Department of Soil Science
Agronomy courses were offered when the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts opened.
The Department of Agronomy was divided into the Department of Field Crops and the Department of Soils.
The Department of Soils is renamed the Department of Soil Science.
Ralph J. McCracken published his book The History of Soil Science at North Carolina State University. An updated version of it exists on the department's website.