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Master of Science in Crop and Soil Sciences

Master of Science in Crop and Soil Sciences

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The department offers the following areas of specialization within the field of crop and soil sciences: plant breeding and genetics; crop physiology, ecology, and management; weed science; turfgrass management; soil genesis and classification; soil microbiology and biochemistry; soil physics; soil chemistry; soil biophysics; soil fertility; and environmental and pollution aspects of soil science, including the study of waste disposal on land. Graduate programs of study are designed to reflect the individual needs and interests of students. The student may elect either Plan A (with thesis) or Plan B (without thesis). A total of 30 credits are required for the degree under either Plan A or Plan B. In addition to courses in the major, a minor or study in areas related to crop and soil sciences is required. Students are encouraged to select such courses as botany, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, plant pathology, and statistics. The student is required to complete satisfactorily one semester of teaching.
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