Envision a sustainable future.
The Department of Plant and Soil Science aims to expand, integrate, and extend the knowledge of plant/soil ecosystems in the production of plants, the creation of a living landscape and the sustenance of environmental quality.
Academic excellence in and out of the classroom
The Plant and Soil Science program integrates classroom and field experiences and incorporates relevant environmental, social, and economic issues into the curriculum. It is flexible, allowing you to pursue your interest in plant production, landscape design, and environmental issues related to plants, insects, soils, and water management while preparing for career opportunities and graduate studies.
State-of-the-art facilities and outdoor laboratories
James M. Jeffords Hall, a new life sciences building that opened its doors to students in the fall of 2010, is one of the largest and most significant academic structures ever built on the UVM campus. Its faculty research labs and seven undergraduate teaching labs are cutting edge, full of state-of-the-art equipment. But it could be the living laboratory outside the building's walls that truly sets Jeffords Hall apart...
Graduates who get jobs
Graduates with a Plant and Soil Science degree have pursued careers as soil conservationists, environmental consultants, agricultural consultants, landscape managers and designers, managers of nurseries and greenhouses and orchards, farmers, farm managers, researchers, and educators. Graduates have started their own businesses and are associated with private or public companies, agencies, or organizations