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Environmental and Plant Biology Minor

  • Supplements majors in other disciplines
  • Assistance with careers in small businesses in horticulture, floriculture or agriculture, recreation, lands management, landscape architecture, and more

Faculty Contact: Dr. Sarah Wyatt

Admissions Information

Minor Requirements

Program Overview

Students who are interested in plants but are majoring in another subject may want to consider a minor in Environmental and Plant Biology. The minor in Environmental and Plant Biology is designed for students interested in the plant sciences and those who may find the information obtained useful for their careers or private lives.

The flexibility in this program allows it to supplement a major in another discipline such as economics, education, business administration, computer science, anthropology, sociology, geography, geological sciences, or biological sciences.

Careers & Graduate School

This minor could enhance several majors and assist students with careers in small businesses in horticulture, floriculture or agriculture, recreation, lands management, landscape architecture, engineering to name a few or could satisfy personal goals in gardening.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

  • Sample 4-Year Program
  • Minor code OR2120

Minor Hours Requirement

The Environmental and Plant Biology minor requires a minimum of 20 hours.

Core Requirements

Complete the following courses:

  • PBIO 1140 - Foundations of Plant Biology Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 1150 - Plant Structure and Development Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 2090 - Plant Ecology Credit Hours: 3

Electives

Complete at least 9 hours from the courses listed below with at least two courses at the 3000-level or above:

  • PBIO 1000 - Plants and the Global Environment Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 1000L - Plants and the Global Environment Laboratory Credit Hours: 1
  • PBIO 1030 - Plants and People Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 1090 - Americans and their Forests: Ecology, Conservation and History Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 2140 - Exploring Bioinformatics Credit Hours: 1
  • PBIO 2170 - Women in Science Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 2200 - Woody Plants Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 2250 - Flowers Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 2470 - Biomes of the World Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 2840 - Introduction to Global Studies in Plant Biology seminar Credit Hours: 2
  • PBIO 2900 - Special Topics in Plant Biology Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0
  • PBIO 3010 - Lab in Cell and Molecular Plant Physiology Credit Hours: 2
  • PBIO 3020 - Soil Microbial Analysis Lab Credit Hours: 2
  • PBIO 3030 - Medicinal Plants of Ohio Credit Hours: 2
  • PBIO 3050 - Plant Propagation Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 3080 - Structural Botany Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 3100 - Biology of Fungi Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 3140 - Exploring Bioinformatics Seminar Credit Hours: 1
  • PBIO 3160 - Horticultural Management and Techniques Credit Hours: 2
  • PBIO 3190 - Ohio Flora Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 3220 - Tropical Plant Ecology Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 3240 - Plant Physiology Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 3260 - Physiological Plant Ecology Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 3300 - Plant Genetics Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 3301 - Plant Breeding Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 3330 - Restoration Ecology Credit Hours: 3  PBIO 3400 - Development and Evolution of Land Plants Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 3530 - Plant Developmental Physiology Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 4090 - Plant Systematics and Survey of Vascular Plant Families Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 4120 - Plant Pathology Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 4160 - Problem Solving with Bioinformatics Tools Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 4170 - Biological Research and Science Ethics Credit Hours: 1
  • PBIO 4200 - Phycology: The Study of Algae Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 4270 - Molecular Genetics Credit Hours: 2
  • PBIO 4280 - Laboratory in Genomics Techniques Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 4310 - Plant Cell Biology Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 4350 - Plant Population Biology and Community Ecology Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 4380 - Soil Properties and Ecosystem Processes Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 4420 - Experimental Anatomy of Plant Development Credit Hours: 4
  • PBIO 4500 - Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 4750 - Plant Population Genetics and Speciation Credit Hours: 3
  • PBIO 4850 - Plant Biology Capstone Credit Hours: 3.0-6.0
  • PBIO 4910 - Internship Credit Hours: 1.0-15.0
  • PBIO 4940 - Undergraduate Research Credit Hours: 1.0-4.0
  • PBIO 4941 - Undergraduate Research/Written Presentation Credit Hours: 1.0-4.0

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