Top Botany/Plant Biology Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the scientific study of plants, related microbial organisms, and plant habitats and ecosystem relations. Includes instruction in plant anatomy and structure, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant morphology and physiology, plant ecology, plant taxonomy and systematics, paleobotany, and applications of biophysics and molecular biology.

While Botany/Plant Biology offers degrees up to the Masters degree, the majority of students earn a Bachelors degree. Students major in Botany/Plant Biology all around the US, though the major at the Bachelors degree level has the most graduates in California. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Botany/Plant Biology is $42,090.

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See where Botany/Plant Biology is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Botany/Plant Biology degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Botany/Plant Biology

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a top option for students who want to study Botany/Plant Biology. Students can earn up to a Masters degree at the school. North Carolina State University at Raleigh grants about 42 Bachelors degrees to those majoring in Botany/Plant Biology per year. However, the University of California-Berkeley and California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt are also options to consider. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Botany/Plant Biology Majors

Some top careers related to Botany/Plant Biology, include Natural Sciences Managers and Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary, both of which have many employment opportunities. Though there are careers that pay more, like Natural Sciences Managers. the most available position for Botany/Plant Biology majors is Biological Scientists, All Other.

Top Paying Careers for Botany/Plant Biology

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $137,900)
  2. Biological Scientists, All Other   (Median Wage: $82,530)
  3. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $81,440)
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