Students who complete the undergraduate course of study receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Plant and Environmental Soil Sciences or Turfgrass Science. Students outside the department may minor in Agronomy, Environmental Soil Science or Plant Breeding (see below) or double major in PSSC or TGSC.
Our majors and minors offer students the opportunity to work with applied sciences to make a difference in our world by improving the efficiency of crop production, enhancing the quality of food and fiber crops, and improving turfgrasses. Soil and Crop sciences offers the opportunity to combine biology, physics, chemistry and biotechnology into one discipline.
The Bachelor of Science degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours. Details of course requirements are given below (degrees offered) and in the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog. Information on undergraduate admissions can be obtained from the Office of Admissions. It is strongly recommended that you contact an adviser prior to applying for admission. Advisors are able to assist with the transfer of coursework, plan for admission, and more. If you would like to make an appointment please contact Megan Teel or click here to book online.
Change of Major Requirement: Students who are interested in changing their major to Plant and Environmental Soil Science or Turfgrass Science will need to email Megan Teel or make an appointment. Students will need a heavy science interest with BIOL 111 or 113 and CHEM 101/111 or equivalents completed, along with one math course (see above).
Admission requirements for transfer students will require the following:
One MATH 140, 141, 142, 150, 151, 152
BIOL 111 or 101
2.5 GPA and 24 transferable completed hours
Undergraduates are required to complete one experiential learning course, this includes an internship, undergraduate research or a study abroad. Students receive information through the department, and are encouraged to attend career fairs, and network with faculty and industry professionals to secure internships. Opportunities include participation in faculty research projects, including regional, national and international programs. For more information about the requirements of an internship or undergraduate research please see the experiential learning manual.
- Plant and Environmental Soil Science Degree (PSSC)
Emphasis – Crops
Emphasis – Soil & Water
Degree Plan – Plant and Environmental
- Turfgrass Science
Degree Plan – Turfgrass Science
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- Double Majors: If you are interested in double majoring in Plant & Environmental Soil Science or Turfgrass Science please contact Megan Teel to make an appointment.
- Transfers: If you are interested in transferring into the Soil and Crop Sciences Department you may view the transfer plan and then contact Megan Teel.
- Honors Program at Texas A&M University
- Honors Program at Soil & Crop Sciences Department