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Bachelor of Science in Botany - General Botany

Bachelor of Science in Botany - General Botany

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =173
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The botany curriculum provides a broad background in the biology of plants, from the molecular to the organismic level. Students who major in botany will take courses in ecology, genetics, physiology, taxonomy, evolution, cells and tissues, molecular biology, and biodiversity of plants. Small classes are taught by faculty who have a commitment to undergraduate education. Students participate in mentored research, assisting faculty with research projects on campus and abroad. The major prepares students for careers in industry and government agencies, for graduate and professional schools, and for teaching jobs in high schools. The general botany specialization is for students who may not intend to pursue a graduate degree but are interested in a career in plant biology. This specialization provides some flexibility in tailoring the courses needed in order to pursue specific interests. Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor and botany faculty member when deciding on which courses to take.