Twin Cities Campus
Plant Biological Sciences Minor
Plant and Microbial Biology
College of Biological Sciences
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Plant and Microbial Biology Graduate Program; 140 Gortner Labs, 1479 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-625-4222; fax: 612-625-1738)
Plant biological sciences encompasses all aspects of the basic biology of both higher and lower plants. Major emphases include molecular and physiological approaches to development; physiological, structural, and functional studies at the cellular and organismal levels; systematic and evolutionary biology; and molecular genetics and applied biotechnology. Students study plants from the subcellular and molecular to the whole plant and community levels of biological organization. They also have opportunities for laboratory and field research at state, national, and international levels. Each student's program is planned to meet individual requirements within the framework of a multidisciplinary core of coursework. Seminars are an integral part of the program.
Prerequisites for Admission
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Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Take at least 6 credits, chosen in consultation with the Plant Biological Sciences director of graduate studies.
Take at least 12 credits, chosen in consultation with the Plant Biological Sciences director of graduate studies.