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Plant and Soil Science

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.)

College: College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology


The Plant and Soil Science area has a tradition of research and education in crop production, horticulture, soil management and precision agriculture technologies. We have an outstanding faculty who are developing management strategies for crop production, environmental protections, horticultural production, landscape management and maintenance, as well as preparing the future generation of land managers and agricultural professionals.

Emphasis Areas:

  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Science and Research


Students majoring in Plant and Soil Science must complete the following courses as part of their General Education courses:

  • BIOL 1003 and 1001, Biological Science and Lab
  • CHEM 1043 and 1041, Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry and Lab OR CHEM 1013 and 1011, General Chemistry I and Lab
  • SCOM 1203, Oral Communication


Students with a degree in Plant and Soil Science find careers opportunities with:

  • Seed Companies
  • Crop Consultants
  • State and County Extension Agencies
  • State and Federal Regulatory Agencies
  • Fertilizer and Chemical Companies
  • US and State Departments of Agriculture
  • Research Laboratories
  • Pursue Advanced Degrees