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Bachelor of Science in Plant Science - Plant Genetics

Bachelor of Science in Plant Science - Plant Genetics

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =173
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Plant science is a diverse major offered collaboratively by the departments of Agronomy, Environmental Horticulture and Plant Pathology. The plant science degree offers diverse specializations that provide a range of opportunities in the food and agricultural sector. The specializations are designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary perspective of these areas. The degree prepares graduates for careers in production agriculture, turf and ornamentals production, agribusiness sales and marketing, design and management of gardens, private consulting in plant production and protection, restoration of land and aquatic spaces, public policy and regulation related to agriculture, community garden management, international agriculture and field or laboratory technical support. Plant science can also be used as preparation for studies in graduate and professional school. This specialization is designed for students who want to learn how to use genetic tools to create plants with characteristics beneficial to the environment and society. Students will explore plant processes and function, types and causes of plant stress, and the practice of plant improvement using genetic tools. Students will prepare for careers developing improved plants and/or educating others about genetic techniques for plant improvement.