Environmental Plant Science and Natural Resources Department

Protecting, using and sustaining natural resources

The environmental plant science and natural resources department in the William H. Darr College of Agriculture focuses on the sustainable use of our world’s natural resources. Whether through the study of plant diseases or learning about our role in conservation, this department blends classroom learning with hands-on laboratory and field experiences.

The undergraduate programs included within this department include programs that focus on plant usage, soil conservation and education.

Undergraduate programs


Grow, manage and work hands-on with plants.


Care for the environment, with a focus on the farming industry. Improve soil, water and landscape quality.


Protect animals and their natural habitats.


For international Bears who have a passion for plants.


Build your credentials in soil.


Gain practical, hands-on experiences in growing food for people.

Graduate programs


Take a detailed study of plant nutrition, production, usage and genetics.

Gain valuable hands-on experience at one of our many research facilities, such as the Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove or the Darr Agricultural Center in Springfield.

Immersive academics

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