Jun 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Environmental and Plant Biology Minor

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Minor code OR2120

College of Arts and Sciences  
Environmental and Plant Biology Department  
Porter Hall 315
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1126

Harvey Ballard, Advising Coordinator

Program Overview

The minor in environmental and plant biology is designed for students interested in the plant sciences and those that may find the information obtained useful for their careers or private lives. The flexibility in this program allows it to supplement a major in another discipline such as economics, education, business administration, computer science, anthropology, sociology, geography, geological sciences, or biological sciences.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This minor could enhance several majors and assist students with careers in small businesses in horticulture, floriculture or agriculture, recreation, lands management, landscape architecture, engineering to name a few or could satisfy personal goals in gardening.


Minor Hours Requirement

The environmental and plant biology minor requires a minimum of 20 hours.

Core Requirements

Complete the following courses.  Note:  Biology courses will not apply to hours and GPA requirements for minor.


Complete additional courses in PBIO for a total of at least 20 credit hours in PBIO, with a minimum of 6 credit hours at the 3000-level or above.

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