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Botany Degrees

This area provides information on a botany degrees, what it entails, what subjects students will study and techniques students may learn.

What is a Botany degree about?

Botany is a branch of the Science Biology; in particular it involves the specialist study of plants. It introduces students to the nature of plants, their structure, classification, function and reproduction. Students further examine modern techniques in genetic engineering and polluting effects on plants. Within the field of Botany are a number of specialized areas of study; these include horticulture, forestry and morphology.

Students aspiring to study in the field of botany are able to do, as Botany specialization is available through the Bachelor of Science degree.

Standard requirements for most students doing a course in Botany would be required to complete subjects in, although these core subjects may depend on institution, they virtually provide very similar content. Examples of these include:

  • General Biology
  • Genetics.
  • Cell Biology.
  • Ecology.
  • Biology in Plant Physiology
  • Biology in Plant Ecology.
  • Biology in Phycology.
  • Biology in Mycology.
  • Biology in Plant Pathology.


  • Other Science degree subjects may be required depending on your institution
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics


  • While studying the above subjects students will be trained in general science techniques but also specialist botanical techniques such as but limited to:

  • genetic manipulation of plant cells and genomes
  • plant tissue and organ culturing
  • protoplast fusion and isolation


  • After studying a degree in the field of botany, many job opportunities await students however students will learn many skills throughout their science degree and may just choose a variety of paths within science rather then botany, there are many options further outlined within botany jobs section of UniXL.