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Undergraduate Study in Botany

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You can undertake a Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Botany or you can do a minor in Botany as part of your BSc, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSci), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Theology (Btheol) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom).

Our BSc in Botany provides students with a foundation in the general biology, ecology and physiology of plants and associated organisms such as cynobacteria and fungi. The requirements for a major in Botany are (for existing students the requirements will vary depending on when you enrolled):

Papers needed for a major in Botany
First year Plants: How They Shape the World (BIOL123)
One of BIOL112, CELS191, ECOL111, HUBS191, HUBS192
One of CHEM111, CHEM191, STAT110, STAT115
Second year Plant Functional Biology and Biotechnology (BTNY201)
Plant and Fungal Diversity (BTNY202)
Marine and Freshwater Botany (BTNY203)
Third year Four of
Plant Ecology (BTNY301)
Plant Interactions (BTNY302)
Topics in Field Botany (BTNY303)
Applied Plant Science (PLBI301)
Plants for the Future (PLBI302)
Papers needed for a minor in Botany
First year BIOL123
Second year Two of BTNY201, BNTY202, BTNY203
Third year Two of BTNY301-303, or one of BTNY301-303 and one of PLBI301, PLBI302

More information about a Botany degree requirements, visit the courses and subjects page.

For guidance on constructing your degree program we provide suggested degree programs with emphases on:

  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Evolutionary Biology