University Catalog 2023-2024

Plant Biology (MR)

Degree Requirements

Core Courses16
Special Topics Botany (Functional Plant Biology) 1
Plant Anatomy 1
Plant Functional Ecology 1
Systematic Botany
Topical Problems (Plant Biology Colloquium)
Statistical Methods For Researchers I 1
Introduction to Research Ethics (or equivalent ethics course)
Plant Biology Course3
Select one PB prefix course 23
Master's Supervised Teaching
Master's Supervised Research
Additional Courses14
Additional Courses are determined in conjunction with the academic committee to meet the 36 total hours
Total Hours36

Additional Requirements

M.R. degree students complete the required courses and other courses for 36 total credit hours (at the 500 level or above); 18 hours must be letter-grade. They must also complete a project (and register for 6 hours of PB 693 related to the project) and pass a comprehensive oral exam on general plant biology.

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.

Associate professors

  • Jose Miguel Alonso
  • Richard L. Blanton
  • Kent Oliver Burkey
  • Joann M. Burkholder
  • Susan B. Carson
  • Ralph E. Dewey
  • Robert Graham Franks
  • Amy Michele Grunden
  • Candace Hope Haigler
  • Linda Kay Hanley-Bowdoin
  • Christine Veronica Hawkes
  • William A. Hoffmann
  • Shuijin Hu
  • James E. Mickle
  • Thomas W. Rufty Jr.
  • Jean B. Ristaino
  • Heike Inge Ada Sederoff
  • William F. Thompson
  • Ross W. Whetten
  • Qiuyun Xiang
  • Deyu Xie
  • Tzung Fu Hsieh
  • Slavko Komarnytsky
  • Alexander Krings
  • Xu Li
  • Terri A.Long
  • Marcela Pierce
  • Rosangela Sozzani
  • Anna N. Stepanova
  • Jillian Marie De Gezelle
  • Chad Victor Jordan
  • Imara Yasmin Perera
  • Carole H. Saravitz
  • Nina S. Allen
  • Udo Blum
  • Wendy F. Boss
  • Rebecca S. Boston
  • Margaret E. Daub
  • Roger C. Fites
  • James W. Hardin
  • Walter Webb Heck
  • Rongda Qu
  • Jon M. Stucky
  • Judith F. Thomas
  • C. Gerald VanDyke
  • Thomas R. Wentworth

Assistant Professors

  • Orlando Arguello-Miranda
  • Mallory Choudoir
  • Colleen Jennifer Doherty
  • Manuel Kleiner
  • Zhe Lyu
  • William Kevin Petry
  • Kasie Raymann
  • Seema Nayan Sheth