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Botany Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Botany Degree

The botany degree program at University of Iowa instructs students on the scientific study of plants, plant habitats, microbial organisms, and ecosystem relations. Students who graduate from the botany degree program may have a future in the following career paths: national forestry, horticulture, ecology, environmentalism, marine and/or freshwater biology, ecological consulting, and more. Students will gain skillful instruction in courses such as plant structure and anatomy, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant physiology, plant taxonomy and systematic, plant ecology, paleobotany, plant genetics, and more. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer botany degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Botany program at University of Iowa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

Biologists

  • Description:

    Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).