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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (CSES)  offers two undergraduate majors:  Environmental Science and Crop and Soil Sciences. Both programs integrate the biological and physical sciences to give our students a detailed knowledge of food production systems and human impacts on our environment.

Environmental Science 

The Environmental Science program emphasises ecosystem function and protection, land-use planning, waste management, water quality, recycling, decontamination, revegetation of disturbed sites, and agriculture's impacts on the environment.

Crop and Soil Sciences 

The Crop and Soil Sciences program is focused on sustainable means of crop production, utilization of soils, and stewardship of the environment. It is concerned with feeding the world, protecting the environment, and producing quality turfgrass.  Graduates can prepare themselves for careers ranging from integrated pest management to international development, from environmental legislation to biotechnology, from crop production to city planning.

As a student in the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, you can count on quality academic programs relevant for today and tomorrow, opportunities for involvement and experience, and individual and personal attention.


Crop and soil scientists are often called “agronomists”. Agronomists practice the science of using plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. Employment demand for agronomists is increasing, because of the need to produce more food sustainably for a growing world population.

Employment demand for environmental scientists is growing much faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, because of the need to minimize human impacts on the environment.


Undergraduate Catalog

Undergraduate Catalog