Why Plant Pathology?

"My favorite thing about taking Plant Pathology courses was learning how broadly plant pathogens affect every aspect of our lives." - Colin Jones, Plant Science Student

Plant diseases are everywhere, so having a functional understanding of how plant pathogens affect the environment is essential to any career that involves working with plants. Students enrolled in our courses receive a holistic perspective on biological and ecological aspects of plant disease and the role of plant diseases in plant production. Whether its agricultural and horticultural systems, or other terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, students find themselves immersed in research-based information that can be applied to controlling diseases in the environment around them.