Plant Biology (Minor)

Plant Biology (Minor)

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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 completion of the minor, of which no more than two can overlap with major requirements.


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Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

The requirements for the plant biology minor are:

Required course:4
BIOL 409
Green Life: Introducing the Botanical Sciences
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
Course dealing with plant biodiversity:4
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.

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