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Plant and Microbial Biology

Plants and microorganisms are an essential component of all ecosystems. Plant and microbial scientists play an important role in addressing challenges facing agriculture, the environment and all life on our planet.

Plant Bio

The plant and microbial biology major prepares students for a variety of career paths including research, education, biotechnology and environmental policy. As a plant and microbial biology major, you will have the opportunity to take courses in plant structure, function, development, classification, evolution and more.

The University of Minnesota is one of the top institutions for plant research and most of plant and microbial biology majors cite their research experiences as the most important component of their education. Plant and microbial biology majors are highly qualified and prepared for graduate school and this is the most common path for our graduates on their way to careers in academia, government or the private sector.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies: David Moeller | 612-624-3124 |