The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is a multifunctional, multidisciplinary department committed to excelling as an authority in the crop, soil and environmental sciences. The department supports research, teaching and UGA Cooperative Extension programs at the Athens, Griffin and Tifton campuses. As a respected provider of both leading-edge technology and science-based knowledge, we serve a clientele that includes students, farmers, agribusinesses, consumers, nonprofits and governmental agencies.
The purpose of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is to:
- Provide baccalaureate and graduate education in crop, soil and environmental sciences that promotes excellence in student achievement and prepares students to effectively contribute and excel in a changing world;
- Inquire into the nature of plant growth, crop production, soil characteristics and the environment through the discovery, interpretation and creative application of knowledge; and
- Serve the public through timely education of producers, consumers and agribusinesses using relevant, accurate, unbiased, research-based information.
Students in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences enjoy a high rate of employment in a wide range of careers.