The Department of Botany offers the following five Bachelor Degrees; A.B. in Botany, A.B. in Botany with Emphasis in Environmental Science, B.S. in Botany, B.S. in Botany with Emphasis in Environmental Science and B.S. in Botany with Emphasis in Biotechnology. The A.B. degrees are designed to allow breadth of study outside of the natural sciences. The B.S. degrees require a more intense and focused program in science. Requirements for both the A.B. and the B.S. with Emphasis in Environmental Science are met, in part, by completion of the College of Arts and Science Co-major in Environmental Science.
Minors in Botany enable students to pursue in-depth study of Botany, Horticultural Botany, and Molecular Biology. Each of these minors also fulfills the Miami Plan thematic sequence requirement. The Horticultural Botany minor is open to both Botany majors and non-majors.
Thematic sequences are also offered to those students interested in pursuing a learning experience in botany beyond the introductory level. Thematic sequences are offered in the areas of conservation and the environment, molecular processes, plant ecology, and plant structure and development.
The Botany Department offers several Miami Plan Capstone Experiences, each designed to integrate liberal learning with specialized knowledge in botany. The Research/Internship option allows students to explore first-hand the fascinating world of scientific research. The Biodiversity of Kenya and the Tropical Flora of the Bahamas capstones provide a unique opportunity for travel and study in areas of incredible botanical interest.
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