Plant Pathology Core Curriculum

View the required courses for a graduate degree in plant pathology.

All Degrees

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Semester
PP 501 Biology of Plant Pathogens 3 credit hours Fall
PP 502 Plant Disease: Principles, Diagnosis, and Management 2 credit hours Fall
PP 506 Epidemiology and Plant Disease Control 3 credit hours Spring
PP 707 Plant Microbe Interactions 3 credit hours Spring
PHI 816* Introduction to Research Ethics 1 credit hour Fall and Spring

*Or, at least one semester hour of another graduate-level research ethics course.

Pursuant to Rule 10.15.01 – Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), the following courses have been authorized as compliant with the components of RCR education expected by the institution and federal regulations.

  • CBS 662: Professional Conduct in Biomedical Research
  • BIT 815K: Research Ethics
  • ENT 504 (formerly ENT 791E): Professional Development for Entomologists
  • GN 850: Professionalism and Ethics
  • PA 810: Research Ethics and Professional Socialization
  • PHI 816: Introduction to Research Ethics
  • BIT 501: Ethical Issues in Biotechnology
  • PSY 820.2: Ethics in Psychology
  • TOX 820B: Responsibility in Science
  • FW 730: Ethics for Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology Professionals

M.S. and Ph.D. Only

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PP 601/801 Seminar in Plant Pathology 1 credit hour
PP 685/885 Supervised Teaching 1-3 credit hours
PP 695/895 Thesis/Dissertation Research

Advanced Courses in Plant Pathology

Course Number Course Name
PP 575 Introduction to Mycology
PP 715 Applied Evolutionary Analysis of Population Genetic Data
PP 727 Ecology of Soil Ecosystems
PP 755 Plant Disease Resistance: Mechanisms and Applications