Agricultural Sciences

Undergraduate Program Fact Sheet
Agricultural Sciences

Choose Your Own Path

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 experience, such as field-based internships, research, or study abroad opportunities.

Faces of AgSci

“With [this] degree I hope to tackle some of the fastest-growing problems not only in the U.S., but around the world.” -Angel Hammon, Gates Millenium Scholar

College of Agricultural Sciences

 
  2,468 |  
Total number of AgSci
undergraduate students
 
  308 |  
Number of undergraduate
students in this major
 
  $500K |  
In scholarships for
AgSci students
 
  $90M |  
In funding for AgSci
research each year

Agricultural Sciences Degree Options

  • Agricultural Sciences Major (Corvallis, Ecampus, and EOU)
  • Comparative International Agriculture Minor (Corvallis, Ecampus)
  • Agricultural Sciences Minor (Corvallis, Ecampus)
  • Leadership Minor (Corvallis, Ecampus)
  • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resource Communications Minor (Corvallis, Ecampus)
  • Agricultural Education Minor (Corvallis, Ecampus)

Degrees that Pay. Careers that Matter.

Job opportunities are abundant for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or ecological sustainability. This expertise helps solve the world’s most pressing issues in the arenas of world hunger, human health, and environmental conservation. Discover how you can build a meaningful career that helps make tomorrow better.

Examples of career paths with a degree in Agricultural Sciences include:

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

Individualized Advising

Advisors help students develop their course of study. They are the students’ link to scholarships and campus resources, advise on matters of professional development, and point students toward experiential learning and leadership opportunities that will help them be successful in their agricultural or business careers after graduation. For Agricultural Sciences advising, contact Dawn Moyer

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B.S. in Agricultural Sciences Example 4-Year Plan | 2021-2022

This is a sample schedule intended for informational purposes only. Students should consult with their OSU academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.

  FALL   WINTER   SPRING   NOTES
First Year AG 200 Orientation to major 2 COMM 111 Public Speaking or COMM 218
Interpersonal Communication
3 WR 222 English Composition 3 Biology series differ between campus and Ecampus. Corvallis campus students may take any Biology sequence. Ecampus students will expect to take BI 204, 205, 206
  MTH 111 College Algebra 4 CH 121 General Chemistry 5 CH 122 General Chemistry 5  
  WR 121 English Composition 4 HHS 231 Lifetime Fitness 2 BACCORE* (WC, L/A) 2  
  AG 111 Info Tech in AG 3 CAS Elective** 3-4 CAS ELECTIVE** 3-4  
               
  Total Credits 13 Total Credits 13-14 Total Credits 14-16  
Second Year AEC 251 Intro to Ag and Food Economics 3 AEC 211 Ag and Food Mgmt 4 LEAD 407 Global Opp For All 1  
  BI221 4 AG 230 Into to Extension and Engagement 3 BI 223 4  
  Soil 205 Soil Science 3 LEAD 242 3 CAS ELECTIVE** 8-9  
  Soil 206 Lab for 205 1 BI 222 4      
  AG ELECTIVE* (i.e. AG 301) 3 Any Physical Activity course 1      
  Total Credits 14 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 13-14  
Third Year AEC 388 Ag Law 4 AG 351 Communicating Ag to the public 3 AG 410 Internship or ELECTIVE COURSE** OR AED 313 Early Field Experience <12  
  BACCORE* 3 BA 315 Acct for Decs Makers OR ST201 4 BACCORE* 3  
  AG 311 Native American Ag 3 ELECTIVE COURSE** 4 BACCORE* 3  
  ELECTIVE COURSE** 3 ELECTIVE COURSE** 4      
  ELECTIVE COURSE** 3          
  Total Credits 16 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 18  
Fourth Year AG 455 Risk & Crisis Comms 3 AG 421 Writing in Agriculture 3 ELECTIVE COURSE** 3  
  Upper-Div. ELECTIVE COURSE** 3 AGRI 438 Exploring World Ag 2 ELECTIVE COURSE** 3  
  Upper-Div. ELECTIVE COURSE** 3 Upper-Div. ELECTIVE COURSE** 3 ELECTIVE COURSE** 4  
  Upper-Div. ELECTIVE COURSE** 3 Upper-Div. ELECTIVE COURSE** 4 ELECTIVE COURSE** 4  
  Upper-Div. ELECTIVE COURSE** 4 Upper-Div. ELECTIVE COURSE** 4      
  Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 180

*BACCORE = Perspective Courses – Choose a course from each category: Western Culture, Cultural diversity, Literature & Arts, Social Processes, Difference, Power, & Discrimination (met with FW Human Dimension Course). Synthesis Courses – Choose a course from each category: Science Tech & Society, and Contemporary Global Issues.

**ELECTIVE COURSE = Course taken depends on courses selected by the student based on their interests – see the full list of requirements and options at catalog.oregonstate.edu