Plant & Soil Sciences

Our plant and soil science program offer career options in the fields of agronomy, environmental soil science and horticulture. Through rigorous coursework and research, students learn the importance of farmland preservation, improving crop production, increasing crop nutrition for human health and enhancing crops through genetic engineering. Graduates find employment in diverse areas including federal and state government agencies, farm managers, greenhouse industry, research and engineering firms, chemical and biotechnology companies.


Why Plant & Soil Sciences?

Are you concerned with the environment and our natural resources? Do you enjoy being involved with nature? Are you concerned with the safety of our food supply and human health? Students who share these concerns will find that our plant and soil science program is centered upon our environment, how we interact with it and how our agricultural practices influence its future. With conservation of land, soil and water resources being of the utmost concern, students in the plant and soil science program engage in studies and research centered upon finding solutions to these concerns.