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Plant Pathology



plant pathology


Other/Related Variations

·       Botany & Plant Pathology

·       Bioenvironmental Science



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Plant pathology is the study of plant disease which allows students to learn about reducing harmful effects of plant diseases. Programs focus on teaching students how to support growth of healthy plants and sustain them.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Microbiology, Genetics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Plant Disease Epidemiology, Insect Pests of the Turf, Bacteriology, Nematology, Virology, Pathogenic Fungi



Potential Career Paths


·       Biological Technician

·       Biosecurity Monitor

·       Greenhouse Manager

·       Horticulturalist

·       Plant Pathologist

·       Restoration Specialist

·       Soil Scientist

·       Weed Scientist



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Additional certification available

·       Internship or work experience related to plants


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