Plant Health Sciences Emphasis

A bachelor's degree in plant sciences, plant health sciences emphasis, allows you to focus your studies on everything that affects plant health from interactions with microbial pathogens and animals to nonbiological factors such as atmosphere, sunlight, wind and water.

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About the Plant Health Sciences Emphasis

This degree emphasis prepares you for a career in industries related to crop improvement, plant health, agricultural sustainability, biologic pharmaceuticals, natural resource management and human medicine. The degree also can lead to further studies and research at the graduate level.

Degree requirements

Courses required to complete a B.S. in Plant Sciences, plant health sciences emphasis, are subject to change, so remember to meet with your advisor regularly to review your course plan.

Course examples

You’ll work with your adviser to create a course plan that includes required core and elective classes. Plant health sciences emphasis course options include:

  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • Soils Laboratory
  • Microbial Diversity
  • Insect Pest Management for Desert Cropping Systems
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture

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