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Crop and Soil Sciences

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Interested in a degree that gives you experience in plant and soil science? 

The Bachelor of Science degree in crop and soil sciences offers three concentrations for students to choose from: agronomic sciences, turfgrass management and advanced studies. Agronomists improve crop production in sustainable systems all over the world while protecting soil and water resources. The study of turfgrass management is ideal for those who enjoy being outdoors and working directly to improve the performance of turfgrass. 

Students combine fundamental disciplines in physical science, biological science and environmental science with crop production and business operations, and also gain hands-on experience through state-of-the-art labs on campus. This major is a great fit for students interested in plant and soil science. 


Graduates with experience in the study of plant and soil science are prepared for careers that apply the science and technology of using plants for food, fuels, feed and fiber, and turfgrass for lawns, golf courses and sports fields. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Universities
  • State departments of agriculture
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Athletic teams
  • Lawn care and landscape businesses
  • Golf courses

Alumni work as: 

  • Agronomists
  • Crop advisers/consultants
  • Fertilizer, seed and crop protection chemical salespeople
  • Sports field managers
  • Golf course superintendents
  • Soil scientists
  • Research technicians

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