Degree: B.S.

Millersville University's Botany program believes that students should first be biologists, and then become specialists within the diverse field of plant sciences.

Why Study This Program?

Botanists are curious about how plants work and enjoy solving pressing environmental problems. Students can explore their curiosities through Millersville University's Botany program. The program is designed for students who wish to specialize in the study of plants in preparation for graduate study or for careers in the diverse field of botany. You have the opportunity to select coursework that will prepare you for careers in plant propagation, genetic plant engineering, horticulture, forestry, agriculture, plant ecology and the floral industry.

The philosophy of MU's Botany program is that students should first be biologists, and then specialists within biological science. Experienced faculty members prepare students to meet the challenges of today's world and to be ready for the unknown challenges of the future. 

The Botany program is an option within the Biology major, and graduates receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with an option in Botany.

What Will You Learn?

The rigorous Botany curriculum will provide you with both a depth of knowledge in botany and a broad background in biology. As an understanding of botany requires an understanding of the physical world, this program incorporates extensive coursework in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Faculty members of the biology department also maintain active research projects geared toward the participation and training of undergraduates in the advancement of biological knowledge.