College of Agriculture

Prospective Students


BS in Animal Science: Students will learn and apply the scientific principles of livestock production and management, including animal nutrition, reproduction, genetics, health and meat science.

BS in Agricultural Business: This degree program prepares students for entry level management or marketing positions in the agriculture production and food system sector. 

BS in Agriculture - Option in Agricultural Science and Education: Recommended for students interested in teaching agriculture or obtaining a degree in general agriculture. The option satisfies the subject matter requirement for the agriculture teaching credential and prepares students for admission into the agricultural teaching credential program. 

BS in Agriculture - Option in Crop Science, Horticulture and Land Resource Management: Provides students with a thorough understanding of plant, soil and water ecosystems and sustainable management practices. 

Choose Chico

California State University, Chico is the second oldest CSU campus, founded in 1887. Since then the university and community have flourished together, making the city of Chico a great little college town. The 119 acre campus serves as an arboretum with Little Chico Creek running through the center. The average class size is 30 students and the student to faculty ratio is 23:1.

With more than 700 declared agriculture majors, the College of Agriculture at Chico State is large enough to provide an outstanding agriculture education, yet small enough to offer unique opportunities for student involvement. We think of our college as a family, and if you are enthusiastic and eager to learn, you will have no trouble finding your home among us.

The College of Agriculture is guided by a student-centered, hand-on learning philosophy. With an 800-acre University Farm that is accessible to all students, nearly a dozen agriculture organizations ranging from Society of Ag Managers to the Stock Dog Association, and a strong tie to the agricultural community, the experiences our students gain during their time at the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture will prepare them for a rewarding career in agriculture or admission to graduate or professional school.

The Outreach and Retention Office is here to help you plan for your education in the College of Agriculture. We stand ready to help you with the admission process by connecting you with a faculty advisor, helping you to get access to scholarship information, and eventually finding the right internship or job. Feel free to contact us any time by calling 530-898-4262 or emailing