Major in Agricultural Biology
Make a difference that will last generations.
An Agricultural Biology major get hands-on experience studying plants, microbes, insects, and weeds that threaten the safety and sustainability of our food supply. It will also provide practical training through internships and/or research experiences.
You will share this experience with a cohort of students who will become your teammates in strengthening the ecosystems that we all depend on for food, fiber, and ecosystem services.
Visit the CSU Course Catalog to get info on coursework and degree requirements.
Concentrate On Your Interests
When you major in Agricultural Biology, you have the option to focus your studies in one of three concentration areas.
Discover the basic and applied science of the study of insects and other arthropods such as ticks and mites. Help build a healthier food system for a growing world while protecting the environment.
Plant Pathology Concentration
Discover how virus, bacteria, fungi, and other microbes affect plant and ecosystem health and learn about the tools that are used to diagnose and manage plant diseases caused by these microbes.
Weed Science Concentration
Invasive and weed plants are one of the major threats to food security. Learn to identify and manage weeds and discover the role that biotechnology plays in weed management.
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Our bachelors in Agricultural Biology prepares you for careers in research, extension, teaching, private consulting, industry, and government. You can also continue in a broad range of M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
Specific career opportunities include agricultural consultants, technical and sales representatives for industry, state departments of agriculture and USDA specialists, agricultural extension agents, industry research and environmental technicians.
Where You’ll Find Us
Agricultural Research and Development Center
Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of ten around the state.
Plant Growth Facilities
The PGF is an Institutional Core Research Facility supporting research and education.
Learn more about Plant Growth Facilities
Bug Zoo and Community Outreach
Volunteer with this traveling exhibit to introduce K-12 students to 30+ species of arachnids, insects, and other arthropods.
C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
Nearly five million specimens in the aquatic insect orders, the Lepidoptera – butterflies and moths, the Diptera – flies, gnats and mosquitos, and the Hymenoptera – ants, bees, wasps and relatives.
Learn More About the Gillette Museum
CSU’s Denver’s campus at the National Western Center that brings together research, teaching and engagement activities in a modern-day approach to the university’s land-grant mission.
Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building
CSU’s new home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations and agricultural innovation for global impact.
- Agricultural Biologist & Engineer
- Agricultural Science Research Technician
- Insect Molecular Biologist
- Research Agronomist
- Research Biologist
- Research Entomologist
- Research Plant Pathologist
- Social Science Specialist
Agricultural Biology Academic Advisors
Associate Department Head
Chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee