Why study Botany & Plant Pathology?

Our students learn about plants at all levels of biological organization, from molecular and cellular processes to the global ecosystem. In addition to addressing fundamental questions in plant biology, plant scientists in the 21st century will be called upon to provide information useful for producing food, fiber, and medicine for an increasing population, and for increasing our understanding of the diversity of plant and ecological systems and their interactions with humans.


Botany Undergraduate Degree

The Botany undergraduate degree has five options. Learn the core scientific and analytical skills surrounding botany and plant pathology, and focus your education on one of our five key areas of focus:

  • Comprehensive Botany
  • Customizable
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Genomic Botany
  • Plant Pathology

Learn more about our Botany Undergraduate Degree

Biological Data Sciences

The new Biological Data Sciences (BDS) undergraduate program provides trans-disciplinary education that intersects the life sciences, computer science, statistics, and mathematics. BDS has three available options:

Learn more about the BDS Program

Graduate Degrees

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:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics and computational biology
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Mycology
  • Plant pathology
  • Plant physiology
  • Systematics

Learn more about our Graduate Program