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Overview for Botany/Plant Biology

A program that focuses on the scientific study of plants, related microbial organisms, and plant habitats and ecosystem relations. Includes instruction in plant anatomy and structure, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant morphology and physiology, plant ecology, plant taxonomy and systematics, paleobotany, and applications of biophysics and molecular biology.

Careers for Botany/Plant Biology Majors

A major in Botany/Plant Biology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Botany/Plant Biology

Top 6 California Colleges with the highest percentage of Botany/Plant Biology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
Less Selective$16,331 
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Most Selective$22,021 
University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
Moderately Selective$20,021 
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University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA
Less Selective$31,176 
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Pomona, CA
Moderately Selective$10,170 
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
Highly Selective$31,387 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.