Posy Busby Andrews Forest

Also on April 1, Dr. Posy Busby became a co-signatory PI on the Andrews Forest LTER grant....

This is a story about passion. And commitment. And family. It’s also a story about plants.

Join us for our Botany and Plant Pathology Graduate Student Research Celebration event on May 6, 2022 in a new hybrid format! Graduate students will present their research in-person to both a live and online audience.

Melodie Putnam (Oregon State University Plant Clinic) received funding from the Western Region’s IPM Center for a project entitled “Use of Whole Genome Sequencing in Disease Diagnostic Laboratories can Enhance Risk Mitigation.” 

Meet the Newest BPP Grad Students!

2022 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, 2022.

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COVID-19 Resources and Information

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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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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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