Academic Minors

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture offers a Minor in Plant and Soil Sciences and Plant Pathology.
Contact the Stockbridge School of Agriculture for more information.

The Minor In Plant and Soil Sciences

All students planning to minor in Plant and Soil Sciences must have completed STOCKSCH 108 or equivalent, CHEM 110 or 111, and STOCKSCH 105. In addition, a student must successfully complete 15 credits in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture (STOCKSCH ) with at least 3 credits at the 500 level and, at most, one 100-level course. Students interested in minoring should plan their courses with a Stockbridge School faculty advisor prior to commencement of the minor. Certain course selections within the minor in Plant and Soil Sciences will be suggested to accommodate students specifically interested in Sustainable Horticulture, Sustainable Food & Farming, Turfgrass Management, or Soils.

The Minor In Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology is the study of plant diseases caused by biological organisms such as insects, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and environmental factors such as lack of water, improper nutrition, and pollution. Plant pathologists diagnose the condition of a plant, and determine the cause of the problem and what can be done to solve it. Requirements of the minor are outlined below, but students interested in minoring in Plant Pathology should contact the Stockbridge School of Agriculture for further guidance.


  • STOCKSCH 505 General Plant Pathology


A minimum of 12 credits chosen from the following courses:

  • STOCKSCH 510 Management & Ecology of Plant Diseases (Spring)
  • STOCKSCH 525 Mycology (Fall, odd years)
  • STOCKSCH 535 Diagnostic Plant Pathology (Spring, odd years)
  • STOCKSCH 397/597 Special Topics courses (up to 4 credits)
  • STOCKSCH 496 Independent Study (up to 2 credits)