Plant biology develops your appreciation for the diversity, complexity and unity of
life and provides the basis for sciences that include the development of pharmaceuticals,
biofuels and improved crops.
Why plant biology at OSU?
The plant biology department prepares you for government and industry jobs, and entry
into graduate, medical and other professional schools. Our pre-pharmacy program at
OSU is uniquely suited for preparing you for pharmaceutical school. The OSU Botanical
Society on campus is also a great resource for our students who may have an aptitude
for the biological sciences, chemistry and mathematics!
Plant biology majors are competitive for all types of jobs and enjoy successful careers
in a variety of fields:
High School Science Teacher/Counselor
Opportunities for plant biology students include:
Research opportunities in the field and in laboratories
Courses like Fungi: Myths and More and Plants and People
Participation in the OSU Botanical Society, a student-based organization that hosts
social events, co-sponsors seminar speakers, takes field trips to natural areas and
botanic gardens, and holds education outreach activities
Access to the OSU Herbarium, which contains approximately 140,000 specimens, largely
from Oklahoma and surrounding states, with the oldest specimen dating back to 1862