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About the Major

Botany majors embark on a field of study that provides a broad background in plant biology, from the molecular level to that of the organism. Students take courses in ecology, genetics, physiology, taxonomy, anatomy, molecular biology and biochemistry. Students take part in supervised research, assisting faculty on research projects on campus and abroad. The Soltis Lab within the department is pioneering work on mapping the genome of a relative of the oldest flowering plant known, providing a biological reference point for efforts to improve agriculture and forestry.

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Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Park Ranger
  • Plant Health Inspector
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Conservationist
  • Educator
  • Field Scientist
  • Forester
  • Educational Botanist
  • Environmental Organization Botanist
  • Federal and State Agency Researcher
  • Industrial Botanist
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