Based on professional goals and objectives, students majoring in Plant and Environmental Soil Science will select an emphasis in Crops or Soil and Water. In the Soil and Water emphasis, students will study the nature, properties, management, conservation, and use of soils and Water. The graduate in Plant and Environmental Soil Science with a Soil and Water emphasis may choose a career in: Soil and Water resource management such as Soil surveying, land appraisal, land use planning, conservation and pollution abatement, or watershed management, or in environmental areas such as pollution control and environmental protection as affected by plant-Soil-Water interactions.
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.
- Degree: B.S. Plant and Environmental Soil Science, Soil and Water Emphasis
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
Soil and crop sciences graduates are poised to play a pivotal role in addressing global food security and sustainability challenges through a wide range of exciting career opportunities:
- Agronomy, working to maximize crop production by optimizing planting techniques, soil management, and crop protection strategies
- Soil science Research, delving into the complexities of soil composition, fertility, and conservation to develop sustainable agricultural practices
- Agricultural Consulting, assisting farmers in making informed decisions about crop selection, land management, and implementing cutting-edge technologies
- Agricultural Extension, sharing knowledge with farmers and the community to enhance agricultural productivity and environmental stewardship
- Agribusiness, pursuing roles in sales and marketing of agricultural products, precision agriculture, utilizing data and technology to optimize farming processes