A Bachelor of Science degree in one of the Plant Sciences majors provides a strong base for advanced degrees and preparation for a variety of careers. Students may pursue a general degree or specialize in one or more curriculum options.
Crop and Weed Sciences is the study of grain and forage crop production, weed science, genetics, plant breeding, crop physiology and plant biotechnology. Curriculum options are agronomy, biotechnology, science, and weed science.
Food Science is the study of food processing, food chemistry, cereal technology, food microbiology, food analysis and food product development. Areas of emphasis include food safety, microbiology, sciences, business and management, engineering, nutrition and processing.
Horticulture is the science and art of producing, improving, marketing, and using fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. Curriculum options are horticulture science, landscape design, landscape management, production-business, sports and urban turfgrass management, and urban forestry and parks.
Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that uses a combination of biology and technology to design and produce new molecules, plants, animals and microorganisms with improved characteristics. The biotechnology program is offered through the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources and the College of Science and Mathematics.