Jun 09, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

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

Arthur Trese, contact person

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 could 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 could work in 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, botancial gardens, and arboreta.


Major Hours Requirement

The environmental & plant biology major requires a minimum of 121 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Environmental and Plant Biology Hours Requirement

Complete a total of 50 semester hours of PBIO coursework, including all of the requirements below.

Plant Biology Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Plant Physiology

Complete one of the following courses:

PBIO Professional Skills

Complete the following courses:

PBIO Research

Complete one of the following for a minimum of 2 hours:

Extradepartmental Requirements

Chemistry Courses

Complete the following courses:

Chemistry Specialty Course

Complete one of the following courses:

Other Courses

Complete the following courses:

Plant Biology Major Electives

An additional 18 hours of electives are required; 12 hours must be from PBIO. Choose from any PBIO course, at the 2000 level or higher, that is not a required course.

Possible Extradepartmental Electives

Of the 18 hours of Major Electives, 6 hours may be taken from the list below, if not previously taken to satifisfy a requirement.