Academic Advising

For more information on the program or to discuss advising-related issues, please contact:

Justin Mattingly
130 Coffey Hall

Sheryl Bolstad
130 Coffey Hall

Major Coordinator

Planning a Visit?

Please feel free to contact us! We would love to hear from you! To schedule a campus visit, please contact the University of Minnesota Admissions Visit Office at 612-625-0000 (toll-free 800-752-1000). Visits can be scheduled online as well.

Also, be sure to watch for special visit days throughout the year like our Fall and Spring Student Shadow Days (led by our Student Ambassadors), Junior Sneak Previews, Campus Preview Days, and on-site visits to community colleges around the state.

Transfer Students

Plant science is a great major to consider if you are changing majors within the University of Minnesota, or if you are transferring from another school. The major is flexible, and the large number of free electives built into it makes it easy to 1) transfer coursework into our majors from other departments or universities or 2) pick up a minor. Please contact Carolyn Larson at with any questions regarding a potential transfer. Find out whether your status makes you a transfer student.