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Do you want to learn how to transform the land’s challenges into world-changing solutions?
At a glance
In the Soil and Crop Sciences major, you’ll focus on field crops and soils, learning the foundation sciences underlying the production and management of food, feed, and energy crops to meet human needs and protect the environment. Special emphasis is placed on production efficiency and the conservation of soil, energy, plants, and water. You’ll get broad-based coverage of natural and social sciences, communication skills, and opportunities to explore interests and leadership potential.
A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.
Crop improvement, whether through breeding or genetic engineering, is one of the most-important drivers of agricultural innovation. Students in this concentration gain a firm foundation in fundamental principles of genetics and crop breeding and explore new, rapidly evolving technologies that enable us to develop crop varieties that are more-nutritious, resilient to climate change, and disease resistant.
Soil Science and Environmental Science
Sustainable Agriculture Management
Students gain a solid foundation of agronomic principles and practices to achieve economic and environmental sustainability while helping design and development the agroecosystems of tomorrow. Students build practical knowledge of farming systems and utilize advanced technologies to drive decision making in cropping system management, while maintaining or improving soil health.
Some Career Options
With a Soil and Crop Sciences degree, you’ll gain hands-on training and expert instruction that will equip you to solve current global challenges in soil, plant, and environmental sciences. The demand for professionals with a fundamental understanding of soil and crop sciences combined with technical and data skills has never been greater.
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For additional opportunities, please reach out to:
College of Agricultural Sciences Recruitment at CAS_recruiting@mail.colostate.edu
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