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The Plant Biology degree program is intended to provide a broad education to students who want to enter a graduate degree program in the plant sciences but who would like to tailor the focus of their undergraduate program, for example, with a cellular, molecular, organismal, ecological, or genetic perspective. The expertise of the plant sciences faculty at MSU, both within and in other academic departments (e.g., Ecology, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences), provides an opportunity to personalize a degree program to the cellular and molecular level or to that of the organismal by emphasizing course work in plant ecology and systematics.


What can you do with a degree in Plant Biology?

The Plant Biology degree is a general studies degree in biology with a focus on plants. There are many diverse jobs available to Plant Biology graduates.

Typically, students major in the Plant Biology degree option because they want to prepare for a graduate school most often focusing on field or lab-related research.

Occupations include:

  • Ecological Consulting
  • Academic Research
  • Landscape Management
  • Laboratory Tech
  • Sales Representative
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Naturalist
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Field Botanist

Plant Biology Option Curriculum (per MSU catalog)                  


Plant Biology Program

For Students

Links of Interest:

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