Plant Pathology Undergraduate Opportunities
What is Plant Pathology? Plant pathology is the study of plant diseases, their causes, effects, and control. Keeping plants healthy requires an understanding of the organisms and agents that cause disease as well as an understanding of how plants grow and are affected by disease. The expanding interest in the quality of our global environment and increasing global demand for high quality food, fiber, tree and ornamental plants provides many opportunities for graduates with training in plant pathology.
Undergraduate Minor Options in Plant Pathology
Plant Pathology Minor
Coordinator: Dr. Chris Little
A plant pathologist is a professional who specializes in plant health much as a physician specializes in human health or a veterinarian in animal health. Opportunities for graduates with plant pathology minors include basic and applied research, international development, teaching, crop consulting, and extension. In addition, plant pathology expertise is useful for farm and greenhouse managers, park and golf course superintendents, agribusiness sales representatives, and other biological science positions requiring a bachelor's degree.
Applied Genomics and Biotechnology (AGB) Minor
Coordinator: Dr. Richard Todd
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Plant Pathology
Coordinator: Dorith Rotenberg