Undergraduate

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The Bachelor of Science in Botany is designed for those students who plan a career in science with an emphasis on plants, especially those intending to do graduate studies. A full complement of basic courses in biology, chemistry, math, and physics is required in addition to botany courses. The advisor for the Bachelor of Science in Botany is Stephanie Kraft-Terry in Edmondson 216, kraft2@hawaii.edu, 808.956.0735. See http://hawaii.edu/natsci/advising for more information on undergraduate advising.


The Bachelor of Arts in Botany is a liberal arts degree with an emphasis on understanding modern concepts in plant sciences, particularly related to the role of botany in society and the uniqueness of the ecology of Hawai’i. The BA degree provides students flexibility to pursue a broad liberal arts education, and still gain a sound foundation in botany with an area of particular interest. Courses are available in conservation, ecology, ethnobotany, molecular evolution, physiology, structural botany, systematics, and selected faculty research specialties. The courses applied toward the botany major may be selected with the student’s interest area in mind. The advisor for the Bachelor of Arts in Botany is Stephanie Kraft-Terry in Edmondson 216, kraft2@hawaii.edu, 808.956.0735. See http://hawaii.edu/natsci/advising for more information on undergraduate advising.


Students are no longer being admitted to this program as of April 7, 2015.

See: http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/no-new-admissions-to-the-bs-in-ethnobotany-degree-program/

The Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany provides a unique learning environment in which biological and social science theories are integrated. Study in Ethnobotany will enable students to work in areas related to the conservation of biological and cultural diversity, work in natural health care businesses and practices, enter graduate school programs in Ethnobotany, Botany, Anthropology, and related fields or enter advanced medical training programs. The advisor for the Bachelor of Science in Ethnobotany is Stephanie Kraft-Terry in Edmondson 216, kraft2@hawaii.edu, 808.956.0735. See http://hawaii.edu/natsci/advising for more information on undergraduate advising.


Student Learning Outcomes of Undergraduate Degrees

Specific core discipline knowledge

  • Students can recall details and information about the evolution, anatomy, morphology, systematics, genetics, physiology, ecology, and conservation of plants, algae, and fungi.
  • Students can recall details of the unique ecological and evolutionary features of the Hawaiian flora.

Communication skills

  • Students can communicate effectively using oral and written communication skills.

Problem solving and research skills

  • Students can generate and test hypotheses, make observations, collect data, analyze and interpret results, derive conclusions, and evaluate their significance within a broad scientific context.

A Minor in Botany is offered to students who want to enrich their undergraduate experience by pursuing interests in one or more of the following:

  • marine or terrestrial plant life in Hawai’i
  • ecology and resource management
  • modern technologies (molecular, physiological, or genetic methodology)
  • techniques of microscopy
  • ethnobotany
  • traditional fields such as classification, physiology, anatomy

For more information, contact a faculty member of the Botany department the undergraduate advisor for the Botany program – Stephanie Kraft-Terry in Edmondson 216, kraft2@hawaii.edu, 808.956.0735. See http://hawaii.edu/natsci/advising for more information on undergraduate advising.