Getting Your Undergraduate Degree in Soil and Crop Sciences
The major in Soil and Crop Sciences provides the required core courses and the flexibility to develop a broad-based understanding and appreciation for the basic natural and social sciences; communication skills, and to explore human interests and leadership potential. Students from a wide range of rural and urban backgrounds learn principles that apply to the current challenges in soil, plant, and environmental sciences. Each graduating senior with a major in Soil and Crop Sciences will participate in an assessment of the educational progress of students within this major. Presentations in senior seminar, performance in the senior-level crop and soil management courses, and performance on the exit evaluation will be used to assess student learning.
There are seven concentrations that permit specialization in subjects that require education in technical areas but continue to provide flexibility for students to develop broad-based interests. A student may major in Soil and Crop Sciences without declaring a specific concentration emphasis is on providing the student maximum flexibility in tailoring the curriculum to meet individual needs. A seed science option within one of the concentrations and a second major program with agricultural business is also available.
The Department\’s regular faculty instruct all level classes with typical enrollments of approximately 40 students per class. Each instructor holds regular office hours for meetings and answering questions during teaching semesters. The faculty also serves as advisors to majors and double majors.