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Undergraduate Plant Sciences Major

Passionate about plants?

Majoring in Plant Sciences will help you make a positive difference in the world. Plant science expertise is needed to address many of our most challenging problems:

  • Producing enough food for a growing world population.
  • Breeding plants to tolerate the heat- and drought-stress caused by climate change.
  • Developing sustainable cropping practices to produce healthful and nutritious food.
  • Investigating new methods to fight plant diseases.
  • Restoring damaged ecosystems to better support those who live there.
  • Conserving species, through plant collections in gardens and arboretums, for future generations.

Read more:  10 reasons to study plant science at Cornell

"Why Plant Science Is Right For Me"

Current majors explain why Cornell is a great place to study plant science.

Hear from other Plant Sciences students.

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Plant Sciences major and alumni spotlight