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Crop and Soil Sciences Careers

Jobs in crop and soil sciences are diverse and in demand. Graduates from our program include professionals who monitor and work to improve water quality, develop environmentally acceptable methods for protecting crops from pests, breed and select crops for commercial use, advise municipalities on use of land resources, and producing quality turfgrass.

  • Agronomist
  • Agronomy Production Specialist
  • Agronomy Sales
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Biological Lab Technician
  • Crop Advisor
  • Crop Analyst
  • Crop Consultant
  • Crop Scout
  • Extension Agent
  • Facility Manager
  • Irrigation and Spray Technician
  • Lab Assistant
  • Lawn Care Technician
  • Operations Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Soil Scientist
  • Sports Turf Manager
  • Territory Manager
  • Alpha Natural Resources
  • Altria Client Services
  • Augusta Cooperative
  • BASF
  • CE Farms
  • Colonial Farm Credit
  • Corn Refiners Association
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Farm Service Agency
  • FW Rickard Seed Company
  • Hazera Seeds
  • Helena Chemical
  • Hermitage Country Club
  • Hubner Seed
  • Independence Golf Course
  • Meherrin Ag and Chemical
  • Peace Corps
  • Pioneer
  • Red Sun Farms
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels
  • San Diego Padres
  • Smithfield
  • Southern States
  • Spectra Venue Management
  • Syngenta
  • Tellus Agronomics
  • Trump National Golf Course
  • USDA – Farm Service Agency
  • USDA-NRCS
  • US Forest Service
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
  • Willow Oaks Country Club
  • Winsome Downs, LLC

Environmental Science Careers

A bachelor of science degree in Environmental Science can lead to numerous and rewarding career opportunities in industry, environmental engineering and consulting firms, state and federal regulatory agencies, non-profit organizations, and academia. Environmental Science positions are diverse and may involve a combination of laboratory work to go onto graduate or professional school (i.e. medical school). With our science-based curriculum, our students are highly employable in environmental science and other areas.

  • Environmental Restoration
  • Natural Resources Management Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Soil Scientist
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Planner
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • Biological Science Technician
  • Field Technician
  • Ecologist
  • Forest Ranger
  • Air and Water Quality Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Soil Conservation Technician
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Water Monitoring Specialist
  • Water Quality Specialist or Technician
  • Wastewater Plant Operator
  • Wetland Scientist
  • AECOM
  • American Water Works Association
  • AmeriCorps
  • Balzar & Associates
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cardno ATC
  • Carolina Ecosystem, Inc.
  • Cederville Engineering
  • Crawford Environmental Services
  • DG3
  • ECS Limited
  • Enviro-Utilities
  • ERG
  • Exploration Research, Inc.
  • General Electric
  • GreenVest, LLC
  • James River Association
  • Joyce Engineering
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental
  • Hygiene
  • National Park Service
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Peace Corps
  • Soil Consultants Engineering
  • Soils Inc.
  • Stantec
  • Terracon
  • Tetra Tech
  • Timmons Group
  • TNT Environmental
  • TRC Solutions
  • USDA-NRCS
  • US Forest Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • VA Department of Environmental Quality
  • Western Skies Strategies
  • Wetland Studies and Solutions
  • WSP
  • Williamsburg Environmental Group
  • Zannino Engineering

Horticulture Careers

Careers in horticulture are diverse and rewarding. Graduates of our horticulture program are in high demand in the green industry and related fields. 10-20% of horticulture graduates continue their education in graduate school. Our students have many opportunities to interact with prospective employers through information sessions, class presentations, and the annual Horticulture Industry Event that brings together employers and students on campus.

  • Landscape Contractor
  • Nursery Grower
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Municipal Horticulturist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Grounds Manager
  • Zoo or Garden Horticulturist
  • Horticultural Educator
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Extension Agent
  • Consultant
  • Sales and Management
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Battlefield Farms
  • BioWorks
  • Columbia Green
  • Greensward, LLC
  • Grigg Design
  • Hidden Lane Landscaping and Design, Inc.
  • Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
  • Strange’s Florist and Greenhouse
  • USDA - NRCS
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • William’s Tree Service