Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences Department offers Master
of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Entomology,
Plant Science, and Soil and Land Resources. Graduate majors in Plant
Pathology receive degrees under the title of "Plant Science."
Both thesis and non-thesis M.S. options are offered in Entomology,
Plant Science and Soil Science. Prior to admission, special permission
is required for the non-thesis M.S. major in Plant Pathology. An
average of 65 graduate students are enrolled each semester. Within
the following majors, students may specialize in these areas:
agricultural entomology, aquatic entomology, biological control
of insects and weeds, insect biology, insect ecology, insect-plant
interactions, insect anatomy and physiology, insect transmission
of plant viruses, plant resistance to insects, systemic entomology,
and integrated management. Graduate students have access to one
of the Pacific Northwest's outstanding insect collections and comprehensive
Science: plant breeding and genetics, plant physiology,
weed science, crop management and horticulture, including ornamentals
and postharvest physiology, virology, epidemiology, bacteriology,
molecular biology, nematology and biological control.
and Land Resources:
soil physics, biochemistry, chemistry, fertility as well as genesis,
morphology and classification of soils. Soil Science faculty also
advise graduate and undergraduate students in the Environmental
are concerned with the needs and interests of individual students.
Questions regarding programs, arrangements, or facilities are welcome.
Prospective majors in entomology, plant science, or soil and land
resources should consult the department head in Room 242, Agricultural
Science Building, or telephone 208/885-6930.