Department of Crop Sciences


Learn how agriculture affects ecosystems by studying how organisms interact with each other and their environment.
Did You Know...

The ACES and Biosciences Career Fair attracts employers nationwide who want to recruit crop sciences students.

  • Prepares students for a variety of jobs in fields such as integrated pest management, crop consulting, environmental toxicology, agrichemical management, and sales.
  • Agroecology jobs are available within local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Graduates looking to pursue higher education are well-prepared to study environmental law, ecology, plant protection, and agronomy.
  • Focuses on the interaction between agriculture and the environment.

Career Opportunity: Tomato Production Intern, Red Hen Turf Farm

Michael T. Schaefer

Michael T. Schaefer

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