Minor in Botany

KS Jacquemontia

A Minor in Botany is offered to students who are interested in careers in natural sciences or natural resource managements, or 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 a Minor in Botany students must meet the University requirement of 15 credit hours in non-introductory courses in the Minor. The Department of Botany Minor Program offers great flexibility, allowing students to pursue a Minor in Botany regardless of major or background. Students can pursue an individually designed program, or the following example:


Evolutionary Botany

Required courses
BOT 201 Plant Evolutionary Diversity
BOT 462 Plant Evolution

Electives
BOT 420 Functional Form of Plants
BOT 430 Mycology
BOT 450 Natural History of Hawaiian Islands
BOT 461 Principles of Plant Systematics
BOT 480 Algal Diversity & Evolution
BOT 662 Advanced Systematics


Procedure for Declaring a Botany Minor

The advisor for the Botany minor 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.

Bear in mind that courses to be used for core or major credit cannot be included in your minor and that only grades of C (not C-) or above count toward your minor. Please contact Stephanie Kraft-Terry as questions arise concerning your program.

One semester before you graduate, meet with your advisor to compile the courses, credits, and grades to be counted toward your Minor certificate.