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Department of Botany
Weber State University
2504 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2504

Phone: 801-626-6174

What can I do with a degree in Botany?

Various careers are available in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and range management. The need for botanists will continue to grow in the future. With Earth's increasing population, the need to produce more productive crops and more nutritious foods will depend on the talents of botanists. There are also increasing pressures on the environment with a need for botanists to help solve problems with air, water and soil pollution and to preserve ecosystems around the globe.

What will I learn?

You will learn about plants and their roles in providing food, fiber and decoration, and how to produce them while maintaining ecosystems, providing animal habitats, preserving the health and stability of the global environment and contributing to our general health. You will be introduced to laboratory and research procedures, natural resource management, environmental issues, physical geology and the weather, as well as math, chemistry, economics and physics for career scientists.

Degrees available:

  • Bachelor’s degree (major and minor)
  • Biology composite teaching degree
  • BIS emphasis
  • Pre-professional programs
    • Pre-Agriculture
    • Pre-Horticulture
    • Pre-Forestry
    • Pre-Range Management

Weber State University does not offer degrees in pre-agriculture, pre-horticulture, pre-forestry and pre-range management. Nevertheless, your two years of lower-division study in the botany department will prepare you to meet admissions standards at the university you choose for your bachelor's degree. The program permits you to follow the catalog requirements of the agriculture or horticulture university you plan to attend.

What is the application process?

Although there is no application deadline, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the Department of Botany for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.