Undergraduate Students

We offer three degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science with an Agronomy Option, a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science with a Soil Science Option or a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science with a Plant Breeding and Genetics Option. Students can also choose to minor in Crop Science, Soil Science, or Entomology.

As an undergraduate, you'll have many chances for hands-on learning. Research opportunities for students include projects in breeding plants for food, oil and other uses, the science behind soil health, small farm operations and more, while your required internship will introduce you to the different career options available to you once you graduate. Student club activities will help you hone your leadership skills, positioning you for an exciting career in agronomy, soil science, or plant breeding.

Active Learning

In class, you'll build a strong foundation in the natural sciences, as well as participate in laboratory work, student-managed projects at Hyslop Farm, and problem-solving exercises. Explore the course catalog to get a feel for the classes you'll take, or learn more about completing an internship.

Opportunities for Research 

You can also elect to focus on research by becoming an OSU Undergraduate Research Fellow. Research fellows uncover new knowledge or apply existing knowledge to solving problems and are recognized by a transcript-visible Research Fellow designation. Learn more about becoming an OSU Research Fellow »

In addition, numerous opportunities to study abroad, or to do international internships or research projects are available http://international.oregonstate.edu/files/IDEA/CI/ci-plant-sciences.pdf

Interdisciplinary Community

The knowledge and understanding that comes with studying in the Department of Crop and Soil Science is comprised of a variety of disciplines. Our community of experts include specialists in Crop Science, Soil Science, Horticulture, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Economics, and Entomology. Your work as a Department of Crop and Soil Science student will touch many of these fields and provide you with the expertise to tackle problems in agriculture and natural resource management.