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Earn your degree in Biology with an emphasis in Botany at Pittsburg State.

Through the botany emphasis track at Pitt State, expand our current knowledge of plants and their importance in our world.

Botany is an interdisciplinary field, drawing on different areas such as chemistry, genetics, ecology, physics, and math. 

What is botany?

Botany is the study of plants, and a degree in botany allows students to learn more about the biology, ecology, and evolution of plants.

Classroom topics in the Botany emphasis:

  • Plant Diversity
  • Wetland Plants
  • Identification of Woody Plants
  • Grass Taxonomy

Botany jobs found by Pittsburg State graduates:

  • Biotechnologist
  • Florist
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Field Botanist
  • Naturalist

Graduates with a degree in botany have a variety of career options in research, conservation, agriculture, horticulture, and teaching.

A botany degree can be beneficial to students interested in the medical or pharmaceutical fields, as plants are a rich source of medicines. 

What is a botanist?

Botanists answer lots of questions when studying plants:

  • How do plants grow and develop?
  • What role do plants play in biodiversity?
  • How do plants impact our physical environment?

Our botany students address major issues in the fields of agriculture, ecology, and horticulture. Botany can lead to a career where one can make a positive impact on the environment!

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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