Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Plant Sciences.
We conduct academic, extension and research programs in agricultural and natural resource plant sciences, at facilities in Knoxville and several Research & Education Centers throughout Tennessee. >>Program Impacts
|Brad Collett Named Quest Scholar
Plant Sciences Brad Collettt has been named UT Quest Scholar of the Week. Collett will be teaching at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia during the spring 2016 semester.
|Brad Collett Outstanding Teacher
Plant Sciences Brad Collettt has been awarded the W. F. & Golda Moss Outstanding Teaching Award at the CASNR awards ceremony with less than 10 years of service!
|Plant Sciences Outstanding Students
Plant Science's junior Calvin Mitchell, sophomore Robert Sears (pictured), freshman Joseph Shelton and senior Nicole Talley were named CASNR Outstanding Students!
|Songstad Names Distinguished Alumni Speaker
Plant Sciences alumni David Songstad, Director of Biology at Cibus, was named the 1st Annual Distinguished Alumni Speaker award at the Plant Sciences weekly seminar..
|Panthee Named Distinguished Alumni
Plant Sciences former student and postdoc, Dilip Panthee of NC State University, was named a Distinguished Alumni at the 2016 CASNR Awards ceremony..
|Feature stories change regularly P a s t s t o r i e s
One of seven departments in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, we offer curricula leading to the:
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Plant Sciences
Masters of Science degree with a major in Plant Sciences
Doctoral degree with a major in Plants, Soils and Insects.
Graduate students may specialize in a wide variety of disciplines; see individual faculty pages for current research projects and faculty specialties. Concentrations for PhD students in Plant Sciences include:
Examples of jobs obtained by our graduates
Current and recent graduate students
Courses: Undergraduate Graduate
Our extension programs cover the areas of weed science, ornamental horticulture, turfgrass management, and the production of vegetables, fruit, cotton, cereals, grains and forage.
Our research programs also embrace these areas, with investigations covering the broad spectrum of molecular, genetic, physiological and field studies. We invite you to visit the homepages of our research and extension faculty to learn more about ongoing programs.
Calendar of Events
Plant Sciences Seminar Series
Plant Sciences Club
Plant Sciences Newsletters:
March/April 2015 Publications 2014
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