Department Overview

Ag education students


Welcome to our Department!

The Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences (formerly General Agriculture) is one of twelve departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences. We are headquartered on the OSU Corvallis campus in Bexell Hall. Below are the degree programs and minors offered through our department. 

Undergraduate Bachelors of Science Degree:

Agricultural SciencesOur undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences is offered on the Corvallis Campus, Extended Campus, and Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande.

Agricultural Sciences is an undergraduate studies program that provides maximum flexibility in designing and structuring a course of study to meet the students' individual career goals. The goal of the Agricultural Sciences program is to help students identify the agricultural career in which they are most interested and build a course of study that will qualify each student for his or her chosen profession. Advising is of paramount importance in this process and major emphasis is placed on career advising.

Areas you can emphasize within this program are general agricultureleadership and communication, and teacher preparation


Agricultural Sciences (Corvallis campus)

Campus wide OSU Leadership Minor (Corvallis campus and Extended Campus): This minor applies to students of all majors and is intended to enhance the leadership potential of students throughout the university.If you are interested i dveloping your leadership potential, the Leadership Minor is for you! 

International Agriculture Development

Graduate Degrees:

Master’s in Agricultural Education (Corvallis campus): 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.


Outstanding Students

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Congratulations, Agricultural Education and Sciences Department

Allison Meadows

For Allison Meadows, versatility is key to being a good educator.

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Kristen Kaste named 2012 Oregon Dairy Princess - Ambassador

Outstanding Faculty

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Julie Neuschwander's general agriculture degree can take her wherever she wants to go.

When Julie Neuschwander talks about the general agriculture program at Oregon State, she mostly talks about her options. “I like the different things general agriculture offers. I like to  mix it up,” she says. “I’m going to have a broad overview of many areas when I graduate ranging from...
Jeff Sherman

Jeff Sherman plans to educate the next generation of agricultural leaders.

It might be unusual for a future agriculture teacher to cite a welding class as an inspiration to enter the field of education. But that’s what happened to Jeff Sherman when he completed his College of Agriculture early field experience in Joseph, Ore. While Sherman was assisting in a high school...