Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics

Curriculum for Plant Breeding, Genetics and genomics Option

An interdisciplinary approach to applied plant breeding is the cornerstone of the Plant Breeding and Genetics option. After completing this degree, you will have gained fundamental knowledge in plant breeding that may be applied to a range of crops including annual and perennial horticultural crops, agronomic food and feed crops, and forestry products.

Graduates of the Plant Breeding and Genetics option often enter public or private sector breeding programs, or go on to attend graduate school.

Active Learning

breeding barleyAs a student studying Plant Breeding and Genetics, you'll gain practical experience in breeding and genetic analysis working in the greenhouse, field, and lab. You'll also be able to take advantage of OSU's extensive, cross-campus interdisciplinary plant science network and the Pacific Northwest's largest plant breeding program to explore your research interests.

You can get either a B.S. in Horticulture or a B.S. in Crop and Soil Science with an option in Plant Breeding and Genetics. 

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