The Department of Crop and Soil Science solves problems related to field crop agriculture, natural systems, rural and urban economies, and natural resource management.

Get a Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop and Soil Science

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.

Learn about Graduate Programs

The Department of Crop and Soil Science offers graduate work in the following areas:

Crop Science & Production

We're committed to acquiring, integrating and sharing basic and applied knowledge about field crops and cropping systems in an ever-changing world.
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Soil Science

We strive to understand the structure and function of the earth's surface. Our broad discipline includes soil biology, chemistry, physics, fertility, and pedology.
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Our Students

Faces: Eric Soto title

Eric Giovanni Soto | Crop & Soil Science with Agronomy option

The Dalles Oregon | First-generation college student

Men's Soccer Club Goalkeeper | Class of 2022

MANRRS Chapter President and Community Representative Officer


Going Places

Angel Hammon | Agricultural Sciences | Class of 2021 | Susanville, California

Gates Millennium Scholar | Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

STEM Leaders | International Agriculture Club 

First Generation College Student




In the News

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Beaver Classic Plant Sales

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Student Spotlight - Alexandra "Lex" Robertson

Lex Robertson | Crop and Soil Science Undergraduate | Soil Science Option | 2024 CSS Outstanding Senior Award Receipient


Student Spotlight - Lane Marsh

Lane Marsh | Crop and Soil Science Undergraduate | Agronomy Option | Crop and Soil Science Club Secretary

About Lane:...