Majors & Careers

 The ESWS major and Crop Science major prepare you for careers that require an understanding of the science, technology and hands-on applications involved in sustainable use of natural resources.

Crop Science

  • Crop Biotechnology (minor)
  • Pest Management (minor)

Crop Science graduates become involved in crop production, find employment in public agencies providing support services for agriculture, work as consultants serving production agriculture, work in the agrichemical and seed industries, and work in agricultural research programs. Minors in Crop Biotechnology, Pest Management or Wildlife Habitat complement the major.

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical/Pesticide Industry
  • Extension Service
  • Crop Consulting
  • State Plant Board
  • Natural Resources Comservation Service
  • Farm Management
  • Seed/Grain Industry
  • Private, Government or University Research

Environmental, Soil, and Water Science

  • Environmental, Soil, and Water Science (minor)
  • Wildlife Habitat (minor)

Graduates are in demand for a variety of jobs in environmental research, environmental protection and remediation, and environmentally responsible use of natural resources. A minor in Wildlife and Habitat Management complements the ESWS major.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Development
  • Department of Pollution Control and Ecology
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Extension Service
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forest Service
  • Health Department (state/local)
  • Industry Environmental Policy Management
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Parks and Recreation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency