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Soil and Crop Sciences – Soil Restoration and Conservation

Do You Want to Help Restore Our Soils and Prevent Further Degradation?

The Soil Restoration and Conservation concentration focuses on a fundamental understanding of soil science and management, to gain knowledge and tools to help reverse soil erosion and degradation while sequestering carbon. Globally, about half of our soils are degraded from erosion or pollution. This concentration applies basic science with technical Crop and Soil Science courses to Soil and Water Resource Management. 


  • 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

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Related Interests

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

  • Agricultural Consultant Services
  • Agricultural Data Management Firms
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental or Crop Consulting
  • Government Agencies and Non-Profits Organizations
  • Natural Resource Agencies
  • State and Federal Health and Environmental Agencies
  • State and National Park Services
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Department Advisor

Chris Amerman

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