A plant biology degree is an excellent credential for a wide range of career options, including domestic and international opportunities in business, research and teaching in both governmental and private sectors. Plant biologists can work in the field, in the forest, in the laboratory, in botanical gardens or nurseries, in food or seed companies, or in pharmaceutical, energy or chemical industries, and pursue rewarding careers in the areas of biotechnology, environmental science and stewardship or agribusiness. The program is also an excellent background for students wishing to enter graduate or other professional schools, including medicine, law or journalism.
For the Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Biology you must complete 120 credits, including general elective credits. The University Tier II writing requirement for the Plant Biology majors is met by completing Plant Biology 498 and 499 and one of the following courses: Plant Biology 316 or 441 or Zoology 355L.
Degrees in Plant Biology
1. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Plant Biology
- Must attach a 1-2 page proposal with Independent Study Form
- Must receive approval from Dr. Ebert-May
- Must take 3-4 credits
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Diane Ebert-May, Director of Undergraduate Studies
270 Plant Biology Bldg.
105B Biochemistry Bldg..
To schedule an appointment with Kendra, please use the Advising Appointment System (listed under "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Plant Biology")
166 Plant Biology Bldg.