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Agricultural Sciences

  1. 1. <ul><li>Students, family, and friends: </li></ul><ul><li>WELCOME TO THE </li></ul><ul><li>COLLEGE OF AGRICULTRAL SCIENCES </li></ul>
  2. 2. College of Agricultural Sciences Our Strengths…… • Personalized, Hands-on Attention • Challenging and Relevant Curriculum • Top-Rated Advising • High Retention/Graduation Rates • Leadership Development Opportunities • Internship Opportunities • Work Experience • Research Experience
  3. 3. WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO EMPLOYERS <ul><li>Concepts and new developments in science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world settings through internships or other hands-on experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Global issues and developments and their implications </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to locate, organize, and evaluate information from </li></ul><ul><li>multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to be innovative and think creatively </li></ul><ul><li>Hart, 2006 </li></ul>Hart, 2006
  4. 4. EARNING A DEGREE Credit hour requirement (180 total, 60 upper division) OSU baccalaureate core requirements Major requirements Minor or option requirements Internship requirements Grade requirements
  5. 5. OSU BACCALAUREATE CORE Skills Minimum Credits Writing I 3 credits Writing II 3 credits Writing III/Speech 3 credits Mathematics (MTH 105 or higher level mathematics) 3 credits Fitness 3 credits Perspectives Physical Science (Lab) 4 credits Biological Science (Lab) 4 credits + choice of second course in Physical or Biological Science (including lab) 4 credits Western Culture 3 credits Cultural Diversity 3 credits Literature and the Arts 3 credits Social Processes and Institutions 3 credits Difference, Power, and Discrimination 3 credits Difference, Power and Discrimination Synthesis (upper division) Contemporary Global Issues 3 credits Science, Technology, and Society 3 credits WIC (Writing Intensive Course, upper division, included in credits for major) 3 credits Writing Intensive Course   Total 51 credits
  6. 6. <ul><li>CAS ADVISING SYSTEM </li></ul>CAS-Academic Programs Office 137 Strand Agriculture Hall Corvallis, OR 97331 541/737.2211 [email_address]   Cary J. Green, Asst. Dean of Academic Programs/ Head Advisor [email_address] 541/737.5746   Brett Jeter, Assistant Director for Outreach [email_address] 541/737.5816   Paul Dorres, Student Services Coordinator & Scholarship Program [email_address] 541/737.5655 **You will have an academic advisor in your home department for class scheduling, information on internships, careers, and other opportunities.  
  7. 7. <ul><li>CAS Departmental Head Advisors </li></ul>Agricultural Business Management- Tjodie Richardson Animal Sciences- Tom Savage BioResource Research- Wanda Crannell Crop and Soil Science- Kelly Donegan Environmental Econ., Policy, and Mgt- Tjodie Richardson Fisheries and Wildlife science- Nancy Allen Food Science and Technology- Dan Smith General Agriculture (agricultural education)- Greg Thompson Horticulture- Kelly Donegan Rangeland Ecology and Management- Mike Borman
  8. 8. <ul><li>Continually assist students in understanding the nature, purpose and potential of higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that students have access to knowledgeable and informed advisors who demonstrate care and respect </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor students as they explore and clarify their values and educational and life goals </li></ul><ul><li>Provide accurate information about educational opportunities, requirements, policies and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with students on the development and implementation of academic plans and educational experiences congruent with their interests and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate regularly with students to monitor and evaluate their educational progress </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students to utilize university resources to maximize their unique educational and personal potential </li></ul><ul><li>Improve university-wide academic advising via an ongoing assessment program </li></ul>In Academic Advising we will…
  11. 11. ACADEMIC SUPPORT Academic Success Center: Waldo 102 Math Learning Center: Kidder 108 Center for Writing and Learning: Waldo 123 Mole-Hole (chemistry tutoring): Valley Library, Collaborative Learning Center, main floor Educational Opportunities Program: Waldo 326 Minority Education Office: A200 Kerr Services for Students with Disabilities: Kerr 200
  12. 12. ENRICHING YOUR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Study Abroad Honors College Minors and options Internships Mentored research Student exchanges Clubs and Cultural Centers Jobs on campus Scholarships
  13. 13. College of Agricultural Sciences Student Clubs <ul><li>Why should you get involved? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You gain the leadership, teamwork, and field experience that employers and scholarship donors look for. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can go on fun field trips, such as white-water rafter on the McKenzie River, or camping in Oregon’s Hells Canyon. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You make new friends! </li></ul></ul>OSU has over 300 clubs on campus
  14. 14. <ul><li>CAS ON THE WEB </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Important Dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Advising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petitions and Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departments and Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships and Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs and Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities and Job Listings </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS . . . Talk to your academic advisor in the department or stop by our office anytime for assistance. Academic Programs Office College of Agricultural Sciences 137 Strand Agriculture Hall Corvallis OR 97331 (541) 737-2211
  16. 16. <ul><li>ADVISING LOCATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive at the following locations promptly at 10:30 AM: </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Business Management: Ballard 205 </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Sciences: Withycombe 114 </li></ul><ul><li>BioResource Research: Strand 137 </li></ul><ul><li>Crop and Soil Science: Ag and Life Sciences 3005 </li></ul><ul><li>Environ. Econ., Policy, and Mgmt: Ballard 205 </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries and Wildlife: Nash 104J </li></ul><ul><li>Food Science and Technology: Wiegand 100 </li></ul><ul><li>General Agriculture (agricultural ed.): Strand 112 </li></ul><ul><li>Horticulture: Ag and Life Sciences 4159 </li></ul><ul><li>Rangeland Ecology and Management: Strand 202 </li></ul>
  17. 17. CAMPUS MAP