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Undergraduate students in the Department of Plant Sciences are part of the Herbert College of Agriculture. Learn about admissions, visiting with us, jobs and internships (page coming soon), Plant Sciences scholarships, and Herbert student life.
Welcome! We are very happy that you have chosen to pursue your degree with us and we look forward to working with you over the next few years. I am confident that most of you will be able to look back on this experience as one of the more enjoyable and exciting times of your life. You are making a transformation into a college student and professional, and you will be creating experiences and relationships that you will draw upon for many years to come. Do your best in your coursework and the various projects that come your way. We will do our best to challenge you and create opportunities for critical thinking. But, don’t miss out on enjoying the friendship of your fellow students, in this department as well as others. Some of the best friendships you will cultivate in life are going to be your student colleagues.
Please do not hesitate to contact your advisor, a faculty member, Undergraduate Coordinator Andy Pulte, Administrative Assistant for Student Records Sandy Kitts, or me if you have any questions, need guidance, or have suggestions. We welcome input on ways to strengthen this experience for future students. I have an open door policy. My office is in Room 358 Plant Biotechnology Building.
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Explore Our Concentrations
Upon choosing the Plant Sciences major, undergraduate students are required to select a concentration. This specialized set of classes is designed to help you gain knowledge toward your desired career path. Students who successfully complete prescribed coursework will receive a Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences.
Plant Sciences strive to make special connections with our students. Faculty advisors assist undergraduates choosing curriculum, including departmental courses, electives, and a minor. These professors mentor students applying to undergraduate research positions, paid internships, and study abroad opportunities. Establishing personal relationships and tailoring coursework prepares students for the careers of their choice.
Visit with us to meet your faculty mentor and a Herbert Ambassador.
Students have the option of including undergraduate research and Extension work, a minor, and paid internship into their coursework. Participating in these and other opportunities get students hired.
Leaving an undergraduate career with experience in state of the art research facilities set students apart in the workforce.
Extension employs students to assist agents, contribute to publications, and interact with the public.
Minors are useful gaining knowledge in diverse areas that make students more marketable when searching for employment.
Clubs and other extracurriculars are resume builders and outlets to expand and hone professional skills.
Interested in earning credit while exploring Plant Sciences internationally?