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Degree Options

Degree Options

Students in Crop Sciences receive the education and experiences needed to be leaders in advancing food and fuel production at home and across the globe. Within the Crop Sciences major, you can select a concentration tailored to your personal, academic, and career interests.

Concentrations within the Crop Sciences Major


Sustainably feed the world while caring for the environment. Learn how natural ecosystems and agriculture co-exist by studying plants, ecology, and environmental issues.

Biological Sciences

Research plants’ genetic make-up and chemical processes, together with the environmental challenges they face, including pathogens, insects, and global climate change.

Crop Agribusiness

The perfect integration of business and agriculture, students in this concentration study agronomic production and business through classes in plant sciences, finance, and management of agricultural enterprises.


Where cutting-edge agriculture research meets traditional ag practices, maximize production by learning how plants grow and develop through courses in agronomy, crop production, pest management, and weed sciences.

Horticultural Food Systems

Build a strong foundation in plant sciences, with emphasis on horticultural fruit and vegetable crops in urban and local food systems.

Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

Learn how basic science, particularly molecular biology and genetics, is advancing plant breeding, improvement, and research.

Plant Protection

Discover how to protect plants from the effects of disease, pests, and weeds through courses in plant diseases, pest management, entomology, weed sciences, crops, and soils.