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At Oregon State University, students have the opportunity to study many aspects of plants—from landscape design to plants’ use in medicine, food, and fiber. Instead of following a standard plant science curriculum, OSU’s interdisciplinary programs touch on plants from the molecular level all the way to larger ecosystems.

Plant science students are prepared for jobs in agriculture, plant breeding, or forest or rangeland management.  

Courses in the plant sciences are offered under many different course descriptors by four departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences. On the Corvallis campus, here are links to the offerings with a key to descriptors:

BOT=plant biology courses offered by Botany and Plant Pathology
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

CROP=crop related courses offered by Crop and Soil Science
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

ENT=entomology courses offered by faculty in multiple departments
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

HORT=horticulture courses offered by Horticulture
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

PBG=plant breeding and genetics courses offered by faculty in multiple departments
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

RNG=rangeland science courses offered by Animal and Rangeland Sciences
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

SOIL=soil science courses offered by Crop and Soil Science
Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

Please note that some courses may be listed under different descriptors (cross-listed); students would select whichever descriptor is most appropriate for their major.  

Animal and Rangeland Sciences

Animal and Rangeland Sciences

Rangeland makes up over 40% of the world’s land. Our rangeland science graduates work to improve and manage these lands for agriculture, recreation and community use.

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Botany and Plant Pathology

Horticulture

Botanists and plant pathologists are called on to understand plants and plant diseases. Our students create knowledge surrounding plants and their function. 

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Crop and Soil Sciences

Crop and Soil Science

People working in crop production, insect science, and soil science know that improvements to cropping systems are key to feeding our growing world. Crop and soil science graduates are ready to face food production issues in the 21st century.

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Forest Ecosystems and Society

Forest Ecosystems and Society

How humans interact with the environment and natural resources provides opportunities to learn about safe, sustainable stewardship. Our graduates look at human impacts on all facets of ecosystems, from wildlife habitats to urban areas. 

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Forest Engineering, Resources & Management

Forest Engineering, Resources and Management

Caring for our forests and our forest ecosystems are at the heart of Oregon State’s forestry programs. Our students learn effective techniques for managing forests, leading forest operations, or understanding the processes that shape our forests. 

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Horticulture

Horticulture

Securing safe, sustainable food sources and landscapes is a global and local challenge. Our graduates show how plants can improve people’s lives and livelihoods.

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