Botany/Plant Biology Major

Botany/Plant Biology Studies is a focus on the scientific study of plants, related microbial organisms, and plant habitats and ecosystem relations.

Botany/Plant Biology majors and degree programs likely include instruction in plant anatomy and structure, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant morphology and physiology, plant ecology, plant taxonomy and systematics, paleobotany, and applications of biophysics and molecular biology.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Botany/Plant Biology (use the College Search feature and enter "Botany” or “Plant Biology”  in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Botany/Plant Biology Studies?

In the field of Botany/Plant Biology, you can work in educational institutions, federal, state, and local government agencies, or a variety of industries.  Further, opportunities in food science and agriculture where specific careers in farming, teaching, and industry may be an option.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Botany/Plant Biology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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