About the undergraduate program

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 genomics, evolution, physiology, computational biology, molecular biology, and ecology.

The University of Minnesota is one of the top institutions for plant research and most of plant 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.

Contact Dr. Clay Carter, director of undergraduate studies at 612-301-7158 or cjcarter@umn.edu with questions about the undergraduate program.