Departments

The College of Agriculture is made up of 8 departments, 11 undergraduate majors, 23 focus areas and a range of multidisciplinary study programs. Learn more about us and begin your career in the world’s largest industry with Auburn University’s College of Agriculture.

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS & RURAL SOCIOLOGY

Building Economies and Strengthening Communities.

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology uses business and social principles to advance society on local, regional, national and global scales.

Animal Sciences

Maintaining Life & Feeding a Growing Population.

Faculty and students in Animal Sciences use science to ensure the nutrition and welfare of animals and healthy, sustainable food sources for people everywhere.

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Advancing Technology to Develop Cleaner, Safer Energy.

In Biosystems Engineering, we integrate the disciplines of life sciences and engineering to create more efficient production methods and a cleaner, safer place to live.

Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

This is How We Support The World’s Largest Industry.

We produce healthier food for your kitchen and better fiber for your clothes while protecting the natural resources used to grow them.

ENTOMOLOGY & PLANT PATHOLOGY

Keeping the World’s Food Supply Safe & Sustainable.

We protect your food, resources and homes from a variety of threats to ensure healthier food and a more comfortable place to live.

Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences

Produce More Abundant Food and Protect Our Natural Resources.

The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences innovates new methods and systems to grow industry and produce healthier, more abundant food for communities worldwide.

Horticulture

We Create Healthier Food and More Beautiful Communities.

Horticulturalists work to impact everything from human health and nutrition to the simple beauty of the world around you.

Poultry Science

This is How We Develop Healthier, More Resilient Sources of Food.

In Poultry Science, we work to ensure your food is grown, developed and produced in the safest, healthiest ways possible.

Research News

Overcoming barriers to aquaponics in food deserts

Overcoming barriers to aquaponics in food deserts

It looks like a natural fit: a sustainable system that produces fresh vegetables and fish located in food deserts with marginalized populations. And, while there has been an explosion in the interest surrounding such an arrangement, there are significant technological...

Wenying Li presented prestigious article award

Wenying Li presented prestigious article award

Wenying Li, an assistant professor in the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, has received the 2021 American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) Outstanding Article Award for his work,...