B.S. Plant and Environmental Soil Science
Curriculum in Plant and Environmental Soil Science is administered by the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. Students following this curriculum develop and utilize basic scientific knowledge to understand the most fundamental resources—plants, soils, and water—and the interaction of these resources in different environmental settings. The required courses provide an essential foundation in several disciplines, while the elective courses can be selected to meet the interests, needs and objectives of individual students.
Undergraduate Students who complete the undergraduate course of study receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Plant and Environmental Soil Science or Turfgrass Science.
Undergraduates are required to complete an internship, undergraduate research or study abroad. Soil and Crop Sciences offers a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities for students to achieve their graduation needs. Students are able to complete their experiential learning requirement regionally, nationally, or internationally. Information about undergraduate research and internship opportunities can be obtained from students’ academic advisors and professors.
Flexible curricula are provided so that each student, in consultation with their academic advisor, can design a degree program that best serves the student’s career objectives.
To view individual degree plans, students are encouraged to view the undergraduate handbook and the degree plans on the pages for each option.
- Degree: B.S. Plant and Environmental Soil Science
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
Choose an Option
The crops emphasis focuses on the principles of production, management, marketing and use of fiber, forage, grain, biofuel and oilseed crops.
Soil and Water Emphasis
In the Soil and Water emphasis, students will study the nature, properties, management, conservation, and use of soils and water.
Undergraduate Minor Programs
In addition to their core studies, soil and crop sciences students often have the opportunity to pursue minors in related fields such as environmental science, sustainable agriculture, plant genetics, or agricultural business management to enhance their expertise and career prospects.
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