DEGREES IN BOTANY

A.B. IN BOTANY

Course work in this major offers the flexibility to study a wide variety of topics in plant science, and to pursue a second degree at Miami. The broad education provided by having two such majors greatly enhances employment opportunities for graduates.


Program Requirements. (30 semester hours, 22 must be advanced hours)


All of these:

BIO 115 and 116 Biological Concepts (4, 4) or BIO 191 Plant Biology (4) and any
  Global Miami Plan Biological Science Foundation Course of 3 or more credit hours,
  exception of BIO F107.
BIO 204 Evolution of Plant Biodiversity: Genes to Biosphere (4)
BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4) or BIO 490 Research, Internship in
  Botany (1)


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)
BIO 331 Economic Botany (3)


Choose at least one course in plant diversity:

BIO 205 Dendrology (4)
BIO 302 Plant Taxonomy (4)
BIO 314 Plant and Fungal Diversity (4)


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

BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)
BIO 342 Genetics (3)
BIO 402 Plant Anatomy (3)
BIO 403 Plant Development (3)
BIO 425 Environmental Plant Physiology (4)


The following courses may also be applied to the major:

BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
BIO 241 Botanical Principles in Landscape Gardening (3)
BIO 333 Field Ecology (2)
BIO 340 Internship (1-16)
BIO 351 Environmental Education: Focus on Natural History (4)
BIO 364 Molecular Techniques (2)
BIO 400 Independent Research (1-5; maximum 10)
BIO 401 Plant Ecology (3)
BIO 421/521 Advanced Mycology (3)
BIO 424/524 Biological Instrumentation (4)
BIO 431 Global Plant Diversity (3)
BIO 432/532 Ecoregions of North America (3)
BIO 466/566 Bioinformatics Computing Skills: Programming in Perl and MatLab (3)
BIO 467/567 Conservation Biology (3)
BIO 480 Departmental Honors (1-6; maximum 6)
BIO 481/581 Theory of Electron Microscopy (2)
BIO 482/582 Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)
BIO 483/583 Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)
BIO 485/585 Bioinformatic Principles (3)
BIO 490 Research, Internship in Botany Capstone (3 total: 490 (1) with co-
  requisite BIO 400 (2) Independent Research)

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 (12 required)

A course in CHM of 3 credit hours or more and other courses from the departments of
  Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science and Software Engineering,
  Environmental Science, Geography, Geology & Environmental Earth Science,
  Mathematics (151, 251, or 252 recommended), Microbiology, Physics, or Statistics.

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



B.S. IN BOTANY

This degree program includes extensive course work in plant sciences and chemistry. It offers excellent preparation for careers in plant biology and for further study in biological science or in biomedical professions.


Program Requirements. (40 semester hours, 28 must be advanced hours)


All of these:

BIO 115 and 116 Biological Concepts (4, 4) or BIO 191 Plant Biology (4) and any
  Global Miami Plan Biological Science Foundation Course of 3 or more credit hours
  with the exception of F107.
BIO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)
BIO 204 Evolution of Plant Biodiversity: Genes to Biosphere (4)
BIO 425/525 Environmental Plant Physiology (4), or BIO 490 Research, Internship
  in Botany (1)



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)
BIO 331 Economic Botany (3)



Choose at least one course in plant diversity:

BIO 205 Dendrology (4)
BIO 302 Plant Taxonomy (4)
BIO 314 Plant and Fungal Diversity (4)


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

BIO 342 Genetics (3)
BIO 402/502 Plant Anatomy (3)
BIO 403/503 Plant Development (3)
BIO 425/525 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 432/532 Ecoregions of North America (3)
BIO 467/567 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 (2)
BIO 340 Internship (1-16)
BIO 364 Molecular Techniques (2)
BIO 400 Independent Research (1-5; maximum 10)
BIO 401 Plant Ecology (3)
BIO 421/521 Advanced Mycology (3)
BIO 424/524 Biological Instrumentation (4)
BIO 466/566 Bioinformatics Computing Skills: Programming in Perl and MatLab (3)
BIO 480 Departmental Honors (1-6; maximum 6)
BIO 481/581 Theory of Electron Microscopy (2)
BIO 482/582 Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)
BIO 483/583 Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory (2)
BIO 485/585 Bioinformatic Principles (3)
BIO 490 Research, Internship in Botany Capstone (3 total: 490 (1) with co-requisite 400 (2) Independent Research)

Note: 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 sequences:

PHY 171, 172 College Physics (3, 3) and PHY 173 (or 183), 174 (or 184) Physics
  Laboratory (1, 1)
PHY 181, 182 The Physical World (4, 4) and PHY 183, 184 Physics Laboratory (1, 1)


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 153 Calculus I (4)
MTH 249 Calculus II (5)
MTH 251 Calculus II (4)
MTH 252 Calculus III (4)


Choose additional hours to total 32 hours from the following:

CSE 153, 174, or any upper level course in CHM, GEO, GLG, MBI, MTH, PHY, STA.

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



For additional information on any of our Undergraduate Programs, please contact the Department of Botany, 316 Pearson Hall (513-529-4200).

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