Botany- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Biology, 212 Pearson Hall (513-529-3100).

For students majoring in both Biology and Botany, ONLY five courses can count in both majors, for a maximum of 18 hours. The five options that can apply to both majors are:

1. BIO/MBI 115 or BIO 113 or BIO 191 (4 semester hours)

2. BIO/MBI 116 or BIO 114 (4 semester hours)

3. BIO 203 (3 semester hours)

4. BIO 204 or BIO 206 or BIO 209 (3-4 semester hours)

5. BIO 342 (3 semester hours)

The Minor in Horticulture, Minor in Plant Biotechnology, Minor in Molecular Biology and/or the Co-major in Environmental Science may be completed along with the A.B. to obtain an emphasis in these areas.

Program Requirements:

(30 semester hours)

ALL of these:

BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity (4) and

BIO/MBI 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (4) or

BIO 191 Plant Biology (4)

Global Miami Plan (Biological Science Foundation Course) (3) with the exception of BIO F107

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

ONE of these:

BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

BIO 490 Botany Capstone Seminar (1)

Choose at least ONE course in applied botany:

BIO 221 Plant Propagation (4)

BIO 244 Viticulture and Enology (3)

BIO 255 Introduction to Biotechnology (3)

BIO 306 Basic Horticulture (3)

Choose at least ONE course in plant diversity:

BIO 205 Dendrology (4)

BIO 302 Plant Taxonomy (4)

BIO 314 Plant and Fungal Diversity (4)

Choose at least ONE course in genetics, cell biology, or physiology::

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BIO 342 Genetics (3)

BIO 402 Plant Anatomy (3)

BIO 403 Plant Development (3)

BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

The following courses may be applied to the major:

BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BIO 241 Botanical Principles in Landscape Gardening (3)

BIO 333 Field Ecology (3)

BIO 340 Internship (1-16)
BIO 351 Environmental Education: Focus on Natural History (4)

BIO 364 Molecular Techniques (2)

BIO 401 Plant Ecology (3)

BIO 424 Advanced Experimental Techniques in Structural and Functional Genomics (4)

BIO 431 Global Plant Diversity (3)

BIO 432 Ecoregions of North America (3)

BIO 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

BIO 467 Conservation Biology (3)

BIO 480 Departmental Honors (1-6; maximum 6)

BIO 481 Theory of Electron Microscopy (2)

BIO 482 Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)

BIO 483 Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory (3)

BIO 485 Bioinformatics Principles (3)

Note: One course must be at the 300 or 400 level. No more than three hours of research/internship may count toward the major. Research/internship hours must be taken credit/no credit.

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, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Mathematics (151, 251, or 252 recommended), Microbiology, 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.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Botany meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: BIO 204 and 490 or 425.

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