Plant Science - The plant science 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.
Life at Purdue
Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 30,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.
The Botany & Plant Pathology Department has helped me find what I enjoy in life and the career world. The faculty and staff of this department have not just pushed aside who I am as a person or my interests, but have used those characteristics, likes, and skills to help guide me to who I want and what I want to be when I grow up. While the courses can be challenging, this department has taught me so much, and because of it, I feel ready to graduate this year and take on grad school!
- Marian Grskovich, Senior Plant Science student