Jasmine Brandes doing lab work

We're now accepting applications for the new Biocomputing and Research Internship! Learn more about our faculty mentors and 2021 projects for the summer undergraduate internship program. Applications due Feb 26!

An exciting new collaborative paper between Cornell University, UC Berkeley, University of Wyoming, and OSU has just been published by the Leiboff Lab. The team used...

Niklaus Grunwald is one of four speakers presenting at the International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI) online workshop in February. Nik's talk is titled...

2021 REEU Big Data in Ag

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University is excited to offer an internship for undergraduate students.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM PST on February 26, 2021.

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The Department of Botany & Plant Pathology

The 2020 UN International Year of Plant Health
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Microbial Genomics


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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New! Earn your Botany degree online!

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

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Get a Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany 

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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Graduate Programs

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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Outreach and Extension

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