University of Georgia
Department of Plant Biology
Adopted August 1995, Modified August 2006, Modified September 2007
I. Statement of Purpose:
As the only teaching/research department of Plant Biology in the State, the mission of the
University of Georgia Department of Plant Biology is:
To disseminate knowledge about the science of Plant Biology through classroom
instruction, specialized programs, and other opportunities for the intellectual, professional,
and personal development of undergraduate and graduate students.
To generate and publish new knowledge about plants and related organisms and to seek
solutions to societal problems related to the impact of plants on the environment, human
health and agricultural/forest productivity.
To provide service to the scientific community and the general public through meetings,
consultation, technical information and assistance, as well as short-term training on issues
pertaining to plants.
To fulfill these purposes, the Department of Plant Biology defines its instructional,
research, and public service missions as broadly as possible, and recognizes the need to
solve plant-related problems as an overriding consideration in defining the overall mission