Our future depends on scientists and leaders who understand the complexity of plants and innovate systems that support environmental and human health. Our comprehensive program pairs a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, and math with hands-on learning alongside faculty mentors and industry partners.
Real-world experiences outfit you with the confidence, expertise, and connections to enter post-graduate studies or careers in research, marketing of agricultural and ornamental crop plants, food safety, agronomic and horticultural field and greenhouse crop production, including controlled environmental agriculture, urban horticulture and related, green industries. Soon, you will be creating solutions to feed, clothe, and fuel growing populations while protecting our planet for generations to come.
Lead Sustainable Industries
The Sustainable Plant Systems curriculum prepares you with rigorous training in basic sciences and practical experiences. You will be prepared to enter careers in research, sales, production, and management where you will improve crop plants, develop management practices for field-, greenhouse-, and agricultural crops production and urban landscapes.
Our Backyard is Your Classroom
The university’s location has positioned us as leaders in arid agriculture. What we discover and learn offers farmers and leaders worldwide sustainable solutions to growing more, improving yields, and reducing pest problems, all while using less land, chemicals and water. This heritage coupled with lasting industry partnerships provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to build meaningful professional connections and achieve success in a range of influential careers.
UA ranks in the top 100 of all US four-year public institutions, based on 19 indicators of academic excellence, affordability and diversity
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