UGA Specific Information for Plant Biology

This major is aimed at giving students a broad understanding of plant biology with experience in chemistry, physics and mathematics. In addition to courses in botany, the undergraduate major will take core biology classes including biochemistry, genetics, evolution and ecology. Careers in Plant Sciences are numerous and diverse. They include research at universities, government laboratories and at biotech companies; teaching at the high school, college or university level; management and interpretation as staff biologists with state and federal agencies; and administration and sales with plant and plant product related industries. An undergraduate major in botany also provides a strong background for graduate-level study in botany and other biological sciences.

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Plant Biology Majors for the Class of 2017*

North Carolina State University | The University of California, Riverside


*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.