knowledge across disciplines and prepare you for an ever-changing job market.

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Agricultural & Food Business Management

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural & Food Business Management teaches students to navigate the important intersection of business, food systems, and agriculture. We combine practical skills (marketing, finance, management) with rigorous analytical approaches. This degree equips students with the tools that are highly sought by...

Career Highlights

  • Buyer or Purchasing Agent
  • Agricultural Sales or Marketing
  • Market Analyst
  • Farm Manager or Owner
  • Loan Officer

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Agricultural Sciences

  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Agricultural Sciences major gives students the freedom to design their own degree, and empowers students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in communication and education, or in any area of agriculture. Learning within the Agricultural Sciences major is not limited to the classroom, and students are encouraged to gain real world...

Career Highlights

  • Agricultural Sales or Marketing
  • Animal Breeder of Husbandry
  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Agricultural Educator
  • Soil Conservationist

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Animal Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences provides students the most current and up-to-date information on production methods invovled in the care and management of companion animals, livestock, and poultry. Students are prepared to go on to advanced studies in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, pharmacy school, human medicine,...

Career Highlights

  • Animal Breeder
  • Feed Mill Manger
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Inspector or Grader

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Animal Sciences Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences provides students the most current and up-to-date information on production methods invovled in the care and management of companion animals, livestock, and poultry. Students are prepared to go on to advanced studies in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, pharmacy school, human medicine,...

Career Highlights

  • Inspector or Grader
  • Rancher or Farm Manager
  • Local, State or Federal Government
  • Animal Breeder
  • Feed Mill Manger

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Biological Data Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The life sciences have been transformed by the ability to rapidly collect large-scale datasets. Students studying Biological Data Sciences will be at the interface of life and quantitative sciences and study as well as use large datasets to address important questions across disciplines of the life sciences.

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BioResource Research

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

BioResource Research (BRR) is an interdisciplinary biosciences major centered around student research. Students take science core courses, complete an option in the FANH (Food, Agriculture, Natural resources, and Human) sciences, and do a research project of their choice under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Nearly 100% of BRR graduates have...

Career Highlights

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Researcher or Lab Technician
  • Bioinformatic Data Scientist
  • Plant or Animal Geneticist
  • Medical Doctor

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Botany

  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Botany students learn about plants at all levels of biological organization, from molecular and cellular processes to the global ecosystem. In addition to addressing fundamental questions in plant biology, plant scientists in the 21st century will be called upon to provide information useful for producing food, fiber, and medicine for an...

Career Highlights

  • Conservation Expert
  • County Extension Agent
  • Lab Tech
  • Research Botanist
  • Federal or State Agency Botanist

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Comparative International Agriculture Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The minor provides students with opportunities to explore international agricultural concepts and practical experiences through global awareness coursework, cultural immersion via study or internship abroad, and through classroom learning about global issues in agriculture. The 27 credit hour curriculum prepares students for a wide range of...

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Crop & Soil Science

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Crop and Soil Science students work on solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems faced in Oregon, our nation, and across the globe. If you want to help feed the people of Oregon, the United States and the world; or be part of a team exploring biofuels and bioproducts to increase energy independence in the United States...

Career Highlights

  • Soil Scientist or Conservationist
  • Agronomist or Consultant
  • Extension Agent
  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Erosion Control Specialist

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Crop Science Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Crop and Soil Science students work on solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems faced in Oregon, our nation, and across the globe. If you want to help feed the people of Oregon, the United States and the world; or be part of a team exploring biofuels and bioproducts to increase energy independence in the United States...

Career Highlights

  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Extension Agent
  • Agronomist or Consultant

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Ecological Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Ecological Engineering (EcoE) blends engineering and science, and focuses on the design of sustainable systems (natural, urban, and agricultural) that integrate human activities into the natural environment to the benefit of both.

Career Highlights

  • Governmental Agencies
  • Engineering Consulting Companies
  • Industrial Clients
  • Entrepreneurial Start-ups

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Entomology Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Entomology minor is available to all OSU students. A minimum of 27 credits is required, at least 12 of which must be upper-division credits.

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Environmental Economics & Policy

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The environmental economics and policy (EEP) undergraduate degree program will empower you to draw on strong economic and data analysis skills to promote environmental and natural resource stewardship. Environmental problems and misuse of natural resources are caused by human behavior, and thus must be solved by changing behavior. While...

Career Highlights

  • Economic Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Government, Private, and Non-Profit Sectors
  • Lawyer
  • Policy Specialist or Analyst

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Environmental Economics and Policy Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

OSU has a proud history of research and education in agricultural, resource and environmental economics and is a recognized leader in developing the applied resource economics field. Courses within this minor program are taught by OSU's world-class faculty, who are recognized internationally for excellence in research and innovation.

Career Highlights

  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Responsibilities
  • Resource Management and Policy Responsibilities
  • Research and Nonprofit Foundations
  • Promoting Sustainable and Effective Management Practices

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Environmental Law and Policy Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

In the past, evaluations and mitigation of environmental and natural resource problems have been based on technical and scientific solutions. But the current approach requires socioeconomic and legal impact assessment of economic development projects and activities that involve natural resources and the environment.

Career Highlights

  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Resource Management and Policy
  • Regulatory Compliance and Government-Based Policy
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Promoting Sustainable and Effective Management Practices

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Fermentation Science Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Fermentation Science program, one of just a handful in the nation, is a hands-on applied science addressing the use of microorganisms as processing agents in the production of wine and beer, as well as a variety of other fermented foods such as cheese, yogurt, soy sauce, pickles, breads and fermented vegetables. Courses specific to the...

Career Highlights

  • Cheesemaking
  • Baking and Other Fermented Foods
  • Winemaker
  • Brewer
  • Food and Beverage Industry

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Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences offers world-class training in processes and strategies for the management and conservation of fish, wildlife, and marine species and their habitats. Students in our degree program learn to think critically and evaluate problems concerning fundamental ecological principles using...

Career Highlights

  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Animal Keeper or Trainer
  • Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist
  • Naturalist or Outdoor Educator

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Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences offers world-class training in processes and strategies for the management and conservation of fish, wildlife, and marine species and their habitats. Students in our degree program learn to think critically and evaluate problems concerning fundamental ecological principles using...

Career Highlights

  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Naturalist or Outdoor Educator
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist
  • Animal Keeper or Trainer

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Food Manufacturing Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

The Food Manufacturing minor introduces students to several engineering and operations concepts. A key component of the minor is a three-month manufacturing internship at a food processing facility. Prior to the internship, students will work within the department’s pilot plants, producing at least one of cheese, beer, wine, liquors, or fruit and...

Career Highlights

  • Sensory or Food Scientist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Food or Flavor Chemist

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Food Science & Technology

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

As Alton Brown says, “All food is science” and nothing could be truer. Well suited to those with a scientific bent and a deep curiosity about food, our students come to understand the edible world through this fascinating field of study that combines Biology, Chemistry, Fermentation, Engineering and so much more.

Career Highlights

  • Sensory or Food Scientist
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Brewer or Winemaker
  • Food or Flavor Chemist

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Horticulture

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

Our courses address contemporary, real-world problems and guide you in developing the knowledge and skills to solve them. In class, you’ll participate in hands-on laboratory and field experiences, installation and construction of horticultural systems, student-managed projects, and field-based problem solving.

Career Highlights

  • Landscape and Public Garden Manager
  • Nursery or Greenhouse Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent or Athletic Field Director
  • Vineyard
  • Restoration Ecologist

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Leadership Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

This minor applies to students of all majors and is intended to enhance the leadership potential of students throughout the university. If you are interested in developing your leadership potential, the Leadership Minor is for you!

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Marine Conservation and Management Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Follow your passion to help protect and sustain living marine resources by earning your marine conservation and management minor with Oregon State University.

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Organic Farming Systems Undergraduate Certificate

  • Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Organic Farming Systems Certificate will provide you with technical skills and knowledge in organic farming production and regulation. The program emphasizes organic management of soil health, pests and diseases, weeds, and inputs while also providing understanding of organic regulations, policy, economics, and social...

Career Highlights

  • Organic Farming Production and Regulation

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Rangeland Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

Rangeland sciences is the study and sustainable management of rangelands across a variety of biomes, from arid deserts, to mesic grasslands, to tropical savannahs. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide advanced scientific knowledge regarding multiple ecological processes and social drivers influencing rangeland ecosystems...

Career Highlights

  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Game Enforcement
  • Rancher or Farm Manager
  • Range Economist
  • Rangeland Conservationist

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Soil Science Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Crop and Soil Science students work on solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems faced in Oregon, our nation, and across the globe. If you want to help feed the people of Oregon, the United States and the world; or be part of a team exploring biofuels and bioproducts to increase energy independence in the United States...

Career Highlights

  • Extension Agent
  • Agronomist or Consultant
  • Soil Scientist or Conservationist
  • Erosion Control Specialist
  • Grower or Production Manager

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Sustainability Double Degree

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Undergraduate Minor

The Sustainability Double Degree (SDD) Program allows you to add a B.S. in Sustainability to your degree plan in any other major at OSU. Students from majors as different as Business Administration, Natural Resources, and Sociology come to the SDD Program to gain a better understanding of the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of...

Career Highlights

  • Research and development
  • Policy making and regulation
  • NGO or other nonprofit
  • Waste prevention and management
  • Conservation and restoration

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Toxicology Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

There is a growing interest in protecting human and environmental health, environmental toxicology, and computational toxicology making this a contemporary field of study for undergraduate students.

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Turf and Landscape Management Minor

  • Undergraduate Minor

Our courses address contemporary, real-world problems and guide you in developing the knowledge and skills to solve them. In class, you’ll participate in hands-on laboratory and field experiences, installation and construction of horticultural systems, student-managed projects, and field-based problem solving.

Career Highlights

  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Plant Breeder or Geneticist
  • Landscape and Public Garden Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Farm

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Urban Agriculture

  • Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate will train you to capitalize on new markets in agriculture not addressed by traditional rural farming. Learn about modern techniques and technologies that can produce high quality and diverse goods grown right in their urban destination market — such as culturally significant ingredients, crops that don't transport well or...

Career Highlights

  • Agricultural Entrepreneur
  • Urban Farmer

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