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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning trains grad students to tackle key planning problems found in the real world. It is the only CALS department that doesn't offer a bachelor's degree, but only MS and PhD degrees.
CES students learn about a wide range of issues, including agrofood systems, community development, environmental sociology, applied demography, science and technology studies, and the sociology of labor markets.
Agronomists apply science and technology to the production of food, fiber and fuel. They specialize in areas such as plant breeding, crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, soil fertility, and weed, insect and pathogen control.
Students in ag and applied economics learn to answer complex questions about dairy markets, land use change, economic policy, natural resources, alternative energy, local food systems, global poverty and more.
Soil scientists study the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils. Our graduates go on to map and classify soils, work as farm field consultants, manage golf courses and clean up polluted soil sites.