Plant Biology Minor

The Minor in Plant Biology is designed to provide a broad introduction to plant biology and why plants are important to humans, while providing a framework for understanding plant diversity, function, and behavior. Two electives allow the opportunity to choose a specialized area of plant biology that is of interest. Five courses are required for completion of the minor, of which no more than two can overlap with major requirements.

The requirements for the plant biology minor are:

Required course:4
Green Life: Introducing the Botanical Sciences
Choose one of the following two 400-level courses that deal with plant value to humans:4
Plants and Civilization
Introductory Horticulture
Course dealing with plant biodiversity:4
Systematic Botany
Choose two additional plant-based courses at the 500 level or higher, including BIOL or MEFB 795 (must be taken for 4 credits). 18

The minimum acceptable grade in these courses is a C-; the average grade for these courses must be a C or better.