Department of Crop Sciences

Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

Learn how basic science, particularly molecular biology and genetics, is advancing plant improvement, research and development.
Did You Know...

Most Crop Science students have two or more job offers upon graduation.

  • Similar to the Biological Sciences concentration, PBMB focuses on plant biology with greater emphasis on biotechnology, genetics, and plant sciences at a molecular level.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research projects or independent study alongside faculty members to gain research experience.
  • Prepares students for plant biotechnology careers such as research technicians in agribusiness, university and government laboratories.
  • Graduates from this concentration pursue advanced degrees in molecular biology, plant breeding, dentistry, medicine and human genetics.

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David Mies

David Mies

It was an extraordinary opportunity to observe crop production in five very different countries and to learn about sorghum, pearl millet, dry beans, and groundnuts (aka peanuts).