Diverse programs, experiences help students thrive

Oregon State University offers more than 40 diverse majors and minors, with courses and degree programs offered in Corvallis and La Grande, online, and in hybrid formats.

By Dan Arp

Dean, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

Published on May 10, 2018 12:59PM

Last changed on May 10, 2018 1:01PM

OSU student research intern Smantha Roof and OSU entomologist Sandy DeBano collect insects at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. Student success at OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences is supported by $500,000 in student scholarships each year. Part of those funds support internships, such as entomology research conducted by OSU students in eastern Oregon.

OSU student research intern Smantha Roof and OSU entomologist Sandy DeBano collect insects at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. Student success at OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences is supported by $500,000 in student scholarships each year. Part of those funds support internships, such as entomology research conducted by OSU students in eastern Oregon.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Part of our mission in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences is to prepare students to contribute to the future of agriculture.

Consider the year 2030, just 12 years from now. The world population is expected to be 8.5 billion, or three additional USA’s across the planet. The challenge to agriculture is clear.

Agriculture will need innovators who embrace change. In addition to mastery of a discipline and ability to use emerging technologies, employers are seeking graduates with relevant work experience, teamwork ability, and excellent communication skills.

Student success is fundamental in our college, which is ranked in the top 15 agricultural science programs in the world. We help students thrive — today and throughout their careers.

We have more than 40 diverse majors and minors, with courses and degree programs offered in Corvallis and La Grande, online, and in hybrid formats.

Beyond the classroom, our students gain hands-on learning, work, and research experience in campus labs, at branch experiment stations across the state, and at institutions worldwide.

At OSU’s College of Agricultural sciences, we offer learning opportunities that inspire students to become leaders, real-world experience, and resources to help make it all happen.



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