Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe the molecular and structural unity of all life, explain how the diversity of life is generated and perpetuated and exemplify this diversity among and within life's three domains.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how genetics and biochemistry are used to elucidate cell organization and function.
- Demonstrate skill in communication of scientific data in standard format.
- Demonstrate scientific quantitative skills, such as the ability to evaluate experimental design, read graphs, and use information from scientific papers.
- Incorporating an evolutionary perspective, describe how plants develop from a single cell to a complex organism.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how plants sense and respond to environmental cues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between plant form and function, and apply that knowledge to issues that impact society.
Why Major in Plant Biology at UC Davis
- Excellent preparation for graduate & professional schools, including medical school.
- Guaranteed research opportunities.
- World-renowned research programs.
- Hands-on experience in modern, cutting-edge biology research.
- Opportunities to participate in departmental retreats & national conferences to present novel discoveries.
- Eligible to receive the Alden Crafts & Oliver Leonard Scholarships, & President's Undergraduate Fellowships (PUF grants).
- Contributions to human health, energy security, & environmental stewardship.