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Corban University

Agriculture Science

(launching Fall 2022)

“Humanity must now produce more food in the next four decades than we have in the last 8,000 years of agriculture combined. And we must do so sustainably.” -World Wildlife Fund 2050 Criteria Report

Do you want to make a difference in global agriculture issues? Want to work with your hands? Help feed our communities and the world, and do it sustainably?

The Corban University agriculture science program would be a perfect fit for you.

Our immersive and hands-on agriculture science program will prepare you to be a competent agricultural or scientific professional, committed to discovering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing agricultural problems.

Why Study Agriculture at Corban?

Corban is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest with an agriculture science program.

At Corban, you will learn to investigate new ideas and research, and engage meaningfully with rising global challenges, from a mindset that truly values ethics and sustainability over industry expansion because it is rooted in the truth of God’s Word.

Corban’s 220-acre campus in Oregon’s Willamette Valley also provides a stunning, agriculturally-diverse environment to prepare students to make a difference. The Willamette Valley—and Oregon as a whole—is a prime location to study agriculture with its eight distinct growing regions, healthy rainfall, and prominent role in myriad industries, including greens (greenhouse, grass seed, nursery plants, Christmas trees); farm (hay, cattle, dairy); and food (blueberries, pears, potatoes, hazelnuts, peppermint, Dungeness crab).

Is Agriculture Science the Right Major for You?

Yes, if:

  • You love to work with your hands.
  • You’re passionate about stewardship and sustainability.
  • You’re a problem-solver.
  • You enjoy science.
  • You’re concerned about feeding our communities and doing it in a sustainable manner.

What You’ll Learn

Corban’s agriculture science major combines a faith-based liberal arts framework with an emphasis on core scientific knowledge and a solid agricultural foundation. Courses in the ag science program will prepare you to be a competent agricultural or scientific professional, committed to discovering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing and tangible problems. Classes you might take include:

  • Foundations of Agriculture and Agricultural Science
  • Principles of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Soil Science and Management
  • Animal Physiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Crop Science
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Land and Water Management
  • Rural Economic Development
  • Genetics

You will also gain hands-on experience through internships and capstone projects with local farmers and ag-related businesses.

Career Opportunities

With food demand expected to double by 2050, ag science is a growing career field, with 6% expected job growth through 2029 and 59,400 new jobs annually. The median salary for degrees in ag science is $65,160.

Job opportunities include:

  • Agricultural and Food Scientist
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Farmer or Rancher
  • Agricultural Manager
  • Agricultural Engineer

Grow Your Faith and Your Knowledge

As the only CCCU university on the West Coast with an agriculture program, Corban is uniquely positioned to provide a quality education that is grafted to core biblical principles. At Corban, you will learn to investigate new ideas and research and engage meaningfully with rising global challenges from a perspective that truly values ethics and sustainability because it is rooted in the truth of God’s Word.