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Preparing the next generation of agricultural professionals.

The Oklahoma State University agricultural education program has been preparing future educators since 1918 and is a top-ten program today. Our degree program offers a clear path to certification to become a school-based agricultural education teacher or to be successful in a variety of other careers. We combine classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development and experiential learning.
An agricultural education faculty member helping two students.

Our Degree Programs


Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSAG)


Major Options

You may choose from two predefined emphasis areas or work with your faculty advisor to customize your plan of study.

  • Animal Agriculture option
  • Multidisciplinary option


Bachelor's Degree information



Master's Degree

Master of Science in (M.S.)


Major Options

  • Agricultural Education and Leadership


Master's Degree information



Doctoral Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Emphasis Areas

  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Leadership


Doctoral Degree information



Additional Resources

Study Abroad

Courses and Course Requirements

Student Organizations


Future Agricultural Education Teacher Academy


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What careers can I pursue with a degree in agricultural education?

    Agricultural education is the only degree program providing a clear path to certification of school-based agricultural education teachers. However, an agricultural education degree prepares graduates for a variety of careers.


    • Agricultural education instructor
    • Agricultural literacy coordinator
    • Agricultural professor or college instructor
    • Agricultural sales
    • Curriculum development
    • Extension education
    • High school teacher/FFA advisor
    • Junior/community college judging coach
    • Natural resource education
    • Production agriculture/farming/ranching
    • State and federal agencies
  • How many students are in agricultural education?

    With more than 120 students from 16 states and 7 faculty, our program is large enough to add rigor and small enough remain personalized.


    Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics


  • I am not from Oklahoma. Will I fit in?

    The national reputation of our agricultural education program attracts students from across the country. In fact, more than a third (36%) of our students are from outside of Oklahoma. Our students hail from 16 states, with many joining us from California and Texas. As an out-of-state student, you absolutely will feel at home and fit in!


    Source: Office of Institutional Research and Analytics

  • What courses will I take?
    Visit this page to learn more about course requirements.
  • What is advising like in agricultural education?

    Agricultural education advisers, like all advisers in the Ferguson College of Agriculture, are faculty who advise, teach courses and are involved professionally in the ag education profession. Advisers assist students in identifying their career objectives and in reaching career preparation goals.


    Our program is known for our laid back, family atmosphere, which is evident in the close relationship between and among our faculty and students. It just takes one visit to see "There is something special about the 4th floor of Ag Hall."

  • What student organizations can I join?

    We have a wide range of student organizations to assist students in gaining the leadership, interpersonal and professional skills needed for a successful career and personal fulfillment. 

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