Plant breeding courses

Plant Breeding Core Courses

Graduate students working toward a degree in plant breeding will major in a commodity-based department (Crop and Soil Sciences, Forestry, Horticultural Science).

  • For MS and PhD degree candidates
    • CS 211 Plant genetics
    • CS 413 Plant breeding
    • CS,HS 541 Plant breeding methods
    • HS 703 Breeding asexually-propagated crops
    • CS 719 Origin and evolution of crop plants
    • CS,HS 720 Molecular biology in plant breeding
  • For PhD degree candidates
    • CS,HS 590 Bioinformatics in breeding
    • CS,HS 590 Genomics in breeding
    • CS,HS 745 Quantitative genetics in plant breeding
    • CS,GN,HS 746 Breeding methods
    • CS,HS,PP 748 Breeding for pest resistance
    • CS,HS 860 Plant breeding laboratory
    • CS,HS 861 Plant breeding laboratory
    • PP,CS,HS 590D/790D Plant Disease Resistance Mechanisms and Applications
  • Recommended Plant Breeding Courses
  • Animal Science
    • ANS,GN 713 Quantitative genetics and breeding
  • Biotechnology
    • BIT 510 Core technologies in molecular and cellular biology
  • Forestry
    • FOR,GN 725 Forest genetics
    • FOR,GN 726 Advanced quantitative genetics and breeding
  • Genetics
    • GN 703 Population and quantitative genetics
  • Horticultural Science
    • HS 601 Seminar techniques and technology
    • HS 701 Carbohydrate metabolism
    • HS 704 Plant nomenclature
    • HS 705 Physiology of flowering
    • HS 706 Post-harvest physiology
    • HS 707 Environmental stress physiology
  • Entomology and Plant Pathology
    • ENT 791R Insects and plants
    • PP, 501 Biology of plant pathogens
    • PP,CS,HS 502 Plant disease: methods and diagnosis
    • PP 504 Plant nematology
    • PP 506 Epidemiology and plant disease control
    • PP 715 Applied evolutionary analysis of population genetic data
  • Statistics
    • ST 511 Experimental statistics for biological sciences I
    • ST 512 Experimental statistics for biological sciences II
    • ST 711 Design of experiments
    • ST,GN 721 Genetic data analysis
    • ST,GN 757 Statistics for molecular quantitative genetics
  • Other Courses of Interest
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
    • CS 620B/820B Issues in Bioethics
    • CS 713 Physiological aspects of crop production
  • English
    • ENG 610A Advanced writing for academic research
  • Business Management
    • BUS 564 Project Management
    • BUS 590 Business management for non-majors
    • BUS 590G Leadership & Ethics
  • Plant Biology
    • PB 751 Advanced plant physiology I
    • PB 752 Advanced plant physiology II