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
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Crop and Soil Science – Online

Careers

Graduates of Oregon State University’s crop and soil science bachelor’s program are in demand throughout the United States and typically have job offers by the time they graduate.

Once you complete your degree online, you’ll join fellow program alumni who entered the workforce as well-educated and well-prepared soil scientists and agronomists – ready to take on critical global challenges of sustainably feeding, clothing and sheltering a growing human population.

Career Development Center and other resources

Explore career information and other resources specifically tailored to crop and soil science majors on Oregon State’s Career Development Center website.

Sample job titles

Careers that you’ll be qualified for as a crop and soil science graduate include but are not limited to:

  • Extension agent
  • Agronomist
  • International agricultural developer
  • Crop field scout
  • Farm manager
  • Crop analyst
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Land use planner
  • Seed technologist
  • Soil health coordinator
  • Field soil scientist
  • Precision agricultural technician
  • Private crop or soil consultant
  • Soil and water conservationist
  • Soil mapping technician

   There are good agronomy job opportunities throughout the country. People are just not taking advantage of those opportunities.   

– Tom Chastain, associate head and professor, OSU Department of Crop and Soil Science

OSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Science partners with students and the public and private sector to create new knowledge and skills that improve the future of farming and natural resource systems in Oregon and beyond.

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