This program includes rigorous training in biology and laboratory methods. Students focus their study in one of two general areas: plant science or general applied biology. They may also choose to focus their advanced coursework in plant science and biotechnology, horticultural sciences, plant pathology, conservation biology, soil science, or a related discipline.

Many successful graduates work in research or applied aspects of the biotech industries, pest management, agricultural and horticultural businesses, and environmental consulting arenas. Others go on for advanced graduate training for careers in business, the public sector, or academia.

Michelle DaCosta

Contact Program Advisor Michelle DaCosta for more information about our Applied Plant & Soil Sciences programs

Michelle DaCosta, PhD

mdacosta@umass.edu

413-545-2547

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