School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
According to the USDA, between 2015 and 2020, an average of 35,400 new U.S. graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment are expected to fill 61% of the expected 57,900 average annual openings.
What will you learn?
The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences strives to create a positive and creative learning environment for our students. We have dedicated faculty and staff who provide individual advising and instruction to equip our students for regional and global professions. You can count on world-class academic programs relevant for today and tomorrow, opportunities for involvement and experience, and personal attention in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Discover new solutions
Researchers in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences integrate computation, biology and technology to solve complex problems affecting crop production and environmental quality. Faculty and students breed new crops with greater nutritional value, develop models for early warning of crop disease outbreaks, discover genes that increase crop resilience, productivity and disease resistance, and restore tropical and temperate ecosystems.
Enhancing yields, improving quality and helping Virginians.
Our extension and outreach programs are designed to deliver pragmatic, science-based information regarding sustainable crop production and responsible land and water use management.