Plant Science

About the Major

Plant Science students learn about conventional large-scale farming, organic agriculture, new sustainable production practices, medicinal plants, greenhouse management, and turf and lawn management. You'll do all this in the classroom, online, in greenhouses, in the field, and possibly through study abroad. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Horticulturalist
  • Plant Biologist
  • Plant Researcher 
  • Sales Representative

Types of Employers

  • Agricultural businesses
  • Arboretums
  • Colleges and universities
  • Environmental agencies 
  • Golf Courses 
  • Government agencies
  • Greenhouses/Nurseries 
  • Seed companies 

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Plant Science Related Postings in GoldPASS

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Riverview, LLP
2018 Sustainable Farm Intern
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Practicum Teaching Intern
Farmer Leadership Development Program Intern (Summer 2018)
Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative
Marketing Communications Intern
Ag Management Solutions
Farm to School Intern
Minneapolis Public Schools - Culinary and Wellness Services
Sustainable Agriculture Internship on Organic Microfarm/Bed and Breakfast
Landscape Designer/Architect
Landsburg Landscape Nursery
Temp Crop Adjuster
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Farm Technician
Lovas Farms
Summer Internships: Horticulture, Greenhouse, Ecology
Mt. Cuba Center
One Year Internships: Arboriculture, Horticulture, Curation, Museum Studies
Mt. Cuba Center