Plant and Soil Sciences Program

Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences

Contact: Susan Han
Office: 102B Fernald Hall
Phone: 413-545-5228

Plant and Soil Sciences, through theoretical and practical training, prepares students to tackle real-world problems by integrating and applying knowledge they learn from different disciplines. This program includes rigorous training in biology and laboratory methods. Students focus their work in one of two general areas: plant science or general applied biology. They may also choose to focus their advanced coursework in plant science and biotechnology, horticultural sciences, plant pathology, soil science or a related discipline. Successful graduates work in research or applied aspects of the biotechnology industries, pest management, agricultural and horticultural businesses, and environmental consulting arenas; others go on for advanced graduate training for careers in business, the public sector, or academia.