University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Plant and Soil Science Department

Contact Information

University of Vermont
Plant and Soil Science Department
Hills Agricultural Building
105 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405-0082

Phone: (802) 656-2630
Fax: (802) 656-4656

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.


Majors in the Department of Plant and Soil Science include both Ecological Agriculture and Sustainable Landscape Horticulture that allow students to expand their knowledge of science and apply it to plant production, landscape design, and environmental issues related to plants, insects, soil, and water management. The program provides a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity to study plant/soil ecosystems that are managed for food, feed, or fiber production, for landscape purposes, or for recycling/waste utilization, areas that are very important from societal and environmental perspectives. PSS faculty represents the disciplines of entomology, soil science, horticulture, landscape design, agronomy, plant pathology, and water pollution control.

The Plant and Soil Science Program integrates classroom and field experiences and incorporates relevant environmental, social, and economic issues into the curriculum. The program is flexible, allowing students to pursue their interests in plant production, landscape design, and environmental issues related to plants, pathogens, pests, soils, and water management while preparing for career opportunities and graduate studies. Faculty help students develop individualized courses of study to match their interests and career goals. For more information, please email or call (802) 656-2630.



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