Prospective Students: We've Got A Place For You
Welcome to the Department of Plant and Soil Science! Experience what we have to offer with our faculty and staff, degree programs, clubs and organizations and much more! We strive to create a positive learning environment for our students on campus and at a distance. We have state of the art facilities and dedicated faculty that equip our students for regional and global professions. We don't want you to just get an education, but we want to make your experience with Texas Tech and the Department of Plant and Soil Science feel like home!
Why Lubbock? Why Texas Tech?
Why Plant and Soil Science?
I's not often you get to experience the atmosphere of a major university without getting
lost in the crowd. Lubbock is often called the hub of West Texas, with social, cultural
and economic similarities to a major city, with the same dining, shopping and urbane
tastes that you can find almost anywhere!
Texas Tech University is home to about 32,000 students, with 1,600 current students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The Department Plant and Soil Science is excited about each one of our 250 undergraduate and graduate students, on campus and at a distance. You definitely see that "small-town environment" as soon as you step foot on campus.
So what do we have to offer?
We have on-campus undergraduate degrees in plant and soil science, with concentration
areas in horticulture and turfgrass science, crop science, environmental soil and
water science, and viticulture and enology, that prepares students to face real world
challenges within agriculture and environmental issues. We also offer the concentration
in horticulture and turfgrass completely online.
Ready for Graduate School? No problem! We offer Master of Science degrees, on campus and at a distance, in Horticulture and Plant and Soil Science. We also provide Graduate Certificates on campus or at a distance, in Crop Protection, Fibers and Biopolymers, Horticultural Landscape Management, and Soil Management.
Ready to take that final step? Come see what our PhD Program has to offer, with concentration areas in Crop Protection, Crop Science, Fibers and Biopolymers, Horticulture, and Soil Science.
Can't move to Lubbock?
One of the unique aspects of our department is the opportunity to obtain your degree at a Distance. We offer a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science, with a concentration in horticulture, and two M.S. at a Distance in Horticulture and Plant and Soil Science. Whether you are in Texas, Nebraska, Mississippi, Brazil or China, the sky is the limit!
Still not convinced?
We have talented faculty that are 100% dedicated to helping you achieve your goals as a student and as an individual. Whether you're interested in Soil Microbiology, Turfgrass, Weed Science, Viticulture, Ornamental Horticulture or Environmental Protection, we have someone here for you! The state of the art facilities that our campus and department offer helps our students learn through hands-on instruction in and out of the classroom. All advising is done by our faculty, ensuring a one on one experience. Last year alone, our department awarded $160,000 in scholarships to its 250 students and our faculty we were second in the university in research grant funds. If this isn't enough to convince you to start your college experience with the Department of Plant and Soil Science, we encourage you to come see firsthand what we have to offer.
The PSS Department
Faculty Research Interests
Careers in Plant and Soil Science
Clubs and Organizations
Undergraduate: How to Apply
Graduate: How to Apply