Welcome to Purdue's Botany and Plant Pathology Undergraduate Program


We have a new and exciting plant science major.  This major is designed for students who are interested in the biology of plants; how they grow, develop and evolve; the interactions of plants with other organisms and their role in the environment; and how to manage plants that are grown for food, fiber and fuel.  Three concentration areas allow plant science students to learn about these specific areas, develop skills that are well suited and appropriate for a career in fields such as biotechnology and environmental management, and prepare for advanced graduate studies.

Here is a list of advantages for students who chose to major in plant science in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology:

* Small college feel at a big university 

* Receive a cutting-edge education with individual attention

* 97% job placement for the last 10 years (2004-2014)

* State-of-the-art teaching and research facilities

* Smaller class sizes that offer personal attention

* Internships and research opportunities

* International study abroad opportunities

* Opportunity to intern at our student run organic farm


Our undergraduates build valuable career skills by working with faculty on cutting-edge field and laboratory research.  This work often leads to rewarding individual research projects, summer internships, and more.

We live in a global marketplace and employers prize international experience.  Our worldwide contacts and reputation help you get that experience.  Most of our students have the opportunity to spend a summer or semester studying abroad in places such as, Costa Rica, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and many others.

Our graduates are teachers, geneticists, molecular biologists, weed scientists, environmental consultants, environmental scientists, and resource managers, just to name a few.

Plant Science Degree Information



What can I do with a major in Plant Science?

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