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.

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.

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