Trees in bloom

Located in the nation’s most productive agricultural valley, the Plant Science Department is ideally located to provide students with both a strong academic background and practical experience in plant science and production agriculture. Courses offered by the department integrate physiology, soils and nutrition, cultural practice, plant health, marketing, and mechanization to provide students with a well-balanced background for positions in plant science, crop production, soil sciences, agricultural mechanization, and plant health management/pest control.

In addition, courses in areas such as micropropagation, plant propagation, crop improvement, and aspects of crop productivity provide students with a background for further studies in plant biotechnology.

What You Can Earn

Starting salaries for plant science graduates are typically $45-60K annually, often with additional benefits such as company vehicles. Earning potential later in their careers is considerably higher.

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
  • Citrus and Subtropical Fruits
  • Vegetable Production
  • Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Production
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Soil and Water Management

What You Can Learn

Students learn how to produce the food that feeds our world as well as how to protect our crops from losses due to pests. 

About the College

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology can offer you the education you will need to be a leader in agriculture and related sciences in the New California. We offer outstanding programs in the traditional areas of agriculture, including animal sciences, plant science, agricultural education, viticulture and agricultural business. And, we offer excellent programs in areas which are uniquely related to agriculture, including nutrition and dietetics, food science, enology, child development, family science, fashion merchandizing and industrial technology.

College Contact Information

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
2415 E. San Ramon,
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559.278.2061
Fax: 559.278.4496

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Department Contact Information

The Department of Plant Science is located in the Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 222.

Mailing Address:

2415 East San Ramon Ave MS AS72
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California USA 93740
Phone: 1+559-278-2861
Fax: 1+559-278-7413