Texas Tech University

Plant and soil science research
Welcome to the Department of Plant & Soil Science at Texas Tech University!

Whether you're interested in Soil Microbiology, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Genomics, or Viticulture, PSS has something for you! State-of-the-art facilities help our students learn through hands-on instruction, in and out of the classroom. Academic advising is carried out by our skilled faculty, ensuring one-on-one guidance to help you achieve your goals. We encourage you to come see firsthand what PSS has to offer!


Plant and soil science research

Degree Programs

Our department prepares students to face real world agricultural and environmental challenges through undergraduate and graduate degrees in plant and soil science and horticulture with focuses on environmental soil & water science, turfgrass science, viticulture & enology, crop science, soil science, fibers & biopolymers, and crop protection. We even have an established range of distance degrees, graduate certificates, and professional certificates.

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Research in PSS

We are a student-focused and research-intense department, offering a range of multidisciplinary coursework and academic programs. Plant & Soil Science faculty conduct research from the cellular level to large-scale ecosystems and post-production processes, and they are committed to helping you reach your educational goals!

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Texas Tech University

It's not often you get to have the atmosphere of a major university without getting lost in the crowd. Texas Tech University is home to just over 40,000 students, with 3,200 students currently enrolled in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The Department Plant and Soil Science is excited about each one of our undergraduate and graduate students, on campus and at a distance. And frankly, it might be worth a visit just to experience the remarkable campus architecture.

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Lubbock, Texas

Beyond hosting Texas Tech University's campus, the city of Lubbock is in the unique position of offering many of the social, cultural, and economic benefits of a major city (without the traffic and astronomical real estate prices), while still maintaining a uniquely West Texan sense of ease and hospitality. Called the Hub City, the area has been a cultural and economic crossroads since before the days of Buddy Holly, and that tradition continues on with a vibrant art and music scene.

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Plant and soil science research

Distance Degrees

Can't move to Lubbock? No Problem. 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!

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