California State University, Fresno is the largest institution of higher learning in California’s Central Valley. Our programs, projects and partnerships extend from the campus into the entire region, state and nation. This is a university where knowledge, innovation and leadership intersect, a place where energy and excellence thrive, and where your promising future can begin. Within the university, the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology engages in teaching, research and outreach to improve the environment and quality of life across our campus, in our community and around the globe.
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (JCAST) offers high quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in the major areas of agricultural business; animal sciences and agricultural education; child, family and consumer sciences; food science and nutrition; industrial technology; and viticulture and enology. Faculty and students conduct applied research and public service in selected areas of agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology, and family sciences. Programs combine a science, technology and management focus with experiential learning. The College seeks to enhance the ability of students to be successful in their chosen careers and to make positive contributions to the quality of life in their communities.
The Jordan College maintains an enrollment of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 75 graduate students from diverse backgrounds up and down the state of California, as well as from nations across the globe. On campus and throughout the community, our students engage in learning science, technology and management not just in the classroom, but by experience – on our 1,011-acre on-campus University Agricultural Laboratory. And these are not the only activity opportunities: Students enjoy active lifestyles on campus through social and athletic events and gain a sense of community by participating in more than 250 clubs and organizations, including more than 30 within the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
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