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Plant and Environmental Sciences

Improving lives through excellence in education, research, and outreach


Possible majors in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences include:


There are 2 regents professors, 13 professors, 4 associate professors, 13 assistant professors, and 3 college professors. The average teaching appointment of the faculty is 25% with 75% research appointment. The department offers 3 B.S. degrees, 2 M.S. degrees, and 1 Ph.D. degree with various options within these degrees.

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, formerly Agronomy and Horticulture, was formed in 1986 from the merging of the Crop and Soil Science department with the Horticulture department. The department consists of 30 faculty, including 8 off-campus faculty with exclusive research appointments, as well as several Affiliate faculty.


Enrollment Information:
Linda Meyer or Esther Ramirez
Box 30003 MSC 3Q
Skeen Hall Room N127
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-3405
Fax: 575-646-6041
Email: lmeyer@nmsu.edu; esramire@nmsu.edu