The Plant Health Sciences minor is complementary to majors in Crop Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Biological Sciences, or any plant science related field.
It focuses on managing plant health in response to a variety of stress such as pathogens, weeds, insects, and environmental conditions such as drought, heat, cold, or pollutants. Plant health has an important impact on food crops, forests, and landscape plants. This minor offers students the opportunity to participate in this increasingly relevant area for agricultural sustainability in the face of climate change.
The minor allows students to explore new and innovative ways to address plant health in both natural and managed ecosystems. Students graduating with this minor will be competitive for employment in industry, state and governmental agencies, universities, and private practice.