Plant Sciences Major

Plant Science prepares individuals to apply their efforts to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products.

Plant Science majors and degree programs generally instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Plant Science (use the College Search feature and enter " Plant Science " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Plant Science?

Completing this major/degree program, individuals may find careers in studying farm crops and developing ways to improve their quantity and quality.  Improving crop yield with less labor, control pests and weeds more safely and effectively, and to conserve soil and water may be a focus.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Plant Science:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Plant Science: