Who We Are

The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to rewarding careers in plant pathology, microbiology, and environmental science. Graduate students may specialize in such areas as plant microbiology, genomics, disease management, microbial ecology, and molecular plant-microbe interactions.

Our undergraduate Bioenvironmental Sciences (BESC) degree program trains students for careers in the environmental consulting, regulatory compliance,  environmental biotechnology, and environmental health and safety. You are invited to browse our web site and learn more about our educational, research, and outreach programs. Our department emphasizes training students for careers to protect and preserve the Earth and its resources. By offering a selection of courses that feature insights into economics, political issues, communication, and environmental law plus the biological and geological science courses, we provide a variety of opportunities to our graduates.

Find out about our Bioenvironmental Sciences Professional Board!