General Information

The Department offers programs leading to the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The undergraduate requirement covers most of the basics of plant science in addition to the core courses of plant pathology. Major courses offered in graduate programs are organized to further acquaint students with methodologies and to provide updated scientific information for performing independent research and extension works in their future careers as plant pathologists. The Department as a whole is well-equipped and financed. Various general and advanced analytical instruments are available to support research in all aspects of plant pathology. In addition, greenhouses, nethouses, computer systems, a library, and facilities for field research are available on or near the campus.

Teaching Emphases

The Department has teaching emphases in Mycology, Bacteriology, Virology, Nematology, Plant Pathology, Applied Microbiology, Microbial biotechnology, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Molecular Virology, and Plant Disease Management. Course programs are divided into undergraduate, and graduate courses in the Department.

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