Minor in Botany (22 credits)

The minor in Botany is designed for students in other fields who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern plant biology. The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in Biology or Zoology.  The requirements for the minor in Botany include the courses listed below.  Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in BIO 100 and BIO 200 and a minimum GPA for the minor of 2.0.



  • BIO 100 – Basic Biology Credits: 4

  • BIO 200 – Biology of Organisms Credits: 4

  • Any courses, at least three of which must be plant courses (P), from Biological Sciences Areas I-V in Botany B.A. and B.S. programs1,2 Credits: 14



1Students majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular and Cellular Biology must choose courses that are not BMB courses.

2Students majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, Marine Science, Sustainable Agriculture, or Wildlife Ecology must choose courses from Areas I-V that are not on the list of courses that count towards their major.