Top Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the scientific study of plant diseases and plant health, and the development of disease control mechanisms. Includes instruction in plant anatomy and physiology, pathogenesis, molecular plant virology, molecular genetics, bacterial epidemiology, causal agent identification, host/agent interactions, disease resistance and response mechanisms, developing plant disease treatments, disease prevention, and disease physiology and control.

Of the 16 Plant Pathology/Phytopathology degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, men make up 63% percent and women make up 38% percent of the field of study. Did you know that Wisconsin has more students being granted a degree in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology than any other state? In fact, Wisconsin awarded 8 degrees last year! The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology is $42,090.

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See where Plant Pathology/Phytopathology is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Plant Pathology/Phytopathology degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Plant Pathology/Phytopathology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, New Mexico State University-Main Campus and Ohio State University-Main Campus are three schools well-known for Plant Pathology/Phytopathology programs. In fact, there are 8 students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a Bachelors degree in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Majors

The highest paying job for Plant Pathology/Phytopathology majors is Natural Sciences Managers. However, something else to consider is how many job openings there currently is. A career that is in high need that a degree in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology can prepare you for is Biological Scientists, All Other.

Top Paying Careers for Plant Pathology/Phytopathology

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $137,900)
  2. Biological Scientists, All Other   (Median Wage: $82,530)
  3. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $81,440)
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