Mar 23, 2018  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Environmental and Plant Biology

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College of Arts and Sciences 
Porter Hall 315
Phone: 740.593.1126
Fax: 740.593.1130

Morgan L. Vis, Chair


The department’s mission is education, research and professional service focusing on plants and their environmental interactions. The department’s courses and programs prepare students for careers in a wide range of disciplines, including plant biology, plant pathology, biotechnology, environmental biology, natural resources, conservation, field biology, agronomy, plant breeding, freshwater biology, and cell biology.


The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University offers the following academic programs:


Applied Plant Biology (BA2110)  

Environmental and Plant Biology Major (BS2120) 

Field Ecology (BA2119)  


Plant Biology Minor (OR2111)  

Special Opportunities

The PBIO Department offers a diverse program of summer internships, especially designed to give students with advanced plant biology background a comprehensive experience in an area related to their career goals.  Internships are available at institutions throughout Ohio and across the United States.  For information on the internship generally (including how to apply), go to

Global Studies
The PBIO Department runs a number of field courses outside of Ohio each year.  Some courses are offered yearly during the winter and spring breaks to domestic locations, whereas others go to sites around the world.  For complete information on domestic or international field courses, go to

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