Welcome to the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia.
We pride ourselves in the breadth and depth of training opportunities in both research and teaching that we provide our graduate students in the Plant Biology program. Our faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized experts at all levels of biology, from biochemistry to global change. Many of our faculty have interdisciplinary research programs that span traditional areas. In addition, our program includes experts in fungal biology, insect evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, and discipline-based science education, providing our students with a unique breadth of opportunities in their professional training and research.
The Plant Biology major is aimed at giving students a broad understanding of plant and/or fungal biology relevant to current environmental and societal challenges, and thus relevant to jobs. It includes several core classes similar to a biology major (e.g. genetics, evolution) but provides the flexibility to build an interdisciplinary program of study from a broader range of courses and pursue an emphasis in either Plant Ecology & Environment, Plant Genomics, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, or Plants & Microbes.