Plant and soil sciences meets society’s need for food, feed, fiber and fuel through
the conservation and management of plant and soil resources.
Why plant and soil sciences at OSU?
As a plant and soil sciences student at OSU, you will experience in field-based classes,
numerous laboratory experiments, non-traditional classroom settings and hands-on learning.
Students 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.
With institutional instruction, the plant and soil sciences internship program will
help you develop technical skills and prepare you for the workforce. 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.
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 over three million acres of wheat
and account for more than 45 percent of Oklahoma wheat acres.
A strong network
Students in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences have access to a strong student
network and peer support group. They have the opportunity to interact with and work
alongside faculty members in research and Extension activities in both formal and