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Careers in Botany and Plant Ecology

You can make an impact on this world by using your 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. 




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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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
and Plant Ecology

1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2504
Ogden, UT 84408-2504

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)

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