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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


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 and 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. Students can pursue one of two specializations: Plant Health Management or Plant Microbiology.


Possible Career Options

Clinic Diagnostician Medicinal Chemist
Plant Pathologist Plant Protection & Quarantine Officer


Classes and Curriculum

Curriculum Requirements

Plant Health Management Enrolled Autumn 2022 and thereafter (pdf)
Plant Microbiology  Enrolled Autumn 2022 and thereafter (pdf)


Note: In Autumn 2022, the Plant Pathology major adopted two new specializations (Plant Health Management and Plant Microbiology), and the former Plant Health Management major was deactivated.

View Plant Pathology requirements prior to Autumn 2022 | View Plant Health Management requirements prior to Autumn 2022


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