#CoursesGalore: Botany (Also Plant Biology/ Plant Sciences/ Phytology)

If you're interested in pursuing your education in Botany (Also Plant Biology/ Plant Sciences/ Phytology), here are some essential tips about this course that you should know!

What is it?

The study of plants is one of the oldest branches of biology. Plants provide us with oxygen, food and shelter, among many other things. Hence there will be a continuous demand for botany experts as we try to uncover new species, uses and ways to cultivate and conserve them. 

What will you study?

You will investigate the characteristics of plant life and its life cycle at various levels (molecular, cellular, population etc). The subject also covers the contribution and functions of plants in our daily lives.

Core subjects 

Principles of biology; general chemistry; calculus for life sciences; general microbiology; general ecology; applied biostatistics; organic chemistry; general chemistry; introduction to physics; principles of genetics; plant physiology; plant anatomy; plant biotechnology and genetic engineering; systematic botany.

Typical course duration

You will require three years to complete a bachelor’s degree in botany or plant biology.


Prior study in biology and chemistry is required.

What do graduates do? 

Botany graduates can find work in private and government laboratories, research and development firms, consultancies, and the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural industries, as well as academic institutions, and environmental groups.