Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Crop and Soil Science – Online

Get your hands dirty online

Thanks to innovative teaching methods and the use of state-of-the-art technologies, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in crop and soil science online and receive the hands-on training you need to help solve the world’s most complex agricultural and natural resource problems.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a variety of degree programs online focused on plant and agricultural sciences. Explore similar programs.

Oregon State is a national leader in the field of crop and soil science. Our state is home to an incredible diversity of climates and soils, resulting in the most diverse agricultural systems in the country. Most known soil types on Earth are in Oregon – meaning that if it's out there, chances are we’re growing it here and we’ll help you learn about it.

Crop and soil science instructor Alyssa DuVal helped create a virtual greenhouse for Ecampus students to explore a 3D environment and discover distinguishing factors to help identify specific plants. Read more »

Specialization options

You can pursue one of two specialization options in this program.

Soil science option

In the soil science option, you’ll gain a real-world, field-based learning experience through custom lab kits with 3D printed soil models, virtual reality, augmented reality and other advanced techniques.

Agronomy option

Acquire the skills necessary to be an active participant in producing food, feed, fiber and energy crops for the world when you pursue the agronomy option. Through innovative technologies, you’ll learn how to choose plant materials and agricultural practices that will optimize plant production while minimizing environmental impact.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.


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