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AEPS Areas Of Expertise

Learn. Do. Lead.

The Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences major at Cal Poly offers you an opportunity not just to learn, but learn-by-doing. Prepare to get your hands dirty, work outdoors and in our labs and greenhouses....

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HCS Students In The Field

Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences Major

Students in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences begin with core courses that provide a thorough introduction to three concentrations.

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AEPS Three Primary Areas

SPECIALIZING IN THREE PRIMARY AREAS

Environmental Horticultural Science, Fruit and Crop Science, and Plant Protection Science...

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Cal Poly Organic Farm

Cal Poly Organic Farm

The Cal Poly Organic Farm is an 11 acre production unit in the Horticulture and Crop Science Department that is certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) with the primary mission of providing...

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Welcome to Horticulture & Crop Science

The Cal Poly Horticulture and Crop Science Department epitomizes the University’s "learn-by-doing" approach to studying and mastering a field of expertise.

We specialize in the three primary areas of Environmental Horticultural Science, Fruit and Crop Science, and Plant Protection Science. The HCS Department instills a sense of the "real world," including the nature of jobs, salaries and how to advance in your chosen field.

Read the 2015 report, "Want a Job? Major in Agriculture," a joint report of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Purdue University, which highlights the need for graduates in agriculture and the shortage of students majoring in fields related to plant science.

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