Botany- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Botany, 316 Pearson Hall (513-529-4200).

There are two A.B. degree programs: the Basic Major and the major with Environmental Science Emphasis.

Program Requirements

(30 semester hours, 18 must be advanced hours)

All of these:

BOT 115 and 116 Biological Concepts (4, 4) or

BOT 191 Plant Biology (4) and

Global Miami Plan Biological Science Foundation Course of 3 or more credit hours

BOT 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3) and

BOT 203L Plant Cell Biology Laboratory (1) or

BOT 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BOT 204 Evolution of Plant Biodiversity: Genes to Biosphere (4)

Choose at least two (more recommended) of the following:

BOT 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3) and

BOT 203L Plant Cell Biology Laboratory (1)

BOT 205 Dendrology (4)

BOT 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BOT 302 Plant Taxonomy (4)

BOT 312 Plant and Fungal Diversity (4)

BOT 342 Genetics (3)

BOT 401 Plant Ecology (3)

BOT 402 Plant Anatomy (3)

BOT 403 Plant Development (3)

BOT 409 Morphology of Vascular Plants (4)

BOT 421 Advanced Mycology (3)

BOT 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

BOT 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

Note: One course must be at the 300 or 400 level. No more than six hours of BOT 121, 131, 155, 171 or 181 may count toward the major.
No more than four hours of research/internship may count toward the major.

Related Hours (12 required)

A course in CHM of 3 credit hours or more and other courses from the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Geography, Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Mathematics (151, 251, or 252 recommended), Physics, or Statistics.

Note: For graduate study in biological sciences, most programs require organic chemistry, many require calculus and/or statistics, and some require a physics sequence.

Program Requirements: Environmental Science Emphasis

(30 semester hours, 18 must be advanced hours)

All of these:

BOT 115 and 116 Biological Concepts (4,4) (MPF; 116 is also MPT) or

BOT 191 Plant Biology (4) (MPF, MPT) and

any Global Miami Plan Biological Science Foundation Course of 3 or more credit hours

BOT 204 Evolution of Plant Biodiversity: Genes to Biosphere (4) (MPT)

BOT 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

Choose at least ONE of these recommended courses:

BOT 203 and 203L, 205, 302, 312, 342, 401, 402, 403, 409, 421, or 425.

Required Related Hours:

Students in this major must satisfy the requirements of the Arts and Science Co-Major in Environmental Science. This co-major also fulfills the Thematic Sequence requirement.

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