Botany- Bachelor of Science

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

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 B.S. to obtain an emphasis in these areas.

Program Requirements: Basic Major

(40 semester hours, 28 must be advanced hours)

ALL of these:

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

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

BIO 191 Plant Biology (4)

Global Miami Plan (Biological Science) (3)

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

BIO 203L Plant Cell Biology Laboratory (1)

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

One of these (fulfills the CAS writing requirement):

BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

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 312 Invertebrate Zoology (4)

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

BIO 342 Genetics (3)

BIO 402 Plant Anatomy (3)

BIO 403 Plant Development (3)

BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

Choose at least ONE course in ecology:

BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BIO 351 Environmental Education: Focus on Natural History (4)

BIO 431 Global Plant Diversity (3)

BIO 432 Ecoregions of North America (3)

BIO 467 Conservation Biology (3)

The following courses may also be applied to the major:

BIO 241 Botanical Principles in Landscape Gardening (3)

BIO 333 Field Ecology (3)

BIO 340 Internship (1-16)
BIO 364 Molecular Techniques (2)

BIO 400 Capstone Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Biology (3)

BIO 401 Plant Ecology (3)

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

BIO 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

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

BIO 481 Theory of Electron Microscopy (2)

BIO 482 Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)

BIO 485 Bioinformatics Principles (3)

Note: No more than three hours of research/internship may count toward the major. Research/internship hours must be taken credit/no credit.

Related Hours

Thematic Sequence in Chemistry (18 hours)

ONE 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)

GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3)

GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3)

GLG 141 Geology of U.S. National Parks (3)

GEO 121 Earth's Physical Environment (4)

ONE of these:

STA 261 Statistics (4)

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

STA 368 Introduction to Statistics (4)

STA 462 Inferential Statistics (3)

MTH 151 Calculus I (5)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4)

MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

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

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