Graduate Field of Plant Breeding (MS/PhD)

Students in the Graduate Field of Plant Breeding can concentrate in either Plant Breeding or Plant Genetics.

Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Agriculture and Life Sciences degree offered through the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) is a one-year, course-based master's degree, ideal for individuals who are interested in in-depth study of the issues and advancements in plant and soil sciences.

Undergraduate Plant Sciences Major

With a Plant Sciences Major, you can:

  • Expand our knowledge of plant biology
  • Find new ways to produce food for a growing world population
  • Breed plants to withstand climate change
  • Develop sustainable cropping practices
  • Investigate new methods to fight plant disease
  • Restore damaged ecosystems
  • Conserve species

Related majors

In addition to the Plant Sciences Major, Plant Breeding & Genetics Faculty contribute to the teaching efforts of other related majors:

Undergraduate minors

Minors offered by the School of Integrative Plant Science will broaden your plant and plant breeding related education at Cornell:

  • Plant Sciences 
  • Crop Management 
  • Fungal Biology 
  • Horticulture 
  • Plant Breeding 
  • Soil Science

Research opportunities for undergraduates

Are you interested in conducting research in a plant pathology lab? you can apply to one of our Research Opportunity for Undergraduate (REU) Programs or apply to one of the many labs in our section that routinely host undergraduate researchers