Plant Health and Protection Careers


The opportunities for majors in Plant Science are as varied as they are limitless and the demand for graduates is steadily increasing. A specialization in Plant Health and Protection equips you to work in insect and disease control, plant diagnostics, crop production management, or plant pathology and entomology research. You can develop integrated, environmentally rigorous approaches to managing crops and pests or design and implement new screening methods and platforms for existing or emerging diseases.

UF graduates are

  • State plant pathologists
  • Extension specialists
  • USDA researchers
  • Attorneys for environmental, agricultural and patent law firms

  • Seed and plant production managers
  • Tissue culture lab managers
  • Agricultural compliance specialists
  • Plant protection and quarantine officers

  • Environmental writers
  • Seed researchers
  • Biotech entrepreneurs

Breakthroughs in biology and medicine start from plants and their health.