Academic Programs

The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences is small enough that each student is a name, not a number. Every student, undergraduate or graduate, receives individual attention from our dedicated faculty and staff. Our department is large enough that you will find plenty of learning, involvement, and professional development opportunities.

We offer two science-based undergraduate majors: Environmental Science and Crop and Soil Sciences. Curricula for both majors contain a core of courses to help students develop knowledge and ability in basic sciences (biology and chemistry), computational skills (mathematics, computer science, and statistics), communication skills (writing and speaking), and specialized courses in their chosen field of study.

We also offer the M.S. and Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. The purpose of graduate education is to educate students in advanced concepts and research methods. This is accomplished through courses and research that bridge a number of physical and biological sciences. Individually planned programs of study provide training and experience in agronomy, crop improvement, breeding, and genomics; and environmental science.

Crop Field

A degree in Crop and Soil Sciences can prepare you for an exciting career! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that employment of soil and plant scientists is expected to increase by 15% between 2008 and 2018, faster than the average for all occupations.

A degree in Environmental Science can prepare you for an exciting career! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that employment of environmental scientists and specialists is expected to increase by 28% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.