Soil and crop science (agronomy) is the theory of plant and soil science and its application to the production of abundant, high-quality crops for use as food, feed, fiber, and fuel in an economically and environmentally sound manner.
UW-Platteville's program is built upon rigorous scientific practice and state-of-the-art labs that prepare you for success. Our curriculum focuses on areas that include crop genetics and breeding, crop improvement technology, harvest management, seed technology, soil quality and management, soil and water conservation, and much more.
The program offers opportunities for hands-on learning and internships, as well as participation in friendly and rewarding competition teams. Competition teams within the Soil and Crop Science program have earned several national championships and even an international championship.
As a result of our robust program, our graduates are prepared for careers as agronomists, agronomic consultants, crop specialists, farm managers, and manufacturing engineers.