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Agricultural Biology – Plant Pathology

Do You Want to Improve the Sustainability of Food Systems, Food Security, and Natural Resource Management?

Agricultural Biology students acquire firsthand experience working with world-class faculty learning how to help solve the most difficult problems we face today in food production and environmental conservation.

The Agricultural Biology degree program offers an opportunity to learn how ecosystems function and how to protect them. You will share this experience with a cohort of students who will become your teammates in strengthening the ecosystems that we all depend on for food, fiber, and ecosystem services.

Together, you will become prepared to identify applications and put in practice the knowledge gained to solve today’s biggest challenges.


  • Solve problems related to plants, insects, and microbes in natural and managed ecosystems
  • Understand social, economic, and biophysical aspects of the management of biological problems in natural and managed ecosystems
  • Create solutions for pests and beneficial species in natural and managed ecosystems

Where You’ll Find Us

Teaching at ARDEC.

Agricultural Research & Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.

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Nutrien Building

Our Agricultural Biology Programs will return to the Nutrien Building when it opens the spring of 2022.

Bug zoo.

Bug Zoo and Community Outreach

Volunteer with this traveling exhibit to introduce K-12 students to 30+ species of arachnids, insects and other arthropods.

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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Entomology
  • Plants
  • Weeds
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Related Careers

  • Agricultural Biologist & Engineer
  • Agricultural Science Research Technician
  • Biologist
  • Insect Molecular Biologist
  • Research Agronomist
  • Research Biologist
  • Research Entomologist
  • Research Plant Pathologist
  • Social Science Specialist
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Department Advisor

Chris Amerman

For more information, contact Chris Amerman, Academic Success Coordinator for the Agricultural Biology Undergraduate Major.