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

Qianqian Fan | China | 2018 Crop Science Master's Degree 

Tessa Barker | Crop Science | 2018 Masters | Salem, OR | ASHS and ISHS member 

ASHS Undergraduate Oral Competition 2018 (2nd Place) 

ASHS Undergraduate Oral Competition 2019 (3rd Place)

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Eastern Oregon faces down giant swarms of crickets with volunteers — and goats

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New Soil Health Lab Manager - Adam Fund

CSS is pleased to announce that Adam Fund has been named as the new Soil Health Lab Manager, effective June 6, 2022.

Adam Fund earned...

Staci Simonich at the Hyslop Field Day

Hyslop Farm Field Day Draws Record Numbers

Oregon Seed eUpdate  - Growers, researchers and others came to the 2022 Hyslop Farm Field Day in record numbers May 25 in...

Hyslop Farm Field Day Draws Record Numbers

Oregon Seed eUpdate  - Growers, researchers and others came to the 2022 Hyslop Farm Field Day in record numbers May 25 in...