Undergraduate Students

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
  • Horticultural Sciences
  • Medicinal Plant Sciences
  • Soil Science
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Turf and Landscape 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. It includes links for recommended paths in both the current catalog and previous catalogs.

Undergraduate Advisors

Environmental Management Systems major—all concentrations

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

Plant and Soil Systems major—concentrations in Crop Science, Soil Science, and Sustainable Production Systems

Dr. Lisa Fultz
M.B. Sturgis Hall, Room 310, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: (225 )578-1344
Fax: (225) 578-1403
Email: lfultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

Plant and Soil Systems major—concentrations in Horticultural Sciences, Turf and Landscape Management

Mr. Robert Mirabello
J. C. Miller Hall, Room 253, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: (225) 578-1028
Fax: (225) 578-1403
Email: RMirabello@agcenter.lsu.edu

Plant and Soil Systems major—concentration in Medicinal Plant Sciences

Dr. Heather Kirk-Ballard
J. C. Miller Hall, Room 149, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Telephone: (225) 578-7527
Fax: (225) 578-1403
Email: HKirkBallard@agcenter.lsu.edu

Plant and Soil Systems major—concentrations in Agricultural Pest Management, Urban Entomology (located in Dept. of 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 the 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

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