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Integrated Plant Sciences

Washington State University’s Integrated Plant Sciences degree program provides students with an exciting depth and breadth of knowledge that crosses a variety of plant science disciplines, including crop and soil sciences, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, and food science. Students may choose from six majors highly sought by employers nation-wide. Students will learn the science and technology used to optimize plant life from molecule to market.

Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural Biotechnology students develop a broad knowledge of genetics, plant pathology, organic and biochemistry, entomology, crop and soil sciences, cell biology, and horticulture. Alumni pursue careers in field and laboratory research with a focus on plant genetics, breeding, and pathology.

Field Crop Management

Field Crop Management students seek careers in agronomy, crop production, as well as plant, soil, and pest management. As crop scientists (or agronomists), alumni are involved in improving food, feed, and fiber production through careers in agribusiness, farm management, research, professional consulting, and sales.

Fruit & Vegetable Management

Fruit and Vegetable Management offers specialization in the science and practice of producing and marketing tree fruits, small fruits, and vegetables. Students learn the most efficient and sustainable practices through hands-on opportunities using state-of-the-art production systems and cutting-edge technologies.

Landscape, Nursery, & Greenhouse Management

Landscape, Nursery, and Greenhouse Management emphasizes the propagation and production of horticultural plants, including interior plants, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, as well as the maintenance of urban and community landscapes. Through hands-on experiences in greenhouses, gardens, and internships, students learn how to apply principles presented in classes-ultimately developing a firm understanding of the relationship between plants, landscapes, people and the environment.

Turfgrass Management

Turfgrass management students gain a comprehensive understanding of turf management, turf production, plant pathology, entomology, soil fertility, and plant breeding used for maintaining healthy turfgrass systems.

Bachelor of Science in Viticulture & Enology

The Viticulture and Enology bachelor of science program is for anyone interested in growing high quality grapes and making premium wines. The curriculum, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, is innovative, research-based and handson. Our faculty are leading international experts. You will have the flexibility to begin your academic career on the Pullman or Tri-Cities campus (located in Richland, WA). A unique feature of this degree is that you will finish your program in the Tri-Cities, home of the state-of-the-art Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center.

Admission to the Major

Following admission to WSU, a student may be admitted to an Integrated Plant Sciences major in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences upon making their intention known to the department. This will typically happen during orientation events.

Contact Information

Dr. Colette Casavant
Director of Student Success
(509) 335-8406