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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Environmental and Plant Biology Major (B.S.)

Major code BS2120

College of Arts and Sciences  
Environmental and Plant Biology Department  
Porter Hall 315
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1126
Fax: 740.593.1130
plantbio@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/plantbio

Harvey Ballard, contact person
ballardh@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in environmental and plant biology provides broad training in plant biology including cell and molecular biology, physiology, ecology, and plant identification and classification. The program allows the flexibility to tailor a degree program to the individual interests of the student and prepares students for entry-level positions in a wide range of careers relating to environmental & plant biology or for further study at the graduate level.Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admissions requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admissions requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Preparation with a degree in Environmental and Plant Biology can lead to technical careers or graduate-level training in ecology, nature resource management, conservation, evolution and development, phylogenics, biotechnology, plant physiology or molecular and cellular biology. Graduates can pursue in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, academia, private industry or governmental agencies dealing with agriculture/horticulture/floriculture, biotechnology or pharmaceutical firms, conservation agencies and museums of natural history, environmental consulting firms, food companies, the brewing and fermentation industry, lumber/pulping companies, plant nurseries, greenhouses, botanical gardens, and arboreta.

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