Undergraduate Studies in Plant Biology

Undergraduates who are interested in studying plant biology at Cornell have several options. There are two undergraduate majors that have specialties in plant biology: Biology and Plant Science. Additionally, students are encouraged to go beyond the classroom and search for research experience opportunities. Faculty members regularly accept undergraduates into their research laboratories for independent study projects.

Biology Major

The Biology major, with its Plant Biology Concentration, is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Biology. It accepts students from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Plant Science Major

The Plant Science major is offered by School of Integrative Plant Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Plant Science is an interdisciplinary program administered by faculty in the sections of Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology.

Courses Offered in Plant Biology

Undergraduates studying Plant Biology may choose from a variety of exciting and engaging courses each semester. Course requirements vary for the biology and plant science majors.

Undergraduate Admissions to Plant Biology

Cornell University is an Ivy League research university where students have the freedom to study what excites them. Undergraduates interested in studying Plant Biology at Cornell may visit the CALS Office of Admissions for more information.