Without exaggeration, agriculture is at the core of everything we do in our daily lives. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the landscapes we enjoy, agricultural research and education undoubtedly enhances the world in which we live, work, and thrive.
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University speaks to our institution’s land-grant mission through its economic impact, cutting-edge research, and innovative education. The College offers nine undergraduate majors with 28 different concentration options as well as 39 graduate degree programs within the College and its five academic departments.
From the founding days of this university, agriculture has been at the core of our academic enterprise. We know that the next generation of thinkers produced by our college will be prepared to tackle the grand global challenges in agriculture including food security, resource stewardship, and water availability. Just a few examples of the breakthroughs produced by our researchers include: links between food and cancer prevention; enhancements to food safety; a greater understanding of animal welfare; improvements in crop yields; new approaches to organic agriculture; and new economic modelling for farmers and ranchers.
When prospective students visit our college, they will find faculty and staff that have an uncompromised commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Our students learn from some of the most well-known and famous researchers in their fields and have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Beyond the fundamental knowledge gained in classrooms and laboratories, our students also take part in hands-on experiences that prepare them to be thoughtful researchers, well-rounded individuals, and engaged citizens of this community and the professional world beyond campus.
I am proud of the work that this college has done and will do for Colorado, the U.S., and the world. I can think of no better place to learn what it will take to feed the world while also enhancing our environment and protecting our limited resources than our College of Agricultural Sciences. Our faculty, staff, and students will change the world, and I hope you will join us in our journey.
Please take time to explore our website. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact the Dean’s office at (970) 491-6274. We would love to hear from you!