You want to be part of the agricultural trend toward innovations in plant breeding
that create stronger variations and better production.
About Plant & Soil Systems
Study ways to improve crops and discover new crossbreeds of plants, and learn the
latest approaches to the cultivation, marketing, and processing of ornamental plants,
fruits, and vegetables. Topics include soil science and conservation, ornamentals
and grasses, urban landscape management, sustainable horticulture, and much more.
- Soil Science: Learn how soils are used as a natural resource to support agronomic production and
- Sustainable Production Systems: In this concentration, you will gain a background in applied agronomy and horticulture
with a focus on production and economics.
- Turf & Landscape Management: From football fields to suburban landscapes, study the applications of turf and ornamental
grass, pest identification and control, landscape design, small engine maintenance,
and financial management. Also learn about the construction of landscape sites, including
planting and maintaining woody and herbaceous plants and other herbaceous crops.
- Urban Entomology: Learn about insects found in urban environments and how to manage for them.
- Agricultural business consultant
- Crop scientist
- Golf course superintendent
- Landscape manager
- Soil scientist
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue
pursuing this major.
- 2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer)
- 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses toward degree requirements
- grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or higher