Botany- Bachelor of Science

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

There are three B.S. degree programs: the Basic Major, the major with Environmental Science Emphasis, and the major with Plant Biotechnology Emphasis.

Program Requirements: Basic Major

(40 semester hours, 28 must be advanced hours)

Choose ONE group from the following:

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

BOT 191 Plant Biology (4) and

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

All of these:

BOT 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BOT 203L Plant Cell Biology Laboratory (1)

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

Take a minimum of four of the following:

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)

Any BOT 600-level course

Also required: Other BOT courses to total at least 40 hours

Note: No more than six hours of BOT 131, 155, or 171 may count toward this major. No more than six hours of research/internship may count toward the major.

Related Hours (32 hours required)

Thematic Sequence in Chemistry (18 hours)

All of these:

PHY 171, 172 College Physics (3, 3) and PHY 173,174 Physics Laboratory (1, 1) or

PHY 181, 182 The Physical World (4, 4) and PHY 183, 184 Physics Laboratory (1, 1)

STA 261 Statistics (4) or

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3) or

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) or

MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or

MTH 252 Calculus III (4) plus

Additional hours from these departments: Computer Science and Software Engineering, Geography, Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics.

Program Requirements: Environmental Science Emphasis

(34 semester hours, 26 must be advanced hours)

All of these:

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

BOT 191 Plant Biology (4) and

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

BOT 203 Introduction Cell Biology (3)

BOT 203L Plant Cell Biology Laboratory (1)

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

BOT 205 Dendrology (4) or

BOT 302 Plant Taxonomy (4)

BOT 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BOT 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

BOT 434 Plant Community Ecology Methods (1) or

BOT 437 Field Methods in Population Ecology (1) or

BOT 333 Field Ecology (2)

Other recommended courses to total 34 hours:

BOT 351, 431, 432, 467

Note: No more than six hours of research/internship may count toward the major.

Required Related Hours (37-39 required)

Thematic Sequence in Chemistry (18 hours)

Complete the environmental science co-major.

Note: Most graduate programs in botany or biology require organic chemistry. Many also require calculus and/or statistics, and some require general physics.

Program Requirements: Plant Biotechnology Emphasis

(34 semester hours, 26 must be advanced hours)

All of these:

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

BOT 191 Plant Biology (4) and

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

BOT 203 Introduction Cell and Biology (3)

BOT 203L Plant Cell Biology Laboratory (1)

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

BOT 255 Introduction to Biotechnology (3)

BOT 342 Genetics (3)

BOT 415 Techniques in Plant Biotechnology (3)

Other recommended courses to total 34 hours: BOT 424, 425, 466

Required Related Hours (36 Hours)

All of these:

Thematic Sequence in Chemistry (18 hours)

Minor in Molecular Biology (18 hours)

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