Plant Science

Study the life cycle of plants and plant species, including reproduction, growth, adaption and the development of abundant, high quality food, fiber, sustainable, and specialty crops.

Fort Valley State University

develop skills for quality and sustainability

The plant science major is designed to develop the knowledge and skill needed to address the growing challenge of supplying humanity with abundant, high-quality food, fiber and specialty crops in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive way.

Two students holding up corn

Plant science is the study of the life cycle of plants and plant species, including reproduction, growth and adaption to diverse environments. Plant scientists are extremely interested in ecology and the environment and work in labs, fields, forests and many other locations.



Bachelor of Science in agriculture with a major in plant science. Students may select from three concentrations:

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Horticulture


  • Landscaping
  • Agribusiness Sales and Services
  • Education
  • Agricultural Chemicals and Genetics
  • Engineered Seed Sales
  • Crop Consulting
  • Commercial Grounds Management
  • Hazardous and Other Waste Disposal
  • Water Pollution Control
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Fruit and Vegetable Producers
  • Golf Course Management


To be admitted to the university high school students must have a GPA of 2.25 as well as an SAT score of 430 on Critical Thinking/Verbal and 400 on Math or an ACT score of 17 on English and 17 on Math.


Meet the Faculty

The Agricultural Sciences Department faculty at Fort Valley State University understand what it takes to succeed.


Program Contact

Sarwan Dhir

Sarwan Dhir, Ph.D.

Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research