An Undergraduate degree in Turfgrass Science or Plant and Environmental Soil Science offers challenging and exciting careers in many fields related to production agriculture. These opportunities range from being prepared to pursue a graduate degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Soil Science, Turfgrass Science, Biotechnology, etc. to employment upon graduation in such areas as research with government and non-government agencies, R&D with major agricultural companies, technical rep positions within agricultural and turfgrass industries, golf course-sports field-or other turfgrass management industries, consulting firms, farming, environmental and ecosystem firms, sustainable land use development, soil and water conservation, and many others.
A plethora of employment opportunities await graduates from Soil and Crop Sciences with MS and PhD degrees in Agronomy, Soil Science, or Plant Breeding. Our advanced degree graduates find rewarding careers with global companies such as Monsanto, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Bayer CropScience, and RiceTec in plant breeding, agronomic services, and soil science services; international research centers such as CIMMYT in Mexico or IRRI in the Philippines; private consulting firms; farming; crop consulting; university level teaching and research; government agencies such as USDA, ARS, Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service; state and national Parks Service; non-governmental agencies; fertilizer industry; turfgrass management and consulting; and many other industries from local to global.