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Agricultural Biology Major

Plant Pathology Concentration

Do You Want to Improve the Sustainability of Food Systems, Food Security, and Natural Resource Management?

Agricultural Biology students acquire firsthand experience working with world-class faculty learning how to help solve the most difficult problems we face today in food production and environmental conservation.

The Agricultural Biology degree program offers an opportunity to learn how ecosystems function and how to protect them. 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.

Together, you will become prepared to identify applications and put in practice the knowledge gained to solve today’s biggest challenges.

Visit the CSU Course Catalog to get info on coursework and degree requirements.


  • Solve problems related to plants, insects, and microbes in natural and managed ecosystems
  • Understand social, economic, and biophysical aspects of the management of biological problems in natural and managed ecosystems
  • Create solutions for pests and beneficial species in natural and managed ecosystems

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.

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Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

CSU's new home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations and agricultural innovation for global impact.

Learn more about the Nutrien Building

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Bug Zoo and Community Outreach

Volunteer with this traveling exhibit to introduce K-12 students to 30+ species of arachnids, insects, and other arthropods.

Learn more about the Bug Zoo

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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Entomology
  • Plants
  • Weeds
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Related Careers

  • Agricultural Biologist & Engineer
  • Agricultural Science Research Technician
  • Biologist
  • Insect Molecular Biologist
  • Research Agronomist
  • Research Biologist
  • Research Entomologist
  • Research Plant Pathologist
  • Social Science Specialist
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Department Advisor

Chris Amerman

For more information, contact Chris Amerman, Academic Success Coordinator for the Agricultural Biology Undergraduate Major.