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Prospective Students

Why major in Plant Biology?


Research Opportunities

Plant Biology REQUIRES all of our majors to participate in research.  Getting hands-on experience helping faculty acquire new knowledge at a field site or in a laboratory is the best way to learn science.  We offer PBIO 4960R and an Independent Research Support Award.  Learn more

Careers with a Plant Biology Degree

Success after UGA is extremely important to us.  Many of our majors have gone on to continue their education at top graduate and medical schools, such as Emory University. They have also pursued careers as plant breeding research professionals, medical research technicians, and more.  A degree in Plant Biology opens doors to diverse career opportunities, such as doing research at universities, government laboratories, and at biotech companies; teaching at the high school, college, or university level; management and interpretation as staff biologists with state and federal agencies; and administration and sales with plant and plant product related industries.  As science and technology evolve, new opportunities are created.

Explore possible careers at these sites:


Plant Pathology

Plant Ecology & the Environment

Applied Plant Biology

Transfer students

We recommend that transfer students have already completed a general biology and chemistry sequence similar to: BIOL 1107-1107L and 1108-1108L; CHEM 1411, 1411L, 1412, 1412L (or CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L, and 2300, 2300L); CHEM 2211, 2211L, 2212, 2212L and PHYS 1211-1211L and 1212-1212L (or PHYS 1111-1111L and 1112-1112L).  Substitution of any of the above courses will be individually considered based on the documentation provided by the student.

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