• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Crop improvement, whether through traditional breeding or genetic engineering, is one of the most important drivers of agricultural improvements. 

New technologies enable us to develop crop varieties that are more nutritious, resilient to climate change, and disease resistant. 

Career opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors, including basic research, plant breeding, product development, sales, and many other areas.

The Soil and Crop Sciences, Plant Biotechnology, Genetics, and Breeding Concentration is offered by Colorado State University

Learning Outcomes

Successful students will achieve:

  • Technical competencies, including knowledge and understanding of soil and crop science principles, the ability to apply these principles to specific issues, and the ability to synthesize information (both technical and non-technical) to meet identified needs.
  • Problem solving skills, such as identifying a problem, collecting data, summarizing information, and drawing conclusions.
  • Professional interpersonal and communication skills, such as presenting a topic with logical development, technical understanding, mechanical and technique correctness, and accurate documentation of sources.

Potential Occupations

The demand for students with training in soil and crop sciences has never been greater. The agricultural sector is undergoing rapid change as we enter the era of big data and embrace new technologies. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Agricultural Systems
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Lab
  • College Composition
  • Attributes of Living Systems
  • Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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General Requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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