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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.


Required seminars in Botany (4 credits):

  • BOT 100 Freshman Seminar
  • BOT 200 Sophomore Seminar
  • BOT 300 Junior Seminar
  • BOT 400 Senior Seminar

Required courses in Botany, Biology & Anthropology (42 credits):

Botany and Ethnobotany:

  • BOT 101 General Botany
  • BOT 101L General Botany Lab
  • BOT 105 Introductory Ethnobotany
  • BOT 201 Plant Evolutionary Diversity
  • BOT 201L Plant Evolutionary Diversity Lab
  • BOT 202 Plant Ecology in the Hawaiian Islands
  • BOT 202L Plant Ecology in the Hawaiian Islands Lab
  • BOT 301 Plant Conservation Biology
  • BOT 301L Plant Conservation Biology Lab
  • BOT 462 Plant Evolution
  • BOT 420 Functional Form of Plants
  • BOT 440 Advanced Ethnobotany
  • BOT 461 Plant Systematics
  • BOT 399/499 Directed research

Biology:

  • BIOL 171 Introduction to Biology I
  • BIOL 171L Introduction to Biology I Lab

Anthropology:

  • ANTH 152 Culture and Humanity

 

Elective courses in Botany (9 credits)

Two of (6 credits):

  • BOT 442 Medical Ethnobotany
  • BOT 444 Ethnoecology and Conservation
  • BOT 446 Hawaiian Ethnobotany
  • BOT 447
  • BOT 448
  • BIOL 440 Psychoactive Drug Plants

One of (3 credits):

  • One other 400 level botany course

 

Other elective courses (12 credits)                               

Social Science – Two of (6 credits):

  • Two 400 level social science courses in ANTH, GEOG, HWST or other culture-focused courses not applied to other requirements in the Ehtnobotany degree program

Biogeography – Two of (6 credits):

  • BIOL 320
  • BIOL 360
  • BIOL 410
  • GEOG 309
  • GEOG 312
  • GEOG 326
  • GEOG 409

 

Other Required courses (27 credits)

  • CHEM 161/161L General Chemistry I + Lab
  • CHEM 162/162L General Chemistry II + Lab
  • CHEM 272/272L Organic Chemistry I + Lab
  • PHYS 151/151L College Physics I + Lab
  • PHYS 152/152L College Physics I + Lab
  • MATH 215 Applied Calculus I
  • MATH 216 Applied Calculus II

 

Total: 94 credits

 

Prospective majors should consult the department promptly so as to design a curriculum that satisfies these requirements.