The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) is home to three Bachelor of Science degrees in Horticulture, Plant and Environmental Sciences, and Turfgrass; a Master and Doctoral degree in Entomology; and a Master and a Doctoral degree in Plant and Environmental Sciences. 

Our B.S. in Horticulture combines art with science, allowing students to expand their knowledge with practical, experiential learning. Classes frequently venture outdoors to locations like the Student Organic Farm and Botanical Garden, or Clemson's greenhouses, where students have opportunities to propagate an array of plants, fruits, and vegetables. We invite you to view our Horticulture research using our faculty webpage. 

Our B.S. in Plant and Environmental Sciences educates students in plant systems, and factors that affect plant performance and crop productivity. Students graduate with an understanding of plant biology, plant pathology, genetics, plant breeding, and sustainability, among other topics. Students tailor their degree by selecting one of three concentrations: Agronomy, Agricultural Biotechnology, or Soil and Water Science. We invite you to view our PES research using our faculty webpage.

Our B.S. in Turfgrass is a multidisciplinary program that teaches students plant and soil science, disease and pest management, and plant pathology courses, among others. The Turfgrass major prepares students to work in irrigation and equipment, sales, consulting, and technology, and science, producing majors who become environmental stewards in the green industry. We invite you to view our Turfgrass research using our faculty webpage.

Follow these links for more information about our Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Entomology and Plant and Environmental Sciences.

                                         Areas of Emphasis

Food Systems

Pest Management


Plant Pathology


Soil & Water Studies



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