M. S. in Bioagricultural Sciences

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Program Description

Are you interested in the biology of agricultural, urban, or natural ecosystems?

Join us to explore biological questions in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and abiotic plant stresses. Graduate students studying with faculty in Agricultural Biology perform research on questions ranging from the ecology of plant and insect invasions to molecular plant-microbe interactions. Our students may work in greenhouse or row crop production systems, on rangelands, on short grass prairies or in alpine meadows. The breadth of our department means that students gain knowledge, experience, and appreciation for fundamental and applied biology in many environments. Our students become well-prepared to help solve the most complex and pressing problems related to food security and ecosystem sustainability.

Perhaps you are interested in biology and you want to help improve ecosystem sustainability, but you are not sure how? 

Graduate students in our department have the opportunity to meet and work with scientists who have a wide variety of jobs and expertise and this helps our students learn about the career path that is right for them. Our students collaborate with scientists in start-up and established companies (some started by our own alumni). They may also work with scientists in non-governmental organizations, such as CGIAR scientists. Graduate students in our department also have opportunities to work with colleagues in the many federal and state agencies located in or near Fort Collins. This includes the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA, ARS) or the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA, APHIS), the state and federal Forest Services (USFS), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Become the scientist you want to be. 

Our graduate students go on to many exciting careers in agricultural sciences. Recent graduates from our department are now business owners, university faculty, USDA or USFS scientists, K-12 teachers, laboratory managers, employees, scientists at companies such as Bayer, and extension agents.

Last updated Sep 2020

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Mission The College of Agricultural Sciences engages its stakeholders by collaboratively identifying critical needs and co-creating knowledge to address key agricultural challenges. We actively engage ... Read More

Mission The College of Agricultural Sciences engages its stakeholders by collaboratively identifying critical needs and co-creating knowledge to address key agricultural challenges. We actively engage in applying this knowledge and preparing our students to become successful global citizens. Read less