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Department of Plant Sciences

The plant-based agriculture and food industries are an integral part of our everyday lives. The crop sciences will be essential in ensuring a plentiful and safe food supply and will require graduates that can provide leadership in high quality crop production and sustainable farming practices around the world. The field of horticulture supplies fruit, vegetables, trees, and flowers while turfgrass management is responsible for enhancing sport fields and recreational areas for many uses. Food scientists use basic sciences and engineering to convert crops into everyday food products found in the marketplace. The NDSU Department of Plant Sciences provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding critical for professional success in a changing world. Our curriculum includes majors in Crop and Weed Sciences, Food Science, Horticulture, and Sports and Urban Turfgrass Management. Within these majors multiple curriculum options are available to refine a student’s career path.