Plant science is the study of the life cycle of plants and plant species, including reproduction, growth, and adaption to diverse environments. It also explores the development of abundant, high quality food, fiber, sustainable, and specialty crops. Plant scientists are extremely interested in ecology and the environment, and work in labs, in fields, forests, and many other locations.
Professionals with plant science backgrounds pursue careers in environmental sustainability, biotechnology, genetics, agribusiness sales and service, landscaping, education, soil science, horticulture, crop consulting, and hazardous waste disposal.
Students at FVSU can earn a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with a major in plant science. They can concentrate their studies in biotechnology, environmental soil science, or horticulture.
The program is administered through the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Technology.
Faculty Member Dr. Nirmal Joshee is finding new uses for the Paulowania plant.Learn more.
Fort Valley State University’s plant science/biotechnology students have been aided by funds from the National Science Foundation.Learn More...
FVSU’s Department of Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Technology faculty are noted scholars and practitioners.Learn more...
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