Plant Pathology is an interdisciplinary science with a focus on plant diseases. It encompasses knowledge of biochemistry, botany, crop science, ecology, genetics, horticulture, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, and soil science. Graduate students who wish to increase their knowledge of plant pathology or integrate the topic with other fields of study may choose the Plant Pathology minor.
The student must be accepted by the Office of Graduate Admissions and a department or program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Graduate students in the Entomology and Plant Pathology department are not eligible.
The student must be in good academic standing with the Graduate School.
Credit Hours Required
9 graduate credit hours
9 credit hours of plant pathology-oriented 500-level or above courses in the department, excluding EPP 500 , EPP 502 , EPP 600 , EPP 603 , EPP 640 , and EPP 675 .
The student’s graduate committee must include a member of the plant pathology faculty from the Entomology and Plant Pathology department who will advise the student on courses required for the minor.