Department of Plant Science strives to broaden the scientific knowledge and educate on not only agronomic and horticultural crops but also human resources. Program in Crop Science and Biotechnology, Program in Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, and Program in Agricultural and Vocational Education were fully integrated into one academic organization in 2005 to provide students with a new and improved curriculum. This includes higher education in the natural sciences to enhance students’ fundamental understanding of plants and practical applications within the field of agriculture as well as humanities and social sciences for their knowledge or human resource development.
The crop science and biotechnology program and the horticultural science and Biotechnology program provide students with research opportunities and education on agricultural and horticultural crop production, genetic improvements, and theoretical and applied approaches for plant-environment interactions. Both programs adopt multidisciplinary approaches via cultivation and biotechnology for plant improvement and production. The vocational education and workforce development program is a practical study that develops, manages, and effectively utilizes the unique potential of human beings. The program provides research and education regarding the development of vocational and industrial human resource professionals who are essential in the 21st century.
The Plant Science Department will provide a set of tools to recognize the interconnectedness of plants, environment, and human resources. The faculty members will contribute to the improvement of advanced agriculture and life sciences and vocational human resource management.