The Agricultural Sciences major gives you the freedom to design your own degree! As part of the degree program, you can choose from various agricultural-based credits and electives. You can go broad with exposure to all areas of agriculture, go deep within two or more emphasis areas — or do a combination of both.
Interested in agriculture? Looking for a flexible major that allows you to design your own academic path? Then majoring in agricultural sciences is a great fit for you!
Our major allows you to customize your degree and take courses from different areas throughout our College of Agricultural Sciences. The agricultural sciences major allows our students to create a purposeful course plan, crossing several areas of study, to meet their individual career goals. With a degree in Agricultural Sciences, you can get a wide-ranging education that covers agriculture production, agribusiness, leadership, agricultural communications, resource management, and environmental/sustainability issues. Students use this major to prepare to return to their family operation, teach agriculture, develop agricultural communications materials, work in Extension, go into industry, sell equipment/insurance, or work for state or federal agricultural programs. Not to mention, if you’re interested in becoming an agriculture/natural resources teacher, an Agricultural Sciences degree is an ideal first step. It allows you to integrate the breadth of agricultural-based prerequisite courses required for the Masters of Agricultural Education graduate/licensure program.
Our undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences is offered on the Corvallis Campus, Extended Campus (Ecampus), and Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Oregon.
Want even more flexibility? You can complete an Agricultural Sciences degree online through Ecampus, OSU’s accredited distance learning program. If you’re already working on a farm or ranch, the online degree is a great way to complete your education. Even if you’re a student on campus, you can take Agricultural Sciences classes online for increased flexibility in course scheduling. See Ecampus’ Schedule of Classes for lists per term of the variety of classes offered online.
Future careers may include agriculture production, agribusiness, agricultural communications positions, resource management, and environmental/sustainability issues, as well as education, communication and other paths of your own choosing. Here are a few position titles our awesome alumni hold after completing their Agricultural Sciences degree:
-Rangeland Management Specialist
-Agriculture Literacy Coordinator
-Agribusiness Credit Analyst
-Crop Health Technician
-Food Safety and Compliance Manager
For more information on how to declare and begin working towards a degree in Agricultural Sciences, go to the advising page!
For more information contact, Dawn Moyer, adviser for Agricultural Sciences