Department of Plant Science
The Department of Plant Science at California State University, Fresno is located in the nation's most productive agricultural valley. Our graduates acquire a sound academic background that is deeply rooted in field-based experience in the broad array of disciplines within Plant Science. These include pomology, olericulture, agronomy, environmental horticulture, soils, irrigation, economic entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and mechanized agriculture. Our faculty hold advanced degrees in these disciplines, and regularly integrate this knowledge directly in the field and laboratories. The university's 1000 acre agricultural laboratory is home to cutting-edge horticultural and agronomic practices, using the latest innovations in crop production, including mechanization, irrigation, soil fertility, propagation, and pest management.
Our graduates are sought after by many of the world's leading agricultural industries. A degree in Plant Sciences from California State University, Fresno is your gateway to a career in agriculture.
Our department’s mission is to ensure our students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in modern, scientifically based, economically and environmentally sound agriculture.
Touyee Thao received the 2017 Deans' Graduate Medal. http://www.fresnostatenews.com/2017/05/20/plant-science-and-political-science-grads-earn-fresno-states-highest-honors/. Touyee also received the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Outstanding Thesis Award and the University Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award.