Major Resource Kit

Plant Science

The Plant Science major is designed for the student with broad interests related to plants. In this major there is maximum flexibility to create a program that best suits one's individual goals. With few specific course requirements, students can pursue the areas of plant science that interests them the most.

Plant Science graduates find a wide range of employment opportunities. Landscape designer. Greenhouse manager. Golf course superintendent. Plant breeder. Florist. Agricultural chemical researcher. Garden center owner. These careers and more are shared by plant science alumni. While some students enter the workforce right after college, others choose to further their education in graduate school, studying subjects such as plant pathology, genetics, physiology, and administration. Whatever your goal, we encourage you to participate in internships, job search workshops and career days; to develop your communication skills; and to learn to network with prospective employers. For more information on any of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources majors, contact the Office of Academic Programs at (302) 831-2508 or stop by 104 Townsend Hall.

Sample Job Titles

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Further Education/Experience Often Required

Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 420 for additional related careers.

Enhancing Employability

Some Employers of Plant Science Majors

Other Sources of Information

Candid Careers

Resources for Finding Employment

Log in to BLUE HEN CAREERS, for additional resources regarding internships, part-time, summer, and full-time jobs.

Look for additional postings and information:

The Blue Hen Career Guide will also provide you with helpful career tools including: Skills to Develop, Strategies for Contacting Employers, Interview Strategies, and Graduate School Information.

Remember Career liaisons are available to assist with your quest for employment. Schedule an appointment with your liaison today!

Visit the Sharf & Townsend Career Library & Resource Center at 401 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716