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Agricultural Biology – Weed Science


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.

The concentration in weed science, focuses on plants that are major threats to our food security such as invasive and weed plant species. Students will learn how to identify and manage weeds and discover the role that biotechnology plays in weed management.


  • Integrate skills and knowledge to solve problems related to plants, insects, and microbes in natural and managed ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of social, economic, and biophysical aspects of the management of biological problems in natural and managed ecosystems.
  • Describe, assess, analyze, and synthesize knowledge from across the curriculum to create solutions for pests and beneficial species in natural and managed ecosystems.
  • Promote and practice inclusion to form effective teams that solve complex problems in natural and managed ecosystems.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences regarding sustainable pest and pathogen management in natural and managed ecosystems.

Where You’ll Find Us

Bug zoo.

Bug Zoo and Community Outreach

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

Teaching at ARDEC.

Agricultural Research & Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.

Aerial view of almost completed construction site for three story academic building on CSU campus

Nutrien Building

Our Agricultural Biology Programs will return to the Nutrien Building when it opens the spring of 2022.

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Related Interests

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

  • Researcher 
  • Crop Advisor 
  • Extension Education 
  • Grower 
  • Agriculture Consultant 
  • Production Manager 
  • Inspector 
  • Diagnostician 
  • Academic
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Department Advisor

Chris Amerman

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