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Undergraduate Program

Plant Science Major 


Plant scientists sustain and improve our current and future world as they work with foods, fibers, fuel, native ecosystems, landscapes, and more!

The Plant Science degree provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective on the science and technology of plant production and its applications for managing plants in human and natural systems. It prepares graduates for careers in food production, turf and ornamental plant production, design and management of gardens, private consulting in plant production and protection, ecological restoration of land and aquatic spaces, plant breeding and genetics, international agriculture, field or laboratory technical support, and much more. Plant Science can also be used as preparation for studies in graduate, pre-health, and professional schools.

The Plant Science Major is a joint program of the Departments of Agronomy, Environmental Horticulture, Horticultural Sciences, and Plant Pathology. For more information about the Plant Science Major, click here!

The Agronomy Department also offers excellent opportunities to complement any major, through the Golf and Sports Turf Management Minor and the Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Certificate.

You can also get involved in the Agronomy Soils Club! Contact Kara Casy to learn more.


Undergraduate Contacts Email Phone
Greg MacDonald 352-294-1594
Jeanie Houk 352-273-4573
Dina M. Liebowitz 352-392-1040


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