About This Minor
The Crop Biotechnology minor at Utah State University's College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, provides students with a comprehensive understanding of crop biotechnology and its applications in agriculture.
Students will gain knowledge in plant propagation, crop production, and biotechnological methods.
What You Will Learn
Students will learn about various aspects of crop biotechnology, including plant propagation, crop production, biotechnological methods, and the environmental factors affecting plant physiology.
Career And Outcomes
- Agricultural Biotechnologist
- Plant Breeder
- Crop Scientist
- Biotechnology Researcher
- Plant Geneticist
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