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Future Students

A degree from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences could put you on the path to developing a wheat variety that will be planted on millions of acres or helping hundreds of land owners in developing countries with  management plans to care for their land.  You could even return to your home town to improve the agricultural productivity of your community.  Regardless of what your career plans are, studying in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department will provide numerous opportunities for you to gain technical knowledge and experience, enhance your professional skills, and develop lifelong friendships.


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Degree Sheets

With four different degree options, finding the perfect fit for you in the Plant & Soil Sciences Department is simple. We offer a comprehensive educational experience for undergraduate students who are interested in trying to solve some of the world’s most pressing needs with respect to food, feed, fiber and fuel. The degree sheets are listed below:


University Catalog View

  • Agronomic Business Option
    Students under this option will be equipped with scientific and practical agronomic background and will be provided with key business management and economic concepts vital to agribusiness success.

  • Crop Production and Management Option
    This option is designed for students whose interest is in growing plants and who are passionate about achieving sustainable production of crops for food, feed, fiber and/or fuel.

  • Plant Biotechnology and Improvement Option
    Students interested in crop breeding, plant biotechnology or working in a scientific laboratory should choose this option.

  • Soil and Water Resources Option
    Students interested in applications of soil science in crop production, environmental and engineering concerns will be a good fit in this option.



The Plant and Soil Sciences Department awarded approximately $175,000 in scholarships to 81 students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please visit the Scholarships and Undergraduate Research page for more information.

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