Plant Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:8654 Duration:


The overriding aim of the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology is to have positive transformative impacts locally, nationally, and internationally in areas of plant agriculture, biotechnology, horticulture, and basic plant biology and pathology. Impacts that relate to the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; and New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station missions are essential to the continued growth of the department, school, and experiment station. Continued impacts will ensure relevance of the school and experiment station long into the future. To ensure these goals, the department has set forth a vision and departmental guidelines and is aligned with research centers and institutes to help serve the state of New Jersey.

B.S. in Plant Science

  • Horticulture and Turf Industry
  • Professional Preparation
  • Research

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February, October Tuition fee
  • USD 13683 Year (National)
  • USD 27978 Year (International)
Start date January,October 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

I. School Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical AnalysisII. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences
A. Life Sciences
  • General Biology
B. Physical Sciences
  • General Chemistry
  • Introduction to Experimentation
III. Humanities and the Arts
IV. Multicultural and International Studies
V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes
VI. Oral and Written Communication
VII. Experience-Based Education
VIII. Proficiency in Plant Science
Required courses:
  • Introductory Geology I: Physical
  • Precalculus College Mathematics or Basic Statistics for Research
  • Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Management or Management: Human Systems Development
  • Soils and Their Management or Soil Ecology or Soil Quality
  • General Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Breeding

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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Our primary emphasis is placed on the student’s academic promise as demonstrated by:

  • completion of required entrance subjects
  • academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
  • strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
  • grades and grade trends
  • weighted grade-point average(s)
  • cumulative rank, when available
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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