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Degree Programs

The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

 

The Undergraduate Degree Programs include:
 
 B.S. Biology with concentration/tracks in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Environmental Health,

        Medical Technology, Zoology and Botany
 B.S. Plant Science with concentrations in Molecular Biology, Crop Science, and

        Horticulture.
 B.S. Forestry (Forest Science and Forest Management) and
 B.S. Environmental Science (Soil Science, Environmental Science and minor in Remote Sensing

        and Geographical Information Systems).

 

Undergraduate students in the Department gain valuable practical experience in their chosen fields of study through internships and shadowing opportunities, as well as through the Department’s extensive research program. Under this program, several part-time work positions are available for undergraduate students. The Department also assists in securing summer employment for its students within its own research program or with private, state, and federal agencies.
 
Graduate Degree Programs
The Department offers a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy program in Plant and Soil Science with concentrations in:

  • Environmental, Soil and Water Science, application of remote sensing and GIS to land management, soil chemistry and fertility, soil microbiology and biochemistry, and soil and water conservation.
  • Plant Science & Molecular Genetics with specialization in plant physiology, plant genetics, genomics, medicinal and bioenergy plant research, horticulture and agronomy. Graduate assistantships for specific graduate programs in the department are available to qualified individuals.
  • Forestry, Ecology and Wildlife biology and management, related research includes silviculture, forest management, wildlife, forest operations, forest measurements, entomology, landscape ecology, forest policy, and forest soils. Graduate assistantships for specific graduate programs in the department are available to qualified individuals.
  • The Department also offers a Master of Science in Biology as non-thesis option.