The Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) department has three undergraduate majors: Horticulture, Plant and Environmental Sciences, and Turfgrass. Advising is managed by the Student Services Manager and a team of faculty advisors. Each semester, PES advisors work with students to select the appropriate courses based on their major to help ensure they graduate on time. Our undergraduate advisors can also assist with general advising and academic questions, completion of academic forms, and course and registration information.
The Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) department has two graduate programs: Plant and Environmental Sciences (MS and PhD) and Entomology (MS and PhD). Every student enrolled in a graduate program must have a major advisor. The major advisor is the faculty member who provides general guidance throughout the program of study. The major advisor will recommend initial courses to be taken until the advisory committee is selected. The major advisor, in consultation with the graduate program coordinator or department chair, will assist students in selecting the members of the advisory committee. Follow this link to view our graduate faculty advisors.
Creative Inquiry courses are a combination of engaged learning and undergraduate research unique to Clemson University. Students take on problems that arise out of their own curiosity, from a professor's challenge, or from perceived needs of the world around them. These team-based investigations are led by a faculty mentor and span two to four semesters. Students take ownership and the risks necessary of their own projects, and get answers.
The PES department has a number of Creative Inquiry courses available to undergraduates each semester. To discover what CI courses are available, visit the current projects page.