Advancing Your Agricultural Experience

Our undergraduate bachelor’s degree and three minors, as well as our master’s degree and PhD program, can prepare you for virtually any career in agriculture and agricultural education. Let's cultivate a brighter future for agriculture together! Learn more below.

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences is a major that provides flexibility in designing a degree plan to meet the students' individual career and personal goals. The goal of the Agricultural Sciences program is to help students identify the agricultural career in which they are most interested in and build a degree plan that provides each student the confidence and compentence needed to excell in their chosen profession. Each year we graduate amazing students who head off to work for agricultural federal and state agencies, lead farming and ranching operations, join sales and insurance companies, and team up with crop commodity organizations and nonprofits to promote agriculture. How would you like to improve the agriculture industry?

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Minors

  • Agricultural Sciences Minor (available Corvallis campus & Ecampus): Want to develop a broad knowledge about agricultural sciences to enhance your agriculture/natural resources degree?
  • OSU Leadership Minor (available Corvallis campus & Ecampus): Craving an opporunity to take your leadership skills to the next level?
  • Comparative International Agriculture Minor (available Corvallis campus & Ecampus): Hope to explore agricultural concepts and practical experiences through global awareness coursework, language immersion via study/research abroad, and/or international fieldwork?

Master's Degree in Agricultural Education:

The Agricultural Education degree is a graduate degree and licensure program with the primary mission to prepare qualified agricultural educators for a variety of roles in education and agriculture. The department provides a primary source of teachers of agriculture and offers service and leadership to the teaching profession.

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Ph.D. in Education, with a focus in Agricultural Education

The Agricultural Education doctoral option has a primary focus of preparing candidates to assume faculty positions in colleges or university agricultural education programs. Candidates assemble an individual program of study that provides a comprehensive knowledge of the teaching and learning process with a strong theoretical foundation and practical research experience in agricultural education.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell what baccalaureate core courses are offered next term?

Students can use the schedule of classes, Baccalaureate Core Schedules to search by category and term. 

How to tell what bacc. core courses are offered next term? -  Video

How do I find out what term courses are offered?

Term offerings for all current or active term university classes can be found through the OSU Catalog Schedule of Classes. An easy way to look for an individual course or a subject is to use the Quick-Jump. 

Is there a course offered on preparing for graduate school?

Yes! For students interested in graduate school, a GRAD 420 Graduate School Preparation course is offered for 1 credit each term. 

How do I prepare for my advising appointment?

Students should have a tentative schedule in their MyDegrees planner.

Tutorial: How to make a future term plan in MyDegrees

How do I sign up for an advising appointment?

Setup an advising appointment by contacting our department. 

Phone: 541-737-2661  EmailAg.Education@oregonstate.edu 

I missed my advising session, how can I get my PIN?

Corvallis Campus


Students need to contact their advisor and schedule an advising appointment. PINs are generally not distributed by email, unless a student is unable to meet on campus.

ECampus


Email your advisor for instructions on how to get your PIN. 

If I need to take a break from school what do I need to do?

Students should contact their Advisor if you plan for a break from active enrollment. Students may return to take courses within three terms (not including summer) without needing to reapply. If a student is absent four or more terms (not including summer) they need to apply for readmission. Please refer to the Returning Students information on the Registrar's office. 

What courses can I take satisfactory or unsatisfactory, S/U?

Students are allowed to S/U baccalaureate core courses, and "choose from" areas in the Ag Sci major. Stand alone major requirements, eg; BIO 101 cannot be S/U'ed.

S/U forms must be signed by an advisor and submitted to the Registrar's Office by Friday of the seventh week each term. 

What is the deadline for withdrawing from a course? What happens if I withdraw?

The Academic Calendar will show the Priority Registration schedule and other registration deadlines. Please refer to the Registrar's website for information about withdrawing from a course. To find out how this may affect a student's financial aid please refer to the Financial Aid website onSatisfactory Academic Progress

What is the process for withdrawing from all courses and the university for the term?

Please refer to the Registrar's website on how to Withdraw for the Term. Please make sure to complete the withdrawal survey to complete the process. If a student is on Financial Aid they will need to contact the office of Financial Aid, and may need to repay any aid that they have received. Please reference theFinancial Aid website on withdrawing.

What will be my tuition rate? What if I take a mixture of Ecampus and Corvallis Campus courses?

Ecampus (same price for Oregon residents, out-of-state residents, and international residents)

Corvallis Campus

Summer Session (all tuition is in-state)

See the Tuition Comparison Chart to compare Ecampus and Corvallis Campus rates. Students taking a mixture of courses pay separate tuition and fees for each campus and those are added together. This can end up being quite expensive so students should talk to an advisor if they are unsure what to do.  

When can I register for classes, and where? How can I add/drop courses?

The Academic Calendar will show the Priority Registration schedule and other registration deadlines registration will begin around week 7 of every term for the following term. Summer registration usually begins mid-April. 

To find a student's exact registration time and check for any registrations holds, log in to Online Services, select "Registration", and then select "Check Your Registration Status." Tutorials: Adding a Course;Dropping a Course

How do I access MyDegrees?

Students can login to Online Services, MyOSU. Then click "Student" tab and find MyDegrees link under "My Student Stuff." 

Planning in MyDegrees

MyDegrees has a planner tab. 

Your advisor will untilize this during advising appointments and save course ideas and PIN numbers here. 

As a student, you can use the planner funciton to save course ideas, as well. 

Where can I find the MyDegrees Tutorials?

The MyDegrees offers several tutorials for students, including: Degree Checklist, What If, GPA Calculator and Academic Planner.

What happens if I get a D or fail a class?

Agricultural Sciences follows the University's grading policy, a D- is passing. According to AR 20 If a student fails a class they can retake the course and the second grade is the one that counts towards their GPA only if they retake it at OSU.

What should I do about being on academic warning, probation or suspension?

Students on academic warning or probation should contact their faculty advisor to discuss options for improving their success here at OSU. First year students on warning or probabtion should contact Melanie Jones to discuss hold removal. In addition, students should read the regulations on Academic Standing and refer to the Registrar's Guide to Resources. Students on academic suspension should read the regulations on Academic Suspension and the guidelines for reinstatement. It is best to discuss reinstatement options with your advisor. 

Can I take courses at a Community College that count towards my degree?

Yes! Students may elect to take lower division courses at a community college and a good option is to be enrolled in the Degree Partnership Program. The following are subjects that students can focus on: biology, general chemistry, mathematics, and the baccalaureate core requirements. 

Why are some of my transfer courses not showing up under my major in MyDegrees?

Sometimes a course doesn't satisfy OSU requirements or major requirements. Students may petition to have a transfer course substitute for a baccalaureate core or departmental requirement. To petition, fill out the following form, Petition Form, and return to your advisor or drop-off at the department. 

Agricultural Internships

Internships are not required as part of our degree in Agricultural Sciences, but highly encouraged. Intern credit is available every term, including summers. Generally, internship credit is not available for prior work. 

Internship credits are variable, and based upon internship site hours across the span of the term. Students must submit an application to have the internship reviewed/approved. 

Please discuss your interest with your academic advisor, stop by our department office to gain a copy of the application or click here for further information

What can I do with my Agricultural Sciences major?

The Agricultural Sciences degree is an option for students who are exploring pathways in the field, and/or whose career goals do not align with another department within the college. OSU Career Development Center has a lot of resources for students.