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Problem-solving is in our DNA. It's what happens when we Think and Do. Join us as one of the next generation of leaders in crop and soil sciences.

Come Grow with Us

Our students develop skills that translate to the real world. At NC State you’ll learn in the classroom and apply that knowledge in the field. Our graduates are career-ready: In a Wall Street Journal survey, job recruiters rated our alumni among the top 20 most attractive job candidates in the country. As part of the Wolfpack, you’ll have access to internship and co-op opportunities, on-campus career fairs that draw scores of potential employers, and personalized career counseling. NC State is rated the fifth best value among public universities in the United States. Our degrees earn the top return on student investment among North Carolina’s public universities. When you attend NC State, you can be confident that your time, money, talent and effort will be well spent.

In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, our graduates are life-long learners, engaged community members, and recognized leaders in agriculture and life sciences. We deliver exceptional teaching and advising so graduates address the complex challenges of agricultural innovation, food security, climate resilience, energy needs, and sustainability. With numerous options for majors, minors and certificates, we let you shape your education to fit your passions, goals and lifestyle.

As a Crop and Soil Sciences student, you will:

  • Work with globally important issues – food production, grassland ecosystems and agricultural sustainability.
  • Learn to grow more nutritious, safer crops to feed the world and improve health while reducing environmental degradation.
  • Gain knowledge in creating and maintaining beautiful and functional landscapes such as golf courses, sports and recreational fields, and in the booming turf and landscape industry.

We train the future managers of two of most vital resources: crops and soil. Come grow with us.

Preparing for the Future

From athletic turf manager to water quality specialist, opportunities for careers and advanced training in crop and soil sciences are abundant.