As agronomists or crop scientists, alumni are involved in improving food, feed, and fiber production through a variety of agriculture-related careers.
This major includes courses in crop and soil sciences, economics, integrated pest management, and plant pathology. A unique feature is that it includes twenty open electives so you can tailor the program to match your interests.
The Integrated Plant Sciences(IPS) interdisciplinary degree program includes horticulture, crop and soil sciences, entomology, plant pathology and molecular science. You will learn the science and technology used to optimize plant life from molecule to market.
$60,000Average starting salary of Field Crop graduates (Indeed.com, 2023)
100%Engage in research or internships
16:1Student to faculty ratio
$15kAwarded in scholarships
Minimum Total Credits: 120 credits
Your program may include different courses. Consult with your advisor about the best combination and order of courses for you.Visit the WSU Catalog for a list of required courses for this major and course descriptions.
UCORE/General Education Requirements: 40 credits
IPS Degree Core Requirements: 30 credits
BIOLOGY 106, BIOLOGY 107, or BIOLOGY 120 – 4 credits
CHEM 102: Chemistry Related to Life Sciences or CHEM 106: Principles of Chemistry II – 4 credits
CROP_SCI/HORT 102: Cultivated Plants – 3 credits
CROP_SCI/HORT 202: Crop Growth and Development – 4 credits
Major Electives (decided by the student: 20–22 credits
Electives Outside the Major: 13–22 credits
I have always been passionate about learning new approaches to agriculture. This was the main factor that influenced me to pursue Field Crop Management. This major provided me with valuable knowledge in crop production, plants, soils, and pest management.