(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)
Chris van Kessel, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Department Office. 1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences; 530-752-1703; http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/
Graduate Study. For
The Major Program
The Plant Sciences major is designed for students who are interested in a scientific understanding of how plants grow and develop in managed agricultural ecosystems and how plant products are utilized for food, fiber
The Program. The curriculum provides depth in the biological and physical sciences and a sound understanding of how plants obtain and utilize resources from their environment to sustain their growth and development. The influences of genetics, management systems and environmental inputs on crop development and productivity are emphasized along with the postharvest preservation and marketing of plant products. Students will develop an area of specialization with options in Crop Production, Plant Genetics
Major Advisor. Daniel Potter
Advising Center for the major is located in 1220 Plant and Environmental Sciences; 530-752-1715.
Career Alternatives. Graduates from this program are prepared to pursue a wide range of careers, including various technical and management positions in agricultural and business enterprises, farming, or consulting; public, private, and non-profit agencies; Cooperative Extension; international development; teaching; or agricultural and environmental journalism and communication services. Graduates are qualified to pursue graduate studies in the natural and agricultural sciences, such as plant biology, genetics, breeding, horticulture, agronomy, biotechnology, ecology, environmental studies, pest management, education, or business management.