Brandon Jordan earned an M.S. in the Illinois PSM’s first plant biology (now plant biotechnology) cohort. He earned an undergraduate degree at Illinois in molecular and cellular biology with an informatics minor. Brandon’s Illinois PSM internship was with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also completed a research project with Chromatin. Brandon is currently a PhD student in Dr. Brian Dier's lab at the University of Illinois.
Plant Biotechnology Science Curriculum
The Plant Biotechnology program is not accepting applications for 2016. Applicants are encouraged to explore the other IL PSM degree programs, especially the crops specialty in Agricultural Production, to determine if another major would match your goals and interests.
The science component is comprised of a minimum of 32 hours of graduate coursework integrated across the life sciences with particular emphasis on biotechnology.
PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY SEMINAR COURSE
GRADUATE INDIVIDUAL TOPICS
SAMPLE PROGRAM OF STUDY
The program of study is show in the table below, by semester, including science and business courses. The specific science electives listed are representative of available courses. Students select their courses in consultation with and by permission of the program advisor. Two to three science courses are taken each semester in consultation with program advisors.
Note: Courses with an * are required.
†Course numbers and titles are subject to change. Please note that some courses are only offered in select terms. For more information, please reference the Illinois Course Catalog.