Majors

Students can pursue a BS in Agriculture with a major in Plant Pathology or Plant Health Management.

Students in both majors complete a Minor and an Internship of the student's choice to enhance and personalize their degree program.  We have many resources to help you find an internship to match your interests.

Major

PLANT PATHOLOGY

PLANT HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Department Plant Pathology Plant Pathology and Entomology
Which Major Should I Choose? The Plant Pathology  curriculum is similar to Plant Health Management, but emphasizes core science courses to prepare students for graduate study. A joint major between Plant Pathology and Entomology.  Coursework includes management of diseases, insects, weeds and other pests for those interested in careers as plant health practitioners (see list of potential careers below)
Degree Requirements

Plant Pathology major

Plant Health Management

FAES General Education list (pdf)
(applicable to both Plant Pathology and Plant Health Management)

Coursework overview Plant pathology (plant diseases), plant disease management, biology and plant biology, horticulture, genetics, microbiology, chemistry, plant physiology, soil science, statistics and more, with ample flexibility so students can pursue areas of interest. Plant pathology (plant diseases), entomology (insects and arthropods); plant disease management; biology and plant biology, horticulture, weed science, chemistry, plant physiology, soil science, statistics and more, with ample flexibility so students can pursue areas of interest
Potential Careers Research Scientist
Educator
Geneticist/Breeder
Medicinal Chemist
Diagnostician
Regulatory Professional
Environmental Scientist
Plant Protection or Quarantine Officer
Crop Consultant, Certified Crop Adviser
Research Scientist or Technician
Educator
Extension Professional
Production Manager
Regulatory Professional
Landscape, Nursery or Turf Professional
Farmer
Horticulturist

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