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Plants Sustain Our World

Botanists, people who study plants, are needed to save our planet! There is amazing power in these unique organisms, and our world could not exist without them!

From tiny lichens to towering pines, plants work to clean our air, help us feed the world, allow us to build houses, and provide beauty in our lives. Because the world's growing population has resulted in the destruction of so much plant life, botanists are needed to save our world!
To be a hero, study botany and apply your knowledge of plants to create change!

You Will Like Botany If... 

 You like being one-of-a-kind, with the only botany department in the state
♦ You want an understanding & appreciation of the role plants play in all aspects of our world
♦ You need strong preparation for admission to schools of natural medicine
♦ You learn best with hands-on experiences, like in the greenhouse
♦ You want research opportunities in both strongly equipped labs & excellent outdoor field locations. 


Can You Picture Yourself Here?

Can you picture learning more about plants, how they sustain our world, and how they can be applied to brighten our future?

A Botany degree can help you make that happen. 

From the smallest to largest of plants, there are many careers that allow you to use what you will learn in botany to make a difference in this world.  

We Can Help You Make it Happen!

♦ New Students, first complete the online application for admission to WSU.

 If you are just beginning, have questions about the university or general education classes, or are wondering which program of study to declare or what initial classes you should be taking, please contact the College of Science Advising Office. Click here for her contact information, location and hours.

♦ If you feel confident that you understand the lay of the (university) land, and are ready to declare a Botany program, you can make an appointment to meet with dept. chair, Dr. Sue Harley. She'll answer your questions, get your program declared, help you with your schedule, and introduce you to your ongoing faculty advisor. 



Let's Connect!

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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