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:

  • sustainable production systems
  • crop science
  • soil science
  • agricultural pest management
  • horticultural sciences
  • turf and landscape management
  • urban entomology.

Career Links

These career links for Environment Management Systems and Plant and Soil Systems are provided for the user's convenience to find out more information about career opportunities. The School of Plant, Environment & Soil Science is not responsible for the content located on these external links.

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. It includes links for recommended paths in both the current catalog and previous catalogs.

Undergraduate Advisors

Sustainable Production Systems
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

Dr. Jeff Beasley
J. C. Miller Hall, Room 137, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: (225) 578-1029
Fax: (225) 578-1403
Email: jbeasley@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. Jeff Davis

Life Sciences Bldg., Room 468, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: (225) 578-5618
FAX: (225) 578-1643
Email: JeffDavis@agcenter.lsu.edu

Course Information

* In your chosen catalog:

The General Education Component of Undergraduate Education 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
  • Air & Waste Management Association student chapter at LSU

Other Useful Links