Botany is the science of plants and their physiology, anatomy and ecology.

Botany introduces you to the diversity and life processes of plants. Topics covered include plant anatomy, physiology, growth, reproduction, ecology, evolution, plant identification and plants and society.

Courses Offered

  • The Plant Kingdom
  • Offered through Environmental Sciences
  • Principles of Agroecology
  • Soil Science and Conservation
  • Ecological Urban Food Production

To read course descriptions for the current and upcoming quarter as well as register, visit MyCentral.

Botany Careers

  • Biochemist
  • Agronomist
  • Soil Plant Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Forest Ranger
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Microbiologist
  • Research Scientist

Botany Faculty

Jessica McAbee
University of California Davis, Ph.D. (Plant Biology)

Grace Sparks
University of Washington, Ph.D. (Ecosystems Analysis)

John Wiseley
University of California Davis, M.S. (Plant Biology)