The School of Plant Sciences major offers exceptional opportunities for the education and training of undergraduate students. Our curriculum provide solid background in fundamental biological sciences in combination with training in basic and applied plant science. The curriculum also offers students the freedom to customize their education with diverse and interdisciplinary electives that prepare them for post-graduate studies in research, medicine, and pharmacy, or careers in horticulture, agricultural production, microbiology, or biotechnology.
Because the School of Plant Sciences maintains a low undergraduate student to faculty ratio, we are able to offer mentoring by individual faculty members who provide advice on course work, research training, and career opportunities. The School of Plant Sciences includes faculty members with active research programs in the areas of plant genetics, genomics, developmental and cell biology, crop physiology and management, and plant-environment interactions including plant-microbe interactions and plant responses to environmental stresses. We encourage research training as an integral part of our undergraduate education and offer outstanding research and training opportunities.
The School of Plant Sciences, together with the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, also offers a major in Sustainable Plant Systems. For more information on this degree program, click here.