Department of Crop Sciences

Plant Protection

Learn how to protect plants from the effects of disease, pests, and weeds through courses in crops, soils, plant diseases, pest management, and weed sciences.
Did You Know...

89% of Crop Science students complete at least one internship before graduation.

  • Plant Protection students act as “investigators” working to solve problems related to plant health. From pests to diseases, students are well equipped to identify causes of stress to crops and work to minimize their damage.
  • Students have the opportunity to work alongside faculty through undergraduate research projects and independent study.
  • Graduates often pursue advanced degrees in weed sciences, plant pathology, orentomology.
  • Potential employers include crop consulting firms, chemical and seed companies, state and federal research laboratories, and agronomic and horticultural production companies.

Career Opportunity: Lead Agronomist

Daniel Fulton

Daniel Fulton

Every day is different,one day I may be planting, spraying, note taking, or harvesting in Tennessee, and in the next several hours I could be doing the same thing in Michigan. I meet a lot of people covering seven states, so every day is a new learning experience.