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Environmental and Plant Biology

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University provides comprehensive education that prepares graduates to pursue careers in education, business, and government that require knowledge of plant science, environmental biology, or both. Accordingly, a student completing a bachelor's degree in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology is expected to:
  • Understand basic biological concepts and phenomena (e.g., genetics, physiology, development, ecology, and evolution) as manifested in plants.
  • Understand how plants interact with their environment, and how human activities impact those interactions.
  • Gain experience with research equipment and tools that are used in subdisciplines such as plant ecology, systematics, and molecular biology.
  • Gain experience in communicating scientific ideas, both orally and in writing.
  • Learn skills in one or more of the following areas: plant identification, vegetation analysis, biostatistics, and techniques used in molecular biology and plant physiology.
  • Learn how to apply knowledge and skills in plant biology, either by conducting independent research under the supervision of a faculty member or by participating in an internship that is relevant to the student's career goals.

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