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Elizabeth Swoope  |  5/13/2016 5:57:56 PM

Degree Plans

The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences offers degree programs in environmental management systems and plant and soil systems curricula. These curricula provide students with excellent preparation for careers in management, consulting, regulatory and public relations, or sales and services in agricultural, natural resources, or environmental industries. Some students use these science-based curricula as foundations to pursue graduate studies in agronomic and environmental sciences or professional degrees in medicine or law. Students are given opportunities to gain valuable experience through internships in the agronomic or environmental business communities, special research projects with faculty members, and/or part-time student employee positions.

Environmental Management Systems

There are three areas of concentration in the Environmental Management Systems curriculum:

  • environmental analysis and risk management
  • policy analysis
  • resource conservation.

Plant and Soil Systems

Consolidation of curricula in Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology resulted in the curriculum in Plant and Soil Systems. The areas of concentration include:

  • crop science
  • environmental horticulture
  • horticultural science
  • landscape management
  • soil science
  • sustainable production systems
  • turfgrass management
  • agricultural pest management
  • urban entomology.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

For more detailed information on the recommended sequence of courses for a major and concentration, see the Comprehensive Academic Tracking System page Recommended Path & Critical Requirements then select College of Agriculture, your catalog year, then your degree program

Undergraduate Advisors

Environmental Management Systems; Crop Science and Soil Science Concentrations in Plant and Soil Systems

Dr. Maud Walsh
M. B. Sturgis Hall, Room 110, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: (225) 578-1211 
Fax: (225) 578-1403
Email: evwals@lsu.edu

Horticulture Areas of Concentration

Mr. Robert A. Mirabello, Jr.
J. C. Miller Hall, Room 253, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Telephone: (225) 578-2158
Fax: (225) 578-1403
Email: RMirabell@agcenter.lsu.edu

Dr. Don Labonte
J. C. Miller Hall, Room 131, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2120
Telephone: (225) 578-2158
(225) 578-2158
Email: DLabonte@agcenter.lsu.edu 

Pest Management and Urban Entomology

Dr. James L. Griffin
H. D Wilson Building, Room 220
Telephone: (225) 578-1768 
(225) 578-1768
Email: JGriffin@agcenter.lsu.edu

Course Information

* In your chosen catalog:
General Education Requirements link to see the gen ed component
Colleges and Schools > College of Agriculture > Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences for information on curricula

Financial Aid

Student Organizations

  • Horticulture Club
  • Turfgrass Club

Other Useful Links

LSU Undergraduate Admissions

LSU Career Services

Board of Regents articulation matrix (course equivalents at Louisiana colleges and universities)

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