Plant Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Plant Biology Major

The undergraduate Plant Biology program at the University of Vermont provides a broad introduction to the life sciences, from biochemistry and molecular biology to whole plant physiology and ecosystem ecology. Students receive individualized faculty attention via one-on-one advising to develop a personalized course of study. Popular study opportunities include a biennial trip to Costa Rica and an annual trip to the Galapagos. All students complete a senior capstone experience. Most students opt to conduct undergraduate research as part of a faculty-led research group, either in a plant science laboratory or at the internationally acclaimed Proctor Maple Research Center or at the Pringle Herbarium, the third largest plant collection in New England.