Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences

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This major focus of the Crop, Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences (CHATS) major of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree program is on the science of plants, whether for food and fibre production or for urban landscapes. You can develop expertise in the science of plant agriculture with specific training in areas appropriate for traditional crop production or more specific urban agricultural applications. You will learn to apply your knowledge in ways that maintain biodiversity, protect environmental quality, address public and scientific concerns and provide aesthetic, cultural and recreational opportunities.

This program is offered and administered by the Department of Plant Agriculture.

Unique Courses

  • Agriculture and Food Issues Problem Solving
  • Grain Crops
  • Plant Genetics
  • Pesticides and the Environment
  • Weed Science
  • Medicinal Plants

Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agronomic Advisor
  • Assistant Golf Course Superintendant
  • Crop Production Specialist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Pest Management Specialist
  • Product Representative with an Agri-business firm
  • Research associate

What Students are Saying

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Meet them here:

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"The best part about my program is the people! With everyone having a similar interest in agriculture, there is always lots to talk about and you are constantly learning from one another." -Gloria Walch, CHATS student

Learn about other student experiences through the following student profiles: