The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences is focused on education, research, and outreach to solve the world’s most pressing food security challenges and crucial matters about Earth and its ecosystems. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Virginia and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges, including food security in developing countries, waste management, water quality, turfgrass management, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to a range of diverse research topics. In fact, our world-class faculty are awarded an average of $4 million in research grants each year.
Students can pursue two B.S. degrees: Environmental Science, and Crop and Soil Science. For graduate students, we offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. We invite you to join the almost 300 students who call our department their academic home. Along with an outstanding learning experience we promise personal and individual attention to each student. Many of our students receive scholarship support, and internships and study abroad opportunities are available for expanding your horizons.
If you are a prospective student and want to visit our department on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus, we would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech.