The earth is constantly changing and supporting an increasing population that continues to demand more and more resources. And at the center of it all is plants.

Plants are the primary energy source for virtually all organisms within the biosphere; therefore, a greater understanding of field botany is necessary as we encounter environmental degradation, loss of biological diversity, and a need for increased food production.

As a field botany student, you will study plants as well as fungi and algae to gain a strong understanding of the field. In addition to traditional classroom experiences, you will also find many opportunities for practical experiences through participation in faculty-directed research, internships, or career-related summer employment.

Your degree will open the door to a number of careers.