Plant Biology

(18 semester hours)

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

This minor provides a broad perspective into plant biology and the importance of plants in today’s society.

The minor in Plant Biology is not open to Botany majors. The minor is open to Biology majors, but only 10 credit hours may count toward the minor in Plant Biology and the AB or BS in Biology. Courses used for this minor cannot be used for the minor in horticulture or biotechnology, except for BIO 115, 116, or 191. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor; no courses for the minor may be taken credit/no-credit. Advanced courses must represent at least 10 hours of the total 18. If you plan to take a minor in botany, please consult with the chief departmental adviser.

Program Requirements

Choose one of these courses:

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

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

BIO 191 Plant Biology (4)

Choose one of these courses:

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

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

Select remaining courses from the following:

BIO 126 Evolution: Just a theory? (3)

BIO 131 Plants, Humanity, and Environment (3)

BIO 155 Field Botany (3)

BIO 176 Ecology of North America (3)

BIO 181 Medicinal and Therapeutic Plants (3)

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3

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

BIO 205 Dendrology (4)

BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

BIO 255 Introduction to Biotechnology (3)

BIO 302 Plant Taxonomy (4)

BIO 314 Plant and Fungal Diversity (4)

BIO 340 Internship (1-4)

BIO 342 Genetics (3)

BIO 401 Plant Ecology (3)

BIO 402 Plant Anatomy (3)

BIO 403 Plant Development (3)

BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)

BIO 431 Global Plant Diversity (3) or

BIO 432 Ecoregions of North America (3)

BIO 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills (3)

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