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; how to manage plants that are grown for food, fiber and fuel. Students prepare for careers in fields such as biotechnology and environmental management, and move forward to advanced graduate studies.
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Careers in Plant Science
This major is a good choice for a career with biotechnology and genetics companies, research-oriented companies and universities, crop consulting companies, or to continue your post-graduate education.
Transfer to Plant Science
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Contact InformationBotany and Plant Pathology