If you want to learn about plants, sustainability, and the environment, the minor in plant and soil sciences is an excellent choice to complement your major. The minor offers flexible course selection so you can gain a better understanding of the areas that interest you the most, such as sustainable farming, agriculture, and soil management.

You’ll gain a solid foundation through courses in botany, chemistry, and the interrelationship between plants and soils. Then, you’ll focus your studies by choosing courses that appeal to your interests and career goals. Topics can include turfgrass management, integrated pest management, and plant pathology, among other possibilities.

The skills you’ll gain in the plant and soil sciences minor will support your work across a range of academic majors, including geology, engineering, public health, biology, sustainability, or environmental sciences.