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Full-time: 11
Part-time: 6
Ph.D. Degree: 16
M.S. Degree : 1



Tzean, Shean-Shong: Ph.D., McGill University,Canada. (Chairperson)
Lin, Chan-Pin: Ph.D., Rutgers University, U.S.A.
Sun, En-Jang: Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Associate Professors

Shieh, Huann-Ju: M.S., National Taiwan University
Chen, Chao-Ying: Ph.D., University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
Tsai, Bie-Yun: Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.
Liou, Ruey-Fen: Ph.D., Indiana University, U.S.A.
Chang, Ya-Chun: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Assistant Professors

Shen, Wei-Chiang: Ph.D., Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
Hung, Ting-Hsuan: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Yeh, Shin-Hung: Ph.D., University fo California, Davis, U.S. A.


Chou, Tyng-Guang: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Tseng, Tsung-Che: Ph.D., Massachusetts University, U.S.A.
Su, Hong-Ji: Ph.D., Michigan State University, U.S.A.
Wu, Wen-Shi: Ph.D., Cornell University, U.S.A.
Hsu, Yuan-Hsun: Ph.D., Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Yeh, Ying: Ph.D., Texas A & M University, U.S.A.


The department and the research institute concern the causal factors, mechanisms and control of plant disease. The department consists of laboratories of Mycology, Disease control, Bacteriology, Virology, Nematology, Physiology of Fungi, Applied Mycology, Disease of Fruit Trees, Forest Pathology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Molecular Plant Virology, Molecular Biology of Fungi and Environmental Impact Research. The department is well equipped for research, including temperature controlling equipments, sterilizing manipulation equipments, research microscope, phase contrast-dark field microscope, fluorescence microscope, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, microscope camera system, microtome, ultramicrotome, nucleic acid-protein analyzing equipments, ELISA reader, fluorescent spectrophotometer, thermal cycler, electroporator, pulse field gel electrophoresis apparatus, high-speed centrifuge, ultracentrifuge, speed vacuum dryer, HPLC etc. Research topics emphasize not only on disease control and management, but also the mechanism and applications of biotechnology and environmental impact.


(1) Undergraduate  Program

The department offers a four-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science. The students must complete a minimum of 128 credits.

(1) Required Courses for Undergraduate
Courses Credits
Chinese (6)
Foreign Languages and Literature (6)
History (4)
Constitution and Civil Education (2)
General Education Subjects (Human) (4)
General Education Subjects (Social Science) (4)
Genersal Education Subjects (4)
(Natural Science or Life Science)
Student Service Education (0)
Total (30)
General Chemistry and Lab. (4)
Microbiology (3)
General Botany and Lab. (B) (4)
Organic Chemistry and Lab. (4)
Plant Physiology and Lab. (4)
Methods in Microbiology and Lab. (3)
Methods in Phytopathology and Lab. (A) (3)
Plant Etiology and Lab. (4)
Biochemistry (4)
Biochemistry Lab. (2)
Plant Pathology and Lab. (4)
Plant Disease Control (3)
Genetics (3)
Statistics (3)
Molecular Biology (3)
Applied Microbiology (3)
Direct Research (4)
Total (58)

(2) Compulsory-optional Special Course
A. Choose at least 10 credits From The Departmental Optional Courses
B. Choose at least 15 credits From The Following 8 courses
Mycilogy and Lab.(3)
Phytopathological nematology and Lab. (3)
Bacteriology and Lab. (3)
Plant Virology and Lab. (3)
Noninfectious Plant Diseases (2)
Plant Diseases and Diagnosis (3)
Introduction to Agriculture (2)
Agricultural Entomology and Lab (B) (3)

(2) Requirements for the Graduate

The graduate level of the Department of Plant Pathology offers a 1-4 year program leading to the degree of Master of Agricultural Sciencs. The minimum requirement of credits is 24, plus 6 credits of thesis. The Doctoral level of the Department of Plant Pathology offers a 2-7 year program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture. The minimum requirement of credit is 18, plus 12 credits of thesis.


1. Hold open seminar and symposium related to Plant Pathology.
2. Sponsor the annual meetings of Plant Protection Society and Phytopathological Society of the Republic of China.

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