Crop Science

Why should I major in Crop Science?

This program creates a well-rounded understanding of all areas of crop science—from crop and pest management to genetics and breeding. Graduates advance to graduate school or begin careers in production agriculture, with chemical and seed companies, public agencies, or agricultural research.

What can I do with a degree in Crop Science?

There are multiple career options for an Crop Science graduate. The various aspects of the crop science industry allow for graduates to pursue a wide range of areas to find a career path that matches their interests.

  • Agronomist
  • Crop Scout/Consultant
  • Precision Ag Specialist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Chemical Sales Rep
  • Seed Production
  • Research Associate
  • Soil Technician
  • Field Development Specialist
  • More Career Options

What does an Crop Science major study?

The course of study for Crop Science majors offers some flexibility for students to take courses that coincide with their academic and career goals. 

Degree Plan Checksheet:

Semester-by-Semester Degree Plan:

To view degree plans prior to 2018-2019, see the Crop Science Degree Plan Archives.

How can a Crop Science student be involved?

The Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Department and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

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Quick Facts

Department:
Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

Average Starting Salary:
$43,000

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:
83%

Internship Required:
Yes (or special problems)

Commonly Paired Minors:
Pest Management, Crop Biotechnology, Agribusiness


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