OSU Student Elaine Swanson

Congratulations to Elaine Swanson for being a finalist for the 2021 Goddard Keynote Scholarship, offered by the National Space Club and Foundation!

Lynda Ciuffetti

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Lynda Ciuffetti for receiving the Purdue University Woman Scholar Award. Lynda received her PhD from Purdue U., Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, her MS from Michigan Technological U., and...

Red needle cast disease, caused by Phytophthora pluvialis, has had a significant impact on radiata pine plantations in New Zealand for over a decade. The LeBoldus Lab at OSU and the Grunwald lab at the USDA-ARS in Corvallis, Oregon col...

Congratulations to BPP's Newest Associate Professors!

Kenneth Frost
Jeff Anderson
Jared LeBoldus
Jason Graff

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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COVID-19 Resources and Information

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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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