Plant Biology Minor

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Plant Biology Minor

Program Overview

The Minor in Plant Biology is designed to provide a broad introduction to plant biology and why plants are important to humans, while providing a framework for understanding plant diversity, function, and behavior. Two electives allow the opportunity to choose a specialized area of plant biology that is of interest. Five courses are required for the minor, of which no more than two can overlap with major requirements.

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University of New Hampshire
Spaulding Hall
38 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

  • Advisor: Dr. Don Chandler Research Topic: Evaluation of lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) as a potential source of advantageous genes for quinoa Since graduating from Grove City College with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2015, I have begun studying plant biology at UNH. I have become very interested in...
    Advisor: Dr. Don Chandler Research Topic: Evaluation of lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) as a potential source of advantageous genes for quinoa Since graduating from Grove City College with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2015, I have begun studying plant biology at UNH. I have become very interested in...

Curriculum & Requirements

The requirements for the plant biology minor are:

Required course:4
BIOL 409
Introductory Botany
Choose one of the following two 400-level courses that deal with plant value to humans:4
BIOL 408
Plants and Civilization
SAFS 421
Introductory Horticulture
Choose one of the following 500-level courses that deal with plant biodiversity:4
MEFB 525
Introduction to Aquatic Botany
BIOL 566
Systematic Botany
Choose two additional plant-based courses at the 500 level or higher, including BIOL or MEFB 795 (must be taken for 4 credits). 18


The minimum acceptable grade in these courses is a C-; the average grade for these courses must be a C or better.

For advice on course selection, students should see the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences,Spaulding Hall Rm 117, or (603) 862-3205.

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