Potential Career Paths

Potential career paths for Plant Sciences graduates include:

  • commercial growers of fruit, vegetable, nursery, or greenhouse crops
  • retail management, business production, marketing and sales
  • cooperative extension and education
  • landscaping
  • public and private gardens and arboretums
  • federal and state plant health and inspection services
  • crop consulting
  • agricultural research
  • sales and service work for seed, plant materials, agricultural chemicals

By selection of appropriate science courses, students can prepare for graduate study leading to careers in research, teaching, and/or extension in horticulture and related plant sciences.

You may be interested in majoring in Plant Sciences if you want to:

  • Operate a plant-related business.
  • Grow and develop plants for better human nutrition, greater insect disease resistance, or aesthetic qualities.
  • Help improve our environment by using plants to modify our surroundings.

Students can enter the private/public sector or continue on to an advanced degree.