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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2339

Phone: (208) 885-6274

Email: pses@uidaho.edu

Prepare for Success

This major is a good fit if you can see yourself:

  • Using innovative practices to increase yields and protect plants from pests.
  • Responding to environmental and consumer trends.
  • Drawing on information from microbiology, entomology, engineering, business and other fields.


To prepare, you may want to:

  • Take biology and science.
  • Practice your leadership skills in clubs, student office, or 4-H activities.
  • Plant a garden, visit greenhouses or work on a farm.


Agricultural students selling plants

Your First Year

Your first year, you will learn communication skills with course work in writing and public speaking. You will also take science of plants and principles of horticulture.

More advanced major courses include genetics, soil ecosystems and plant pathology.

See the four-year plan.