About the College
The College of Agriculture traces its roots back to 1872 with the establishment of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College as a land-grant college. Throughout its 139-year history, the college has helped advance Alabama's agricultural economy while improving the nutrition, health and standard of living for all citizens. View important dates in the history of the college.
Location and Directions
The main offices of the College of Agriculture are located in Comer Hall, which is on the east side of the Auburn campus.
The College of Agriculture's eight academic departments include
- Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
- Agronomy and Soils
- Animal Sciences
- Biosystems Engineering
- Entomology and Plant Pathology
- Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
- Poultry Science
Undergraduate Degree Programs
The College of Agriculture offers 11 undergraduate majors with 23 options within its eight departments or as multidisciplinary majors. Visit the websites of each to find out more about their research, faculty and courses. Also look at the undergraduate majors page for more information.
Total number of undergraduate students: 1,024
Total number of graduate students: 270
- College of Agriculture students come from virtually every state in the nation and more than 70 foreign countries.
- Job placement for College of Agriculture graduates in horticulture, agricultural communications, poultry science and turfgrass degree programs is nearly 100 percent at the time of graduation.
- The 2008 Gourman Report ranked the Auburn University horticulture undergraduate degree program highest among all of the SEC schools. (The Gourman report provides the only ranking of undergraduate degree programs that includes agriculture.)
- Food science and the administration of the interdisciplinary environmental science program moved into the College of Agriculture in 2010.
- The College's Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures is recognized as number one in the world.
- Auburn's biosystems engineering undergraduate enrollment has doubled in the past five years while the proportion of female students has grown to 20 percent.
- The Soils Judging Team from the Department of Agronomy and Soils has won five National Championships.
The college’s 144 faculty include a Distinguished University Professor, three Alumni Professors and two Eminent Scholars:
- Rodrigo Rodriguez-Kabana, Distinguished University Professor
- Henry Fadamiro, Alumni Associate Professor
- Curtis Jolly, Alumni Professor and Charles Barley Endowed Professor
- Joey Shaw, Alumni Professor
- Claude Boyd, Butler-Cunningham Eminent Scholar
- Bob Taylor, ALFA Eminent Scholar and Professor
The College of Agriculture is the only recipient of the AU Student Government Association’s Outstanding Faculty Advisement award.
In 2011 225 undergraduate students received scholarships.
- AU's College of Agriculture has one of the largest scholarship programs, both in number of awards and monetary value, on the Auburn campus.
- Scholarships range from full-tuition awards to grants of $100 to $1,000 from organizations and individuals.
- More than $520,000 in College of Agriculture scholarships were awarded in 2011.
Last Updated: March 06, 2012