endorsed by Bayer CropScience

The Plant Science Certification endorsed by Bayer CropScience provides students with a solid understanding of plant science, including plant processes, nutrition, genetics and evaluation.



Certification Overview

In addition, the certification addresses major topics in the plant science industry, including water resources and measurement, fertilizer and pesticide safety,  pests and diseases, crop production and scientific classification. The certification consists of 22 modules and a 100-question final certification exam.

"Continuing to lead innovation in agriculture will require bright minds with expertise in all areas of plant sciences. This certification program will provide students with essential tools to equip them to be the next great leaders in plant science."

Mike Gilbert, Ph.D.
Head of Breeding and Trait Development
Bayer CropScience


  • Agricultural Science


  • To understand different aspects of plant growth and plant processes.
  • To identify parts of the cell and understand different types of cells.
  • To understand the characteristics of fungal diseases and bacterial diseases, mildew, viruses and weeds.
  • To identify different insect structures and types of insects.
  • To understand how to calculate fertilizer analysis.
  • To understand the difference between macro and micronutrients.
  • To identify the chemical properties of water, understand types of water and watershed conservation practices.


  • Anatomy of Plants
  • Scientific Classification & Nomenclature of Plants
  • Fundamentals of Plant Processes
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Plant Evaluation
  • Crop Production in the United States: Midwest Region
  • Crop Production in the United States: Northeast Region
  • Crop Production in the United States: Southern Region
  • Crop Production in the United States: Western Region
  • Hydroponics
  • Plant Pests: Bacterial Diseases
  • Plant Pests: Fungal Diseases
  • Plant Pests: Viruses
  • Plant Pests: Chewing Insects
  • Plant Pests: Sucking Insects
  • Plant Pests: Vertebrates
  • Plant Pests: Weeds
  • Fertilizers & the Environment
  • Pesticides & Herbicides: An Introduction
  • Water Resources
  • Water Measurement