The Department of Crop Sciences (CS) was established as a core unit of the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences. The Department is concerned with the application of crop science to agriculture and the natural environment.
The aims are to address the priority issues that create limits to the expansion of crop yields both qualitatively and quantitatively to ensure food security for the current and future generations. Our BSc program offers a wide range of topics that provide students with basic and applied crop science knowledge and problem-solving skills in agronomy, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, biotechnology, and landscape design. Our graduates are working in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Royal Gardens and Farms, Oman Botanic Garden and within the private sector. The Department also offers two MSc programs in Crop Production and Crop Protection to provide advanced training in these specializations. The Department also offers a Ph.D. program in Crop Science.
The Department of Crop Sciences has an outstanding record of producing internationally recognized and award-winning publications in top journals. The Department faculty members are all actively engaged in research and consultancy activities highly relevant to Oman; funding comes from the public sector (TRC, HM awards, SQU) as well as from private companies.
Faculty members are also active in outreach, most especially in supporting the farming community with advice and other diagnostic services. They also frequently present the results of their research at local workshops and similar events.