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Soil and Crop Sciences – Plant Biotechnology

Are you interested in the rapidly changing field of biotechnology? 

The Plant Biotechnology concentration applies advanced genomics to develop varieties of crops that are more nutritious, resilient to climate change, and disease-resistant to enable sustainable agriculture. Crop improvement, whether through traditional breeding or genetic engineering, is one of the most important drivers of agricultural improvements. New technologies enable unprecedented abilities to develop varieties of crops that are more nutritious, resilient to climate change and disease resistant to enable sustainable agriculture.

Visit the CSU Course Catalog to learn more about coursework and requirements.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Skills and knowledge to solve problems in precision agriculture and biotechnology
  • How to utilize advanced information technology to drive decision making in crop production, soil and environmental management, and to develop new technologies
  • Gain a deep understanding of the diversity of agriculture around the world, and graduate with the knowledge and skills to address global food production challenges
  • Understand new technologies that enable unprecedented abilities to develop varieties of crops that are more nutritious, resilient to climate change and disease resistant to enable sustainable agriculture
  • Functions of soil organisms and their interactions with each other and the soil physical and chemical environment
  • Techniques to help restore our soils and prevent further degradation

Where You’ll Find Us

Teaching at ARDEC.

Agricultural Research and Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.

Learn More about ARDEC

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Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

CSU's new home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations and agricultural innovation for global impact.

Learn more about the Nutrien Building

Interest
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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Genomics
  • Soil and Crop Management
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Related Careers

  • Agronomic Business Managers
  • Agricultural Consultant Services
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental or Crop Consulting
  • Government Agencies and Non-Profits Organizations
  • Product Development and Sales
  • State and National Park Services Seed, Chemical, or Fertilizer Companies
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Department Advisor

Chris Amerman

For more information, contact Chris Amerman, Undergraduate Advisor for the Soil and Crop Sciences department.