University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Major Overview

APS Students obtain a strong foundation in science through courses in biology, chemistry, genetics, and ecology. 

APS Students can choose between indepth knowledge in a specific area of interest,  taking additional courses in a scientific discipline for example, or a broad understanding in multiple areas of interest, combining courses in biology and food science for example. 

APS Students develop a program that includes courses in one of three areas of specialization:

Aside from a flexible program that fits your interests and career goals, our Applied Plant Science major features:

APS Program Highlights