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Botany Degree at Washington State University (WSU)

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  • Phone: (509) 335-3564

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Botany Degree

The botany degree program at Washington State University 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 Washington colleges that offer botany degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Botany Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Washington State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Master's Degree3
    Doctorate Degree1

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male1
    Female3

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    White4

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Botany program at WSU, 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).

Other schools offering Botany Programs in Washington

Botany programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Botany (D)