Biological Data Sciences

A transdisciplinary undergraduate major offered at OSU!

The Biological Data Sciences (BDS) program is administered by the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and offered in collaboration with faculty from Botany and Plant Pathology, Computer Science, Fisheries and Wildlife, Horticulture, Microbiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Biological Data Sciences offers 3 options, new BDS courses and a minor! Enroll today!

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Earn your Botany degree online!

Join more than 300 students from around the world and start on your journey to earning an online degree.

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Get a Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany 

One degree, five options. Learn the core scientific and analytical skills surrounding botany and plant pathology, and focus your education on one of five key areas of focus.

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Graduate Programs

We offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Within each program, students may elect to specialize in one of eight key areas of concentration.

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Posy Busby

Posy Busby
Associate Professor

Christina Hagerty

Christina Hagerty
Associate Professor

Marc Curtis
Sr. Instructor I

Zuzana Vejlupkova
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant II

Jeness Scott
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant I

Duncan Kroese
Sr. Faculty Research Assistant I

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