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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 and Microbial Biology

Majoring in Plant and Microbial Biology offers students the opportunity to explore plants and microorganisms and the interactions between the two. Many PMB majors research alongside CBS faculty as undergraduates, looking deeper into fields ranging from genomics and gene expression to bacterial physiology and environmental cleanup. 

Majoring in PMB prepares students for work in a variety of fields, including medicine, biotechnology, natural resource management, microbiology and education, along with a number of graduate programs. 

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Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Clay Carter | 612-301-7158 | cjcarter@umn.edu