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Crop and Soil Sciences

In the CSS program, students learn the fundamentals of plant science and improvement, and soil and environmental stewardship for feeding the world, protecting the environment, and producing quality turfgrass. As a student majoring in Crop and Soil Sciences, you can count on quality academic programs relevant for today and tomorrow, opportunities for involvement and experience, and individual and personal attention from our award-winning faculty and staff. Our programs offer the rigor, flexibility, and practical knowledge that will help you succeed regardless of the path you choose. You will learn the fundamentals of soil, plant, and environmental sciences to prepare you for your career.

Options within the department include agronomy, crop genetics and breeding, international agriculture, and turfgrass management.

Options within the department include soils and land rehabilitation, agroecology, turf management, biotechnology and genetics, and international agriculture.

Careers range from integrated pest management to international development, environmental legislation to biotechnological investigation, and cash cropping to product marketing