Plant Biology B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

This page includes specific requirements for the three Plant Biology concentrations:

General Plant Biology Concentration

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Plants Concentration

Plant Molecular Biology Concentration

Major Requirements

BCOR 011Exploring Biology4
BCOR 012Exploring Biology4
BCOR 101Genetics3
PBIO 104Plant Physiology4
CHEM 031General Chemistry 14
CHEM 032General Chemistry 24
CHEM 141Organic Chemistry 14
CHEM 142Organic Chemistry 24
Choose one of the following sequences:6-8
Fundamentals of Calculus I
and Fundamentals of Calculus II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Choose one of the following:3
Basic Statistical Methods
Statistical Methods I
Applied Environ Statistics
Choose one of the following:4-5
Elementary Physics
and Introductory Lab I
Fundamentals of Physics I

Students must also complete the requirements for one of the following concentrations:

General Plant Biology Concentration

BCOR 102SU:Ecology and Evolution4
or BCOR 103 Molecular and Cell Biology
PBIO 108Morph & Evo of Vascular Plants4
or PBIO 109 Plant Systematics
At least eighteen credits of advanced (100-level and above) courses relevant to plant biology (at least 6 credits must be PBIO courses and at least 6 credits must be 200-level courses) selected in consultation with the student’s advisor 18

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Plants Concentration

BCOR 102SU:Ecology and Evolution4
PBIO 108Morph & Evo of Vascular Plants4
PBIO 109Plant Systematics4
At least fifteen credits of advanced (100-level and above) courses relevant to plant biology (at least 6 credits must be PBIO courses, at least 6 credits must be 200-level courses, and at least three credits must be in ecology) selected in consultation with the student’s advisor 15

Plant Molecular Biology Concentration

BIOC 205Biochemistry I 13
BIOC 206Biochemistry II 13
BIOC 207Biochemistry Lab 13
BCOR 103Molecular and Cell Biology4
PBIO 108Morph & Evo of Vascular Plants4
or PBIO 109 Plant Systematics
At least twelve credits of advanced (100-level and above) courses relevant to plant biology (at least 6 credits must be PBIO courses and at least 6 credits must be 200-level courses) selected in consultation with the student’s advisor12
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  PBIO 185  and PBIO 187 may be substituted for BIOC 205BIOC 206, and BIOC 207 with advisor permission.

An up-to-date list of approved courses for each concentration may be found on the departmental website.