The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is a diverse department with regional, national, and world-respected expertise. As part of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, the department offers academic programs that prepare students for careers in expanding job markets. Undergraduate majors include Crop and Weed Sciences, Food Science, and Horticulture. Graduate programs include the M.S. in Plant Sciences/Horticulture, and Cereal Science, and the Ph.D. in Plant Sciences and Cereal Science.
Agriculture is a fascinating and complex industry with international dimensions. The demand for Plant Sciences graduates is high, not only in North Dakota and the region, but throughout the United States and the world. The Department of Plant Sciences provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding critical for professional success in a changing world. If you have an interest in plants and an interest in making a difference, this department is for you. Invest in your career by investing in Plant Sciences.
The mission of the Department of Plant Sciences is to:
- Teach the sciences of plant breeding and genetics, weed science, biotechnology, horticulture, agronomic crop production, turfgrass management, and cereal and food science.
- Perform basic and applied research to advance the field of crop, weed, horticultural, and cereal and food sciences.
- Provide information to the public in the form of professional publications, Extension bulletins, and programs.
See our Academic Programs for Undergraduates and Graduate Students