Botany studies the essential relationship between human life and growing plant life. It’s a broad field that includes ecology, field study, plant structure and patterns, and experimentation. In your botanical research you’ll learn about the key roles plants play in the ecosystem, conservation efforts, public health, and environmental protection. You’ll enjoy small lectures and labs with faculty who are passionate about teaching.

What’s different at SPSCC?

Get a taste of real research. Students have the opportunity to participate in SPSCC’s undergraduate research program, collaborating with local agencies and organizations on important projects that directly impact our community and ecosystem. You will obtain relevant, hands-on experience with real science before the graduate level – an invaluable stepping stone to a future career in the sciences, where employers typically seek real-world experience with the equipment and processes of modern research.

Careers in Botany

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Natural and Applied Sciences