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
- Greenhouse Manager
- Golf Course Superintendent
- Plant Biologist
- Plant Researcher
- Sales Representative
Types of Employers
- Agricultural businesses
- Colleges and universities
- Environmental agencies
- Golf Courses
- Government agencies
- 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
Top Career Resources
- Master List of Plant Science Career Resources
- Ag Careers Newsletter
National and international job site with over 1,600 postings per month.
- AgriGrowth Job Exchange Portal
Utilize this free job matching site to connect with internships and jobs based on your indvidual skills, interests, and requirements.
- Crop Science Society of America
Job postings, articles, conferences and resources related to the field of crop science.
- American Society of Plant Biologists
Job postings, articles, conferences and resources related to the field of plant science.
- Jobs in Horticulture
National job postings in the field of Horticulture.
Information and job postings for Golf Course Superintendents.
- American Society of Horticultural Science
Resources and links to job board.
- American Society of Agronomy
Job postings, articles, conferences and resources related to the field of agronomy.
- Jobs in Horticulture
National job postings in the field of Horticulture
- American Horticulture Society
Resources and links to job board
- Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA)
Classifieds section with job postings, member directory, publications, MN Green Expo information and more
- American Society of Landscape Architects
Job postings, career resources and directory