Why Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences?
The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences is home to more than 200 undergraduate students, majoring in either Environmental Science or Crop and Soil Sciences. Both degree programs are science-based and focus on educating students to solve environmental quality and crop production challenges of today and tomorrow.
As a student majoring in Crop and Soil Sciences or Environmental Science, you can count on quality academic programs relevant for today and tomorrow, opportunities for involvement and experience, and individual and personal attention from our faculty and staff.
Crop & Soil Sciences: Job responsibilities include - agribusiness, crop production,biotechnology, farm management, integrated pest management, international development, soil conservation, golf and sports turf management, and more.
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Environmental Science: Job responsibilities include - environmental monitoring and sampling, soil conservation, land-use planning, waste management, water quality, wetland delineation, decontamination, revegetation of disturbed sites, environmental education, and more.
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Beyond the Classroom Opportunities
We encourage all students to participate in at least one of the experiential learning experiences below:
- Internship(s) – many employers recruit our students; students can enroll for course credit.
- Undergraduate Research – opportunities through ENSC and other faculty, agencies/employers, and in the community.
- Field Work - Opportunities to participate in field work with professors and graduate students.
- Clubs – Environmental Student Organization, Soil Judging Team, Agronomy Club, Crops Judging Team, Turf Club.
- International Experiences – Faculty in our department have sponsored study abroad trips to Nepal, Senegal, and Ecuador. There are many other opportunities for students to choose from.