Crop Science Major

Crop Science (CRSC)

Admission Requirements

Feed the World Sustainably

 Tackle Contemporary Problems

Learn about the latest scientific advancements that could solve problems in agronomy, food production and access, and environmental protection.

 Focus on Your Interests

Select courses that match your career interests in the production of field crops for food, fuel or biomaterials, or breeding improved crop varieties.

 Gain Hands-on Experience

You have the option to learn through a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent study projects to further advance your knowledge and experience.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Crop Science?

From agricultural consulting to working directly in crop production, this degree positions graduates for a variety of careers and research positions within the crop science field.

Here are just a few careers our CRSC program graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agronomic advisor
  • Crop production specialist
  • Pest management specialist
  • Plant breeder
  • Research technician

Why Crop Science?

Gain a full understanding of crop production through courses in protein and oil seeds or grain crops and precision agriculture, while also understanding pest management, genetics, biotechnology and physiology. Position yourself as a leader in the scientific advancements and innovations that will improve cropping system around the world.

Students in the CRSC program may also be interested in studying Plant Science, Horticulture, or other majors.

CRSC Course Calendar

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Crop Science co-op is a five-year program, with four co-op work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers, including government agencies, research labs, and agricultural companies. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

Kelly smiling in dress shirt standing in front of green corn field
There are numerous events throughout the year that allow you to meet new people and develop your professional relationship network. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet many industry professionals during guest lectures that have inspired me and guided me on my career path.

Kelly Ruigrok, Undergraduate Student
Crop Science
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Meag in red polo shirt smiles
I wasn’t from a farm, and knew very little about agriculture, but I was so interested in what I had learned in my electives and people I had met, that I decided to take the leap. Best decision I ever made! Just goes to show how important it is to diversify what you do in your university years.

Meagan Griffiths, Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
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