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Undergraduate Program Requirements

Students may major in Plant Biology through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) or through the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Plant Biology major requirements for students in both colleges are the same; the College-level requirements are different. Students may petition the department to substitute similar courses for those listed. Study of modern foreign languages is encouraged for those attracted to the many international career opportunities in plant biology. All undergraduate students must meet University and College requirements as well as the requirements specific to their chosen major, which are the following for Plant Biology.

Bachelor's Degree in Plant Biology

Required Foundational Courses

Required Major Courses

Required Elective Courses

Minor in Plant Biology

Any student interested in enrolling in the Plant Biology Minor should contact the Department. If accepted, the student will be assigned a minor advisor from the Plant Biology Department who must approve all program plans and course selections.

Minor Requirements:
At least 15 credit hours of course work in Plant Biology, including one introductory semester course (choose from PBIO 4, BIOL 1, BIOL 2, BCOR 11, BCOR 12), 6 credits at or above the 100 level, and at least 3 credits at the 200 level.

Minor Restrictions:
Ineligible majors: Plant Biology, Biology, Biological Sciences

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