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Agriculture Science

Agriculture Science

(launching Fall 2022)

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’ll get a practical, hands-on ag education from a biblical worldview so that you can make a difference in the world. 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 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).

Ag Science Scholarship

To celebrate the launch of this program, we’re giving away 20 Ag Science Scholarships! First-time freshmen who enroll in Corban’s Agriculture Science program for Fall 2022 will receive at least a $5,000 Ag Science Scholarship, which can be stacked on top of all other financial aid (except athletic scholarships).

Here are the details:

  • Scholarship available to the first 20 first-time freshmen who are admitted for Fall 2022.
  • Students must file a FAFSA to be eligible for the Ag Science Scholarship.
  • The Ag Scholarship amount will be at least $5,000 and is renewable each year a student remains enrolled in the Ag Science program at Corban and in good academic standing, up to four years.
  • The Ag Science scholarship will be stacked on top of all other Corban aid admitted students are eligible to receive, except athletic scholarships.
  • The Ag Science scholarship is not available to recruited athletes.
  • This scholarship is not open to current Corban students.
  • The deadline for priority consideration is May 1, 2022.

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.