Plant Science

Mission and Values


The Mission of the Plant Sciences Department at Cal Poly Pomona is to fully prepare students with the skill set that is required for career success in the plant-based agriculture in the 21st century.


In alignment with the mission of the College and University, The program will:

  • provide science-based knowledge of plant growth and development in a variety of climatic conditions, focusing on a quality end product.
  • educate our students to provide the critical thinking skills necessary to solve a variety of complex, interdisciplinary problems which impact plants and their environment.  This includes the economic and business aspects impacting marketing.
  • provide agricultural experiential learning opportunities for students to enhance the classroom and laboratory experience.
  • provide students a thorough understanding of agriculture’s impact on our environment and instill stewardship of land, landscapes, and natural resources.
  • promote professionalism and leadership skills preparing our graduates for diverse careers in plant science and related industries.
  • instill the virtues of lifelong learning and continuing education to maintain relevancy within a graduate’s chosen field.
  • continue to communicate and collaborate with the agricultural community and alumni as a means to enhance the education of the students and the continuity of the agricultural industry