Why Study Plant Breeding?


Why Study Plant Breeding?

The USDA recently published a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environmental fields in the United States.

Whether you wish to work in the field, the forest, the greenhouse, or the laboratory, whether in the academic, private, non-profit, or governmental sector, whether domestic or abroad, a degree in plant breeding can position you for a fulfilling, stimulating, and necessary career.

The Plant Breeding Center is developing a Graduate Academic Certificate in Plant Breeding for students enrolled in one of four graduate groups: Horticulture and Agronomy, Ecology, Plant Pathology, and Genetics. Students who complete the requirements of both their graduate program and a selection of core plant breeding courses will graduate with their degree and a graduate certificate in plant breeding.