A plant biology degree is an excellent credential for a wide range of career options, including domestic and international opportunities in business, research and teaching in both governmental and private sectors. Plant biologists can work in the field, in the forest, in the laboratory, in botanical gardens or nurseries, in food or seed companies, or in pharmaceutical, energy or chemical industries, and pursue rewarding careers in the areas of biotechnology, environmental science and stewardship or agribusiness. The program is also an excellent background for students wishing to enter graduate or other professional schools, including medicine, law or journalism.
For additional information about the Plant Biology Program at MSU, as well as careers and opportunities in plant biology generally, we recommend you explore the following:
- Degrees in Plant Biology at MSU – details the specific requirements for each of our 2 degrees programs: Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology, and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology/Plant Biology.
- Undergraduate Research – provides information about research expectations for our undergraduates, as well as highlights of some of the research conducted by our current and former students.
- Plant Biology Club – connect with our undergraduates to learn more about social events and outreach opportunities for PLB undergrads.
- Faculty & Research – peruse our faculty webpages to learn more about the diversity of research happening in plant biology at MSU.
- Careers in Plant Biology – here, you will find links to various professional societies and career resources targeted toward plant scientists.