Botany covers all aspects of the life of plants. It therefore includes their structure and development, physiology and biochemistry, health and disease, relationships with other organisms and the environment (ecology), as well as the traditional aspects of plant identification and classification.
The main emphasis at Otago is on the general biology, ecology and physiology of higher plants and marine algae, although other groups (conifers, ferns, mosses and fungi) are also included in the papers offered.
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)
- Master of Science (MSc)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
See the full list of Botany (BTNY) papers.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Botany
BIOL 123 Plants: How They Shape the World
BTNY 201 Plant Functional Biology and Biotechnology
BTNY 202 Plant and Fungal Diversity
BTNY 203 Marine and Freshwater Botany
Any four of:
BTNY 302 Plant Interactions
BTNY 303 Topics in Field Botany
PLBI 301 Applied Plant Science
PLBI 302 Plants for the Future
Note: Other papers approved by the Head of Department may be substituted for one paper at 200-level and for one paper at 300-level.
180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science
Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Botany
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Botany
Note: With approval from the Head of Department another 400-level paper may be substituted for one of BTNY 461-470.
Master of Science (MSc) in Botany
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Minor Subject Requirements
Botany as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
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