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
- Environmental Science
- Soil and Crop Management
- Agronomic Business Managers
- Agricultural Consultant Services
- Environmental or Crop Consulting
- Government Agencies and Non-Profits Organizations
- Product Development and Sales
- State and National Park Services Seed, Chemical, or Fertilizer Companies