Teaching is one of the fundamental missions of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. On the Wooster Campus, the teaching mission comprises undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.
Undergraduate & Continuing Education
The Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) is the associate-degree granting part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. ). In keeping with the Ohio State University’s land-grant mission, ATI provides affordable, accessible and excellent associate degree programs that lead directly to employment or bachelor’s degrees. In addition to associate degrees, ATI also offers continuing education courses and customized workforce development through its Business Training and Educational Services.
Researchers and graduate students on the Wooster Campus work on a diverse array of projects, from human health to food safety to alternative energy and more. Most of the college's academic departments are represented on the Wooster campus.
The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) prepares educators, communicators, and leaders in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences to integrate research-based information through learning, practice, and engagement, in ways that will advance positive changes that strengthen individuals, families, and communities. ATI's Associate of Science programs allow students to earn approximately 50% of the credits required for a bachelor's degree in the ACEL programs and transition to Columbus to complete their bachelor's degree.
The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) has world-class faculty members and offers degrees in Agribusiness and Applied Economics, and Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability.
The Department of Animal Sciences focuses on advancing animal sciences for the betterment of animals and humans through research, teaching, and outreach endeavors. The department is the leading provider of animal science education and outreach in the state of Ohio.
The Department of Entomology is one of the oldest entomology departments in the nation, providing instruction in insect biology and management. In addition to instruction, the faculty engages in research in entomology and related areas, and the extension program of the department provides information to agricultural and industrial groups and the general public.
The Food Animal Health Research Program’s mission is to protect and enhance animal and public health through research, education and outreach, with research focused on pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and control of animal disease.
The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) offers diverse curriculums and research designed to advance science, teach principles and applications, and disseminate knowledge of engineering needed to efficiently produce, distribute, and process biological products while conserving natural resources, preserving environmental quality, and ensuring the health and safety of people.
The Department of Food Science and Technology is one of the largest food science programs in the United States, offering a wide variety of specialized cutting-edge research programs that focus in areas such as food and health, emerging novel food processing and packaging technologies, and, food safety and quality programs. ATI's Associate of Science program in Food Business Management allows students to earn approximately 50% of the credits required for a bachelor's degree and transition to Columbus to complete their bachelor's degree in the Department of Food Science and Technology.
The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS) offers over eighty undergraduate and graduate courses on a wide range of topics, and has a diverse approach to research and education through Extension.
The unique mission of the Department of Plant Pathology is the scientific investigation of environmental and biotic agents that cause plant diseases. Plant Pathology is the sole academic unit dedicated to plant health and plant-microbe interactions in Ohio's higher education system, and one of only 16 stand-alone plant pathology departments in the U.S.
The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the science and management of natural resources and the environment in harmony with its human dimensions. SENR provides leadership, educates students, serves the general public, and conducts research that promotes the use of natural resources in an efficient, economically viable, environmentally compatible, and socially responsible manner.