Crop and Soil Sciences deals with field-crop production and soil management. It is the development and practical application of plant and soil sciences to produce abundant, high-quality food, feed, and fiber crops. There are three concentrations that students can choose from: Agronomy, Crop Biotechnology, and Soil Science.
Agronomy: Students gain understanding of how plants grow, how the environment impacts crop productivity, and how management and marketing decisions affect profits. Graduates of this program will feed and clothe a growing global population.
Crop Biotechnology: Through hands-on classes, students will gain new understanding of how the crops developed and improved through biotechnology react within a farm production environment. Plant breeders graduating from this program will develop the seeds used by the next generation of food producers.
Soil Science: Soil is the skin of the earth and foundation of life. This science-based curriculum expands students’ career options in agriculture and non-agriculture fields. Graduates obtain the course requirements to become licensed soil scientist working to sustain soil and water quality.
Weed Science, Crop Ecology, Agronomic Pest Management Systems, Plant Physiology, Soil Classification, Soil Fertility and Fertilizers, Basic Agricultural Genetics
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