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Plants Sustain Our World

Botanists and plant ecologists are needed to save our planet! There is amazing power in these unique organisms, and our world could not exist without them!

From tiny lichens to towering pines, plants work to clean our air, help us feed the world, allow us to build houses, and provide beauty in our lives. Because the world's growing population has resulted in the destruction of so much plant life, botanists are needed to save our world!
To be a hero, study botany and apply your knowledge of plants to create change!

You will like Botany and Plant Ecology if...

 You like being one-of-a-kind, with the only botany department in the state
♦ You want an understanding & appreciation of the role plants play in all aspects of our world
♦ You need strong preparation for admission to schools of natural medicine
♦ You learn best with hands-on experiences, like in the greenhouse
♦ You want research opportunities in both strongly equipped labs & excellent outdoor field locations. 


See yourself here...

Can you picture learning more about plants, how they sustain our world, and how they can be used to brighten our future?
degree in botany and plant ecology can help you make that happen. 
From the smallest to largest of plants, there are many careers that allow you to use what you will learn in botany to make a difference in this world.  



Now let us help!

♦ New Students Apply to WSU. Apply To WSU

♦ Contact the CoS Advising Office.
General Advising

♦ Declare your Botany and Plant Ecology program by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Sue Harley, Dept. Chair.                                     Declare Your Major


Let's Connect!


Office hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room TY424, Mail Code 2504

Mailing address

Weber State University
Department of Botany
and Plant Ecology

1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2504
Ogden, UT 84408-2504

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)

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