College of Science

Department of Biology and Chemistry

Agricultural Plant and Soil Sciences

Photo: A row of lettuce sprouts
Photo by: Randy Tunnell

The Agricultural Plant and Soil Sciences B.S. (AGPS) program features small classes, broadly trained and diverse faculty, and internship and research opportunities that provide hands-on experience in the food and agriculture industry.

Monterey Bay is a prime location for students interested in agriculture careers. Salinas and Pajaro Valley, two of the nation’s leaders in vegetable and berry production, are only a short drive away from campus.

The skills gained throughout the AGPS program help prepare students for careers as agronomists, crop production consultants, pest control advisors, research associates, advancement to graduate-level programs and much more.