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School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

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Plant and Soil Science

The plant science option prepares students for careers in natural resources conservation, Cooperative Extension, forestry, agricultural industry, crop consultancy, fruit and vegetable production, nursery management and related areas. Graduates are prepared to pursue advanced degrees that may lead to careers in biotechnology, plant breeding and plant nutrition. Students in the plant science option may concentrate in agronomy (soil and field crops) or horticulture (fruit and vegetables). They take courses in crop improvement, crop production, pest management, soils environmental science and computer sciences.

For more information, view the Plant and Soil Science curriculum.