In a fascinating discussion with Dr. Jeff Chang, a researcher and professor at Oregon State University, he described a project where he is trying to potentially thwart the spread of a disease-causing bacterium, or Agrobacterium that harms,...

Alexandra Weisberg (Jeff Chang lab, in collaboration with Dr. Christopher Clarke at USDA-ARS in Beltsville MD) is lead author on a new paper published in MPMI, currently viewable as a “...

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) is pleased to invite applicants for the BPP Diversity Advancement Graduate Assistantship. BPP provides...

Oregon’s Agricultural Progress magazine highlighted the USDA NIFA research grant that will fund the research of Posy Busby and Devin Leopold in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.

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Biological Data Sciences


A new transdisciplinary undergraduate major offered at OSU!

The Biological Data Sciences (BDS) program is administered by the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and offered in collaboration with faculty from Botany and Plant Pathology, Computer Science, Fisheries and Wildlife, Horticulture, Microbiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Biological Data Sciences offers 3 options, new BDS courses and a minor! Enrollment is open for Spring 2020!


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Oregon State is the first university in the U.S. to offer a botany degree online.

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One degree, five options. Learn the core scientific and analytical skills surrounding botany and plant pathology, and focus your education on one of five key areas of focus.

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We offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Within each program, students may elect to specialize in one of eight key areas of concentration.

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