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Plant Science

 

 

plant science

 

Other Variations

·       Integrated Plant Sciences

·       Land, Plant & Climate Systems

·       Plant & Environmental Soil Science

·       Plant Biology, Plant & Environmental Science

·       Seed Science

 

 

Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)

 

 

Overview

Graduates of plant science programs are prepared for a wide range of areas related to the production of plants for benefits to the environment and society. Growing plants for the world is a necessity and students will learn to find methods of fighting disease, restoring damaged ecosystems, conserving endangered species, and many more.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Biology, Plant Science, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Anatomy, Microbiology, Sustainable Agriculture, Plant Breeding and Genetics

 

 

Concentrations/Options

 

·       Greenhouse and Landscape Industries

·       Native Plant Conservation

·       Plant Breeding and Genetics

·       Plant Health and Protection

·       Soil Management and Plant Productivity

·       Sustainable Crop Production, Floral Management

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

·       Conservationist

·       Environmental Science and Protection Technician

·       Environmental Science and Specialist

·       Hydroponics Producer

·       Plant Breeder

·       Plant Scientist

·       Produce Inspector

·       Seed Production Agronomist

·       Seed Production Technician

·       Soil Scientist

·       Weed Scientist

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Additional certification available

·       Internship related to plant science

·       Study abroad