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Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences

Plant and Soil Sciences Program

The Bachelor of Science in plant and soil sciences is ideal for students interested in careers related to production, marketing and/or management of horticulture or agronomic crops, landscape design/installation/maintenance, and other related businesses.

The plant and soil sciences degree offers students formal classroom instruction with hands-on laboratory experiences in the scientific aspects of plants and soil.  Students may specialize in either agronomy or horticulture.  Agronomy is the production and protection of feed, food, fiber, and oil crops as well as turf grass production and management.  Horticulture is landscape operations, greenhouse management, plant propagation, and various production aspects of vegetable, fruit, nut, and ornamental crops.  If you are interested in learning how to be the very best in agronomy or horticulture, then you should consider SHSU!

Student Groups

Students are encouraged to actively participate in professional extracurricular activities. Some of those sponsored by the department include Alpha Gamma Rho, Collegiate FFA, Delta Tau Alpha, Horticulture and Crop Science Club, and Sigma Alpha.

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Program Breakdown
Degree Type Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

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