You can help feed billions sustainably, improve our planet’s health, and make a direct impact on agriculture and the world.

Advance plant breeding and plant improvement by learning critical skills in molecular biology, genetics, and genomics.

Plant biotechnology is a part of our daily lives in applications such as developing nutritionally enhanced foods, enabling sustainable agricultural production, and engineering plants for industrial and medical purposes.

The Plant Biotechnology major provides an interdisciplinary curriculum integrating the science and practice of crop production through courses in molecular biology, genetics and genomics, biochemistry, plant protection, data analysis, and more.

Endless Experiential Learning Opportunities

From hands-on research with world-renowned faculty to internships at exciting startup companies, Plant Biotechnology students build skills inside and outside the classroom. You’ll be at the forefront of research and innovation, revolutionizing agriculture every step of the way.

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crops in greenhouse

See What Opportunities Await You!


Areas of Employment

  • Biotechnology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Protection
  • Agricultural Business
  • Academic or Governmental Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Research and Development
  • Medicine and Pharmaceuticals
  • Patent Law

Areas Of Advanced Study

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Protection
  • Biochemistry
  • Crop and Plant Sciences

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Erika Olivares
Undergraduate Recruiter
Erika Olivares