Plant Science

    Major overview


    Forget solar panels and Tesla batteries, the true solar energy and storage powerhouses of the world are plants.

    Study the big and the small: from single-celled algae (the solar factories  of the oceans), to giant eucalyptus trees, ancient ferns, the crop plants that supply most of the world's nutritional needs, or the plant toxins that might be the basis for the next life-saving drug.

    A Plant Science major will provide the springboard for students in entering careers or research in all fields requiring a solid understanding of plants and their environments.

    Graduates will develop a comprehensive integrated knowledge of the biology of plants as well as both field and laboratory skills.