Bachelor of Science

Plant Sciences


Want to solve real-world challenges? A plant sciences degree combines plant biology with cutting-edge technology to develop sustainable solutions for food, health and the environment. This expertise is in high demand, making you competitive in a growing job market.

Classes You Might Take

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Crop Physiology
  • Retail Floral Management
  • Landscape Design

Learn about the full curriculum.

Why CAFNR for Plant Sciences

Career Possibilities

Floral Designer
Soil & Plant Scientist
Field & Lab Research Specialist
Greenhouse Manager
Crop Scout

Employers & Internship Locations

USDA • Corteva • Bayer • MFA Incorporated • Nutrien Ag Solutions • Elemental Enzymes • Eurofins Scientific • Smithsonian Gardens • EPCOT Theme Park – Walt Disney World • Anheuser-Busch • Frisella Landscape Group • National Golf Links of America • Becks Hybrids • NexGen Agronomy Solutions • Advanced Agrilytics • Vail Resorts • Center for Geospacial Intelligence

Signature Experience

Study Abroad

One of the many unique experiences available for plant sciences students is a signature study abroad program. Learn about cut flowers and engage in hands-on design classes in Holland, explore Italy’s cultural heritage and the role it plays in developing sustainable food systems, or experience the natural beauty and agriculture of New Zealand.

Study Abroad
CAFNR students traveled to Italy and Holland during spring break for study abroad opportunities. The Italy program is focused on food, agriculture and sustainability, while the Holland program has students learn about the largest cut flower producer and exporter in the world. Sydney Baxter, a senior studying agricultural education, was one of the students who traveled to Holland. Photo courtesy of Sydney Baxter.

Take the Next Step


Admissions and Application

You can declare Plant Sciences as your major at any point during your career at MU without a separate application.

Cost and Financial Aid

Learn more about tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Mizzou.

Let us show you the CAFNR Experience.