Botany and Plant Ecology


  • Mission Statment

    The mission of the Botany  and Plant Ecology Department at Weber State University is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue diverse educational and career goals. To this end, the Botany Department offers a diversity of high quality courses that provide classroom, laboratory, and field experience in the major sub-disciplines of plant biology. Our botany graduates find employment as researchers in academic, industrial, or government labs; as field botanists for state and federal agencies, including state and national parks; and as employees of educational and environmental organizations. The undergraduate botany department at WSU is the only of its kind remaining in Utah and one of the few left in the U.S. As such, we aim to increase the visibility of botany as a vitally important discipline. Accordingly, the Department provides general education courses and support courses that enhance student appreciation for plants and their physically and functionally keystone place in the world.