CSU, Chico

Indicators of Success

Indicators of Success

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Indicators of Success for B.S. in Agriculture

Agricultural Science and Education (ASED) Option - Please see this link for detailed assessment data

Crops, Horticulture, and Land Resource (CHLR) Management Option - Please see this link for detailed assessment data

ASED Majors & Ethnicity Data

Four -year graduation rate

Other Indicators of Success

Students will participate in laboratory classes, capstone experiences, internships, and/or undergraduate research experiences at the Agricultural Teaching and Research Center

  • Our students engage in hands-on learning experiences in agriculture science laboratories, greenhouses, school farms, agricultural mechanics laboratories, and supervised agriculture experience projects. Many students take advantage of our internship program to gain the occupational experience required for the teaching credential.
The greenhouse and nursery provide faculty, students, and staff the opportunity to grow plants in various controlled environments. The agricultural experimental research (AGRI 490) class uses the greenhouse and nursery for research projects. In addition to laboratory and research activities, we also supply plant material for local restoration projects in the northern Sacramento Valley.
Our crop fields provide students the opportunity to grow plants in various environments. In addition to laboratory and research activities, we also supply plant material for local restoration projects in the northern Sacramento Valley.

Students will report on their exit survey that they are well prepared to enter the workplace or graduate school

  • Our most recent survey results show that 86% of graduating seniors feel “well prepared” or “very well prepared” to enter the workforce, and 64% of those surveyed feel “well prepared” or “very well prepared” to enter graduate school.

Students will participate in student organizations, competitive activities, conferences,  and/or community service opportunities to enhance their hands-on educational experience and provide additional skill development that complements classroom activities

  • Our college supports nine student clubs and nationally recognized chapters of Alpha Tau Alpha, Alpha Gamma Rho, Sigma Alpha and Alpha Zeta. Students attend regional and national conferences and participate in renowned teams, clubs and organizations that cultivate leadership and teamwork.
Outstanding Students
Kaeli McCarther, a 2017 College of Agriculture graduate, epitomizes the qualities of leadership and academic excellence. As a minority student determined to increase representation and inclusion of other minorities in agriculture, McCarther helped bring the national organization -  Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, to Chico State. McCarther also served as president of the organization.
Sigma Alpha is a National Professional Agriculture Sorority with a local chapter here at California State University, Chico. Sigma Alpha is committed to promoting women in agriculture and encourages members to strive for scholarship, leadership, and service.
Sigma Alpha is a National Professional Agriculture Sorority with a local chapter here at California State University, Chico. Sigma Alpha is committed to promoting women in agriculture and encourages members to strive for scholarship, leadership, and service.
Students are essential to the success of CSU, Chico’s Organic Vegetable Project , which completed its first year of harvest in 2008. Produce is served seasonally to campus diners and at a weekly produce stand on campus. The collaboration brings together students, faculty, local farmers, and other community members who intend to promote the wise use of resources and preservation of local food production.

Students are essential to the success of CSU, Chico’s Organic Vegetable Project, which completed its first year of harvest in 2008. Produce is served seasonally to campus diners, and at a weekly produce stand on campus. The collaboration brings together students, faculty, local farmers, and other community members who intend to promote the wise use of resources and preservation of local food production.

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Ag Theme House

The Center for Agricultural Leadership (CAL) Theme Housing provides a supportive environment for freshmen agriculture students to build bonds and develop leadership abilities. This unique and exciting environment fosters academic success and enhances opportunities for students to develop strong relationships with those who share similar career objectives.

Click here to learn more about CAL Theme Housing

  • Outstanding faculty are the backbone of our college and the driving force behind our students' success. Read more about the achievements of some of our outstanding educators below.
Dr. Betsy Boyd - Outstanding PSSC Faculty

Plant Science professor Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Boyd was elected chair of the Academic Senate in May 2015. Dr. Boyd was the first College of Agriculture professor to hold this affluent faculty leadership role in the University.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Boyd's accomplishments