- Academic Programs
Benefits of our program include small class sizes with tremendous faculty interaction at a lower cost.
Crop and Soil Sciences are integral to the advancement of food and fiber production now and into the future. Sustainable cropping systems are vital to many rural economies, along with providing adequate food and fiber for a growing population. Soil conservation and nutrient management are key components to improved crop and forage production, water use management, and natural resource development. Working to improve plants is a key element in the effort to feed the world’s growing population and energy needs.
The Crop and Soil Sciences major is based on real-world, field-based production practices. Students will also develop a strong foundation in chemistry, biology and problem solving skills. Students will gain practical experience in plant breeding methods, seed technology, entomology, weed management, and sustainable forage/cropping practices.
We partner with growers across the state and the U.S. to identify and solve challenges to soil conservation and crop production from invasive pests to water use technology. Our goals are to increase the safe, sustainable production of food crops for people and animals while improving and conserving soil resources.
Students are required to take a full year of biology and chemistry, with supporting courses in mathematics, statistics, and business principles. Courses specific to the Crop & Soil Science degree include:
Minors or supplemental courses available in Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Business Administration, Fisheries & Wildlife Conservation, and Rangeland Sciences.
Agricultural Science students are qualified for, but not limited to: