Plant Sciences Major

Designed for students seeking careers in agronomic and horticultural crop production systems, sustainable agriculture and ecosystem science, crop protection, applied plant physiology, plant science research, and plant biotechnology.

Five options are available for students:

Students will secure:

  • a working knowledge of basic plant biology, soils, pests, and pathogens with emphasis on growth, development, and physiology in an ecological and agricultural context,
  • the scientific, technical, and computational approaches to problem solving in an ecological and agricultural context, individually and in teams,
  • the ability to analyze ethical issues regarding ecosystem sustainability, business practices and plant science, and critically evaluate and respect different viewpoints in making management decisions, and
  • a high level of proficiency in written and oral communication, particularly with regard to critical evaluation of scientific issues.