Plant Biotechnology Program
The Plant Biotechnology Program prepares students for
a career in the applied sciences needed to guarantee food
security, food safety and sustainability of our agrifood system
in the face of 21st Century challenges.
Students will receive a solid grounding in the relevant
biological sciences, as well as the applied fields of crop
production, plant protection, and plant breeding, in conjunction
with technologies such as genetic engineering, genomics,
marker-assisted breeding, tissue culture and bioinformatics.
Students will obtain hands-on laboratory and field experience in
many of the disciplines covered by the program.
A seminar-style "capstone" course in the fourth year brings
together students in the program develop "Big Picture"
perspective of this rapidly-moving field.
Because our department has active research programs in this
field, there are often opportunities for both summer work and
undergraduate thesis work in various research labs.
Graduates of this program will be positioned for entry-level
careers in the agri-food industry, as well as for further study
at the Graduate level.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
- This diagram shows the dependencies for both required and
elective courses in the program. It is a useful tool for planning
your four year program.
- Fill in this document each year to plan your courses. This is
the best way to ensure that you don't miss a course that is
required to graduate.
of Agriculture page for Plant Biotechnology