Plant Biology B.S.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

Students who are pursuing the B.S. in Plant Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take at least 84 credits of coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences.

At least 44 credits in major courses, plus 29-31 credits in ancillary courses, including:

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES. At least 33 credits.
Biology. Choose 1 of the following options:4-8
Option A:
Exploring Biology 1
and Exploring Biology 2
Option B:
Accelerated Biology
CHEM 1400General Chemistry 14
CHEM 1450General Chemistry 24
CHEM 2580Organic Chemistry 14
CHEM 2585Organic Chemistry 24
Calculus I. Choose 1 of the following:3-4
Fundamentals of Calculus I
Calculus I
Calculus II. Choose 1 of the following:3-4
Fundamentals of Calculus II
Transitional Calculus
Calculus II
Statistics. Choose 1 of the following:3
Basic Statistical Methods 1
Applied Environ Statistics
Physics. Choose 1 of the following:4
Elementary Physics I
Fundamentals of Physics I
REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES. 16 credits.
BCOR 2300Genetics3
Choose 1 of the following:4
Ecology and Evolution
Molecular & Cell Biology w/lab
PBIO 2040Plant Physiology4
PBIO 2090Plant Systematics4
PBIO 4899Plant Biology Capstone1
PLANT BIOLOGY ELECTIVES. 12 credits.
Intermediate Level or Above. 6 additional credits from the following:6
PBIO numbered 2000 to 2999
PBIO numbered 3000 to 3999
Advanced Level. 6 credits from the following:6
PBIO numbered 3000 to 3999
PBIO numbered 5000 to 5999 (graduate level requiring instructor permission)
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES. 12 credits.
12 additional credits at the 2000-level or above in PBIO or other courses relevant to plant biology, selected in consultation with the advisor.12

Restrictions

Students completing the B.S. in Plant Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences may not also receive the B.S. in Plant Biology or the B.S. in Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two CAS majors.

For a Bachelor of Science degree, no more than 50 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation.

At least half of the credits used to complete major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.