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Careers in Botany

You can make an impact on this world by using your Botany degree in a variety of fields.

Graduates often go on to careers in

  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation and Natural Resource Management
  • Ecology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Forestry
  • Pharmaceuticals or Natural Products
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Plant Pathology

You'll also be prepared for graduate studies or professional schools such as pharmacy, natural medicine and medicine. 

Botanist Salaries



The median annual wage of agricultural and food scientists was $58,450 in 2010. That works out to be $28.10 per hour. Check out the occupational handbook for more information on the job outlook for botanists.

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Advisor: Dr. Sue Harley


Office hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room TY424, Mail Code 2504

Mailing address

Weber State University
Department of Botany
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2504
Ogden, UT 84408-2505505

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)

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