The Plant Breeding and Genetics (PBG) graduate option at Oregon State University embodies the Land Grant mission of integrated research, teaching and extension in the context of cultivar development and fundamental genetics. Plant breeding is a collaborative discipline spanning everything from classical field approaches to gene manipulation at the molecular level. Breeders regularly cooperate with pathologists, entomologists, soil scientists, physiologists, food scientists, genomicists, molecular biologists and experts in other fields.
Students in the Plant Breeding and Genetics graduate option will learn an interdisciplinary approach to applied plant breeding by taking courses across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The option may be tailored to meet students’ career goals including further graduate study, as well as direct entry into public or private sector breeding programs. After completing the degree, students will have the fundamental knowledge of plant breeding that may be applied to a range of crops including annual and perennial horticultural crops, agronomic food and feed crops, and forestry products.
Select 12 credits from the following:
BOT/MCB 575. Comparative Genomics (4)
CROP 590. Experimental Design in Agriculture (4)
PBG 507. Seminar (1–2)
PBG/HORT 519. Current Topics in Plant Breeding and Genetics (2)
PBG 530. Plant Genetics (3)
PBG/MCB 541. Plant Tissue Culture (4)
PBG 550. Plant Breeding (4)
PBG/MCB 620. DNA Fingerprinting (1)
PBG/MCB 621. Genetic Mapping (1)
PBG/MCB 622. Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci (1)
PBG 650. Advanced Plant Breeding and Quantitative Genetics (3)