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Botany, B.S.

Requirements

Students interested in botany, or related fields, are strongly encouraged to earn at least a baccalaureate degree (BS). To be competitive in the job market additional post-baccalaureate education is suggested. The BS degree in Botany may be used for entry into a career or in preparation for graduate (Masters/ PhD) or professional schools (medical, pharmacy etc.).

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. BIOL 1610 with C- or higher and approval of Biology Department adviser.
General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 63 Credits
  BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory 1
  BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
  BIOL 1625 College Biology II Laboratory 1
  BIOL 3400 Cell Biology 3
  BIOL 3500 Genetics 3
  BIOL 4500 Principles of Evolution WE 3
  BIOL 492R Professional Development 1
  BIOL 494R Student Seminar WE 2
  BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium (0.5 cr, two required)  1
  BOT 2100 Flora of Utah 3
or BOT 2050 Field Botany (3)
  BOT 2400 Plant Kingdom 4
  BOT 4050 Plant Ecology 3
  BOT 4055 Plant Ecology Laboratory 1
  BOT 4100 Plant Anatomy 4
  BOT 4200 Plant Systematics  3
  BOT 4300 Native Trees and Shrubs of Utah 3
or BOT 4500 Introduction to Grasses (3)
  BOT 4600 Plant Physiology 3
and BOT 4605 Plant Physiology Laboratory WE 1
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
  CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
or MATH 1060 Trigonometry (3)
and MATH 1210 Calculus I (5)  
  MICR 3450 General Microbiology 3
and MICR 3455 General Microbiology Laboratory 1
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4
  PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
Elective Requirements: 18 Credits
  Additional credits to meet credit and upper-division requirements. 18

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete the required minimum credit hours.
  2. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  3. If an AA or AS degree has been earned, a maximum of 64 of these credits may apply toward the BS.
  4. At least 30 credit hours in residence at UVU or satellite sites are required, with 10 hours earned during the last 45 hours.
  5. A minimum of 40 credits must be upper-division (numbered 3000 or above).
  6. A minimum of 40 credits must be in the Biology Department (BIOL, BOT, BTEC, MICR, or ZOOL prefixes), 30 of which must be upper-division. A minimum of nine Biology Department credits must be taken at UVU.
  7. Complete discipline core courses with a grade of "C-" or higher in each course.
  8. Achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 with a minimum GPA of 2.25 in Biology Department courses.
  9. Complete the appropriate application for graduation form.
  10. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
Fine Arts 3
BOT 2050* Field Botany 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: *BOT 2100 - Flora of Utah can be taken in place of this course (offered summer only)  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
BIOL 1615 College Biology I Lab 1
STAT 2040 (or  Math 1060  and 1210)* Principles of Statistics (or Trigonometry and Calculus I) 4
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *If student is choosing Math 1210 - Calculus 1 instead of Stat 2040, then Math 1210 will be taken in Semester 3  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1620 College Biology II 3
BIOL 1625 College Biology II Lab 1
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
BIOL 3500 Genetics 3
American Institutions   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
BOT 2400 Plant Kingdom 4
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1
Humanties   3
Elective Any Upper Division elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values/GI 3
BOT 4050 Plant Ecology 3
BOT 4055 Plant Ecology Lab 1
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium 0.5
Elective Any elective 3
  Semester total: 15.5
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
BOT 4100 Plant Anatomy 4
PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4
PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab 1
BIOL 3400 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 497R Biology Colloquium 0.5
Elective Any Upper Division elective 3
  Semester total: 15.5
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
BOT 4600/4605 Plant Physiology and Lab 4
BOT 4300* Native Trees and Shrubs of Utah 3
BIOL 494R Student Seminar WE 2
BOT 492R Professional Development 1
Elective Upper Division Elective 5
  Semester total: 15
Notes: *BOT 4500 - Grasses can be taken in place of this course (spring only)  
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MICR 3450 General Microbiology 3
MICR 3455 General Microbiology Lab 1
BIOL 4500 Principles of Evolution WE 3
BOT 4200** Plant Systematics 3
Biol 492R Professional Development 1
Elective Any elective 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: **Course is only available Spring even years. Student must plan accordingly  
  Degree total: 120
Degree Note: This plan is assuming Semester 1 is Fall semester. Botany courses are specific to fall or spring, and will need to be planned accordingly.
  Degree total: 120

 

Department

Biology

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