Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology is the study of plant diseases that devastate our crops, forests, and landscapes. Students completing this program earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.  

Possible Career Options
Clinic Diagnostician Medicinal Chemist
Plant Pathologist Plant Protection & Quarantine Officer
Classes and Curriculum

Students will study plant diseases, plant science, biology, microbiology, genetics, and soil science as well as diseases of field crops, trees, turfgrass, ornamentals, fruits  and vegetables, and courses on pathogens and plant-microbe interactions.  

After Graduation
75% 25% 0%

* Numbers are based on responses from graduates at six months post-graduation date.

Getting Involved

Plant Health and Resource Management (PHARM) Club

The Plant Health and Resource Management (PHARM) Club hosts social and educational events as well as engages in service activities for Plant Pathology and Plant Health Management majors, minors, and any other student interested in plants. 

Monica Lewandowski
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology
(614) 247-6876


Hannah Zimmerman
Coordinator of Prospective Student Services
(614) 247-6685