Advancing Your Agricultural Experience
Our undergraduate bachelor’s degree and five 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, head farming and ranching operations, lead agricultural communication campagins, join sales and insurance companies, and team up with crop commodity organizations and nonprofits to promote agriculture. What mark do you want to leave on the agriculture industry?
- 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 opportunity to take your leadership skills to the next level?
- Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Communications (Corvallis campus & Ecampus): Want to learn how to better convey your agriculture/natural resources issues, research, products, and business to stakeholders?
- 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?
- Agricultural Education Minor (available Corvallis campus & Ecampus): Considering a future career in agricultural or outdoor education, either as a teacher, non-formal educator, or community coordinator?
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students can use the schedule of classes to search for all courses offered the next term. Scroll to the bottom of the “Search Classes” bar on the left side of the screen to filter by baccalaureate core categories.
Setup an advising appointment by navigating to the Advising page, and following the links to schedule an appointment with your advisor using Bookings. If you are having trouble doing so, please contact the department by using the phone number and/or email address below.
Phone: 541-737-2661 Email: Ag.Education@oregonstate.edu
You are required to attend an advising session every term in order to acquire your PIN.
You will need to re-schedule your advising appointment if you miss it, you can do so by navigating to the advising page and following the links to book an appointment.
If you realized that you missed your advising appointment after the fact, please email Ag.Education@oregonstate.edu as a courtesy and reschedule via email.
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.
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.
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 on Satisfactory Academic Progress.
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 the Financial Aid website on withdrawing.
Ecampus (same price for Oregon residents, out-of-state residents, and international residents)
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.
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 MyOregonState, select "Registration", and then select "Check Your Registration Status." Tutorials: Adding a Course;Dropping a Course
MyDegrees has a planner tab.
Your advisor will utilize this during advising appointments and save course ideas and PIN numbers here.
As a student, you can use the planner function to save course ideas, as well.
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.
Students on academic warning or probation should contact their faculty advisor to discuss options for improving their success here at OSU. Students should read the regulations on Academic Standing and refer to the Academic Success Center’s student resource page. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.