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2017-2018 Catalog

Botany (BS)


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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: A minor is required. Botany majors in Track A (Option 1 or Option 2) will meet the requirements for a minor in Chemistry .
  • Grade Requirements: An overall GPA of 2.00 in all courses required for this major. Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation under Degree Requirements .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; required within the major are 91-96 credit hours for Track A Option 1 (minor included), 109-113 credit hours for Track A Option 2 (minor included), 67-88 credit hours for Track B (minor not included) and 70-85 credit hours for Track C (minor not included). A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); required within the major are 29-38 upper division credit hours for Track A Option 1, 28-33 upper division credit hours for Track A Option 2, 25-39 upper division credit hours for Track B and 28-37 upper division credit hours for Track C.

Advisement

Majors are encouraged to consult with their advisor each semester. Contact the Botany department (801-626-6174). (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program.

General Education

Refer to pages Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Botany major will also satisfy general education requirements:

Track A Option 1: BTNY 1403 , CHEM 1210 , MATH 1040  or MATH 1050  or MATH 1080 , and PHYS 2010  or PHYS 2210 .

Track A Option 2: CHEM 1210 , COMM 1020 , ECON 1740 , ENGL 2010 , MATH 1040  or MATH 1050 , MICR 1153  or MICR 2054 , PHYS 2010  or PHYS 2210 , and PSY 1010 .

Track B: BTNY 1403 , CHEM 1050  or CHEM 1110  or CHEM 1210 , GEO 1110  or GEOG 1000 , MATH 1040  or MATH 1050 , and PHYS 1010  or PHYS 2010  or PHYS 2210 .

Track C: BTNY 1403 , CHEM 1110  or CHEM 1210 , MATH 1040  or MATH 1050  or MATH 1080 , and PHYS 1010  or PHYS 2010  or PHYS 2210 .

All Botany majors are required to develop a portfolio. The portfolio requirements are explained in detail when a student takes BTNY 2121 . The final evaluation of the portfolio takes place in BTNY 4980 .

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree


Track A (Laboratory Emphasis or Pre-Professional)


This program includes a minor in Chemistry

Botany Core Courses Required (22-23 credit hours)


Note:

 * Students selecting Option 2 should take BTNY 3403 .

Option 1 (Laboratory Emphasis or Graduate School Preparation)


Additional Botany Courses Required (9 credit hours)

Note:

Calculus and Statistics are recommended.

Option 2 (Pre-Natural Medicine)


Additional Botany Courses Required (10-11 credit hours)

Suggested upper division courses include:

Track B (Field Botany Emphasis)


Additional Botany Courses Required (17 credit hours)


Note:


*Students in Track B who are interested in pursuing an institutional certificate in Geomatics rather than a minor in Geospatial Analysis are encouraged to meet with the Botany department chair and the Geomatics advisor.

Track C (General Botany Emphasis)


Additional Botany Courses Required (11 credit hours)


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