Feeding and changing the world

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world’s leading agricultural colleges preparing students to make a difference as leaders who address life’s greatest challenges in food, 环境, and plant-animal-health systems. The college offers the nation’s top agricultural technology programs, an award-winning entrepreneurship program, and the nation’s only student-managed farm.

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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers 26 undergraduate majors and 35 graduate programs in addition to hands-on opportunities for students to hone skills in leadership, communications and cultural competency, within and across disciplines.

主要s, minors and certificates


研究ers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences advance knowledge through basic science and its application in the fields of agronomy, 动物科学, 食品安全, 生态, plant pathology and the social sciences, building on more than 130 years of leadership.

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A group of students pose on the turfgrass grown for the ISU football field
A collaborative project to grow and replace the turfgrass on Iowa State's football field offered valuable hands-on learning experiences for students. Iowa State is one of the first universities to grow its own football field sod within a year.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was an early innovator, launching one of the world's foremost one of the foremost programs for developing agricultural entrepreneurs. Students gain entrepreneurship experience inside and outside the classroom, complemented by programs in business incubation, public-private partnerships, technology commercialization, and industry interaction.

开始的东西 in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Iowa State's 开始的东西 Network is just one of the many ways you as can be part of Innovate at Iowa State – an inclusive culture that fuels curiosity and nurtures creative sparks.


If you're looking for more than just a schedule of classes, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers plenty of ways to branch out and enrich your experience.

Make a world of difference

The study abroad office team is here to help you find a travel program that fits and provide the resources you need to make it happen.


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences career fair, held in the fall and spring, is the largest in the nation. Employers flock to campus to fill internships and full-time positions with CALS graduates.

Agriculture and Life Sciences career paths

  • 农学家

  • 园艺家

  • Livestock production specialist

  • Ag technology services leader

  • 农业的买家

  • Farm/field operations director

  • 农业营销人员

  • 研究科学家


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机会 lead to global career


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