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Plant and Soil Science

  • The Plant and Soil Science Program provides students with baccalaureate degree training to qualify them for careers in agronomic and horticultural sciences, marketing, production, governmental service, research, and/or graduate studies. The program teaches scientific principles relating to plants, soils, the environment, and our natural resources and the impact of their interactions on society. Courses in this program are designed to incorporate laboratory, hands-on experiences, internships, research, and community involvement. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad background in the basic and applied sciences and general education.


    Students are strongly encouraged to be involved in internships and/or cooperative education programs to acquire technical and field experience that will prepare them for a highly competitive and diversified workforce.

    Employment Opportunities

    Students will be prepared to pursue a career or graduate degree in:

    ● Horticulture (landscape design, turf management, etc)
    ● Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
    ● Agronomy
    ● Pest Management
    ● Natural Resource Sciences
    ● Soil Science