Plant and soil sciences graduates are crucial to meeting society’s need for food,
livestock feed, fiber and fuel through the conservation and management of plant and
Why plant and soil sciences at OSU?
As a plant and soil sciences major at OSU, your learning experience will include field-based
classes, numerous laboratory experiments, non-traditional classroom settings and hands-on
learning. You can work alongside faculty in areas such as biotechnology, crop production,
environmental remediation, plant breeding and genetics, plant physiology, soil chemistry,
soil nutrient management, soil physics, water quality and weed science.
The current job market for degree holders in plant and soil sciences remains very
strong with current signs pointing to continued growth in the future. Graduates have
the opportunity to become part of one of the most rapidly-growing industries in the
world, help produce a stable and safe food supply or protect and utilize our nation’s
greatest natural resource – soil.
Agronomic sales representative
Humanitarian agricultural assistance
Precision agriculture specialist
$170KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
awarded by the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences this year.
“Plant and soil sciences is a really hands-on program. The major offers
a variety of classes that get you out in the field looking at things you’re going
to deal with in your profession.”
- Tucker Cogburn Abernathy, Texas
The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences is a leader in the field of precision agriculture
with the development and implementation of the GreenSeeker and Canopeo technologies.
Currently, wheat varieties developed by OSU total about 3.1 million acres of wheat
and account for more than 45 percent of Oklahoma wheat acres.
A strong network
The department will give you access to a strong student network and peer support group.
You will have the opportunity to interact with, and work alongside, faculty members
in research and Extension activities in both formal and informal settings.