Plant and Soil Science
We offer at the undergraduate level a major in Agricultural Sciences with a concentration in plant and soil science and specializations in agronomy and horticulture. The concentration in plant and soil science provides excellence in learning, research, and engagement in the production of food, fiber, turfgrass, and ornamentals, and stewardship in the use of the soil, water, and other environmental resources. Students in this concentration/specializations can minor in a number of areas and take advantage of excellent opportunities in research and internships. Since the faculty to student ratio is low, students receive outstanding advisement on coursework and career planning.
Teaching and Research
The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is fortunate to have outstanding facilities, including well-equipped teaching, research, and computer laboratories, high-tech twenty-first century classrooms, state-of-the-art greenhouses and plant growth chambers, library holdings, pleasant areas for students to study and socialize, and three farms with more than 300 acres for research and hands-on experiences. We are also fortunate to be strongly allied with state and federal agencies, private industry, and other educational institutions that enhance our teaching, research, and job placement capabilities.
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