CSU, Chico

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The B.S. in Agriculture at California State University, Chico serves the region and state by providing high-quality learning environments that engage students in active, problem-based learning in agriculture, conducting applied research and creative activities, and public service.

The option in Agri-Science and Education is a degree program in general agriculture that is recommended for agricultural teacher preparation and for students seeking a broad program that covers all facets of agriculture. Subject matter includes agricultural engineering technology, animal sciences, agricultural business management, ornamental horticulture, plant sciences, and natural resources.

The option in Crops, Horticulture and Land Resource Management is a degree program that serves to provide education, research and service in horticultural management, crop production and land stewardship that is ecologically based, socially engaged, and responsive to industry needs. The crops program contains three advising patterns: crop production, crop protection (preparation for pest control advisor), and soil management.  In addition to an in-depth knowledge of plant science, students graduate with a holistic and practical understanding of resources fundamental to the management of sustainable crop production systems.